Influenced by innocent example of elders,
Stepping stones of life habitually set out.
Grand old wives tales with dark warnings,
Their ethos for living faithfully preached.
Her individual words still easily recalled,
Images attach to present day reflections.
Quietness kept her in a solitary position,
Timidity bound her to a domestic outlook.
Skills honed by worn hands of experience,
Inherited traits set aside for ways of today.
These days she strikes a more confident pose,
Her voice can project into almost all corners.
Unattached from defined roles of confinement,
Varied roles of equal opportunity await interest.
These days she leads while many care to follow,
Instincts tempered by those motherly advisors.
©Copyright Eileen T O’Neill 05/03/2014
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