The Old Lady in a Cane

I once had a dream of a fairly
old lady walking by a cane


she stoops as she walks
she begs as she cries


she wonders and wonders
along the street into the corner


she sits as she cries
she mourns as she weeps


she wails in agonizing cry
longing for love, that she once had


she remembers her then beautiful life
had she not been selfish and ungrateful


she disappears from my sight
she lost without a trace

the fairly old lady in a cane, I knew once and in my life, I helped,
I was kind
Day 4 NaPoWriMo

Our prompt for the day takes its cue from our gently odd resources and asks you to write a poem based on an image from a dream. We don’t always remember our dreams, but images or ideas from them often stick with us for a very long time.



Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links – –

30 thoughts on “The Old Lady in a Cane

      1. 🤗💕 A wonderful sign of confidence and self-esteem Mich, many people struggle to accept a compliment! Stay safe & stay sharing your kindness. X


  1. Oh, to be grateful ever day for what we have! Not take anyone, or anything good, for granted.
    A heart-touching poem, SweetMich!
    I knew an elderly lady, Helen, who was happy, kind, and still helping other people. A young lady (who was grouchy, selfish, and ungrateful) looked at me and said, “I hope I’m like Helen when I get old.” I smiled and said, as kindly as I could, “If you want to be like Helen when you’re old, you need to be like Helen now.”
    Now is the time to kind, joyful, giving, and helpful. 🙂


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