She Was A Timeless Beauty
 

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Annie was a timeless beauty back in the day
I say timeless with conviction because I can
To have known her then and thinking of her now
If she were here today, she could have any man

She was the madam of the neighborhood brothel
You would never know it from her sweet demeanor
But when she was doing business, it was different
If a jon was rich, she would take him to the cleaners

One day she met a very tall and handsome man
He was married but his poor wife was very ill
Once she heard this, there was no stopping her
With her intentions clear, to deny her he had no will

They began seeing one another pretty often
They basked in sin up until his wife died
I know there is no justification for this
All the while my poor mother just cried

You see, the man I speak of is my grandfather
My real grandmother had died before I was born
And after she did, he and Annie did marry
She was my grandmother, I would have sworn

She loved all of us kids with all of her heart
But in situations like this, there is bad blood
One day everything just blew up in her face
With so many tears I thought we'd had a flood

Mom and her brothers never liked her at all
This is understandable to a point, I feel
But Grandpa was just so alone back then
To his children it was a horrendous ordeal

Bad feelings carried over into their adult lives
They never forgave her for what she had done
I don't know what it was about but they fought
Feeling smug they finally felt they had won

Sadly though, the people who lost the most
Was me and my siblings and cousins too
After all these years as our only grandmother
They told us she wasn't at all and this is true

That's when we learned the whole story
Of how Annie had connived and schemed
To take Grandpa away from our real Grandma
Certainly, in her favor, the tale didn't lean

But I can tell you this, everyone who is still here
Us kids were smarter than the average bear
We didn't let our folks chase us away from her
For the rest of her life, she knew we cared

'True Story'

~~~

Written for Starlight1's Poet's Pick Challenge
Using #8 'timeless beauty'

By Adele Kaye

© 2010 Adele Kaye (All rights reserved)

 

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