Autumn’s colorful hues
have come and gone.
Silver strands replace
youth’s golden tresses.
Gentle strength flows
through her wrinkled hands.
Though bones ache,
a smile lights her face.
Her fragile body encases
a warm, generous heart.
When she eases into a room,
others pause in awe.
In the middle of winter,
her faith flows on.
Thank you everyone for your kind words and ongoing support of Whispers. It is a gift to work with so many talented artists. Best wishes to all of you in your writing journeys. --Karen
Karen O'Leary is a freelance writer/editor from West Fargo, ND. Her
poetry, short stories, and articles have been published in a variety of
venues. She released her first book of poetry in 2011 called Whispers... published by A.P.F. Publisher. Their second project, Snippets...an anthology of short verse,
contains poetry from 73 talented writers from across the world and was
released in 2012. Karen is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance
and the Haiku Society of America.