Bridge Cottage

There is a cottage made of stone
It stands by a bridge all alone
It has a blue door and hanging vines
I take a walk past there all the time
One day the door opened wide
The elderly lady said come on inside
I was just making a spot of tea
A cup for you and a cup for me
I didn’t hesitate I walked through the door
I couldn’t wait to see the inside and more
The furniture was amazingly small
I didn’t think I would fit on the chair at all
But there was no problem I was able to sit
The chair seemed to grow and I was able to fit
I sat down for a moment or two
And she said I’ll sit down right next to you
She said I see you each day walking here
Have your tea and a cookie my dear
There were toys strewn about the floor
They were all around reaching the door
She talked of her life and how rich it had been
She had a wonderful husband and many children
Her voice was so sweet as she touched me softly
She said it was meant for you to come by and see me
As I turned I saw the toys start to move
She said there is something I have to prove
Look around at the many toys
They are waiting for certain girls and boys
I was amazed the toys started to dance and run
They appeared to be having so much fun
But I sat in my chair and wondered what do I see
These were toys and this was not meant to be
She said when you were a little girl
You wanted a doll the color of pearl
Your family I know could not afford this doll
But here it is I’ve had it for a long while
How could she know of a long lost wish
She looked at me wisely as she took away the cup and dish
I know that of late you have been lonely and sad
Life took a turn that you didn’t expect and it was bad
But now that you have your doll the color of pearl
Again remember the happiness of being a little girl
So take my gift and go on your way
Perhaps I will see you another day
That doll changed my life and I am happy again
Because of the Bridge Cottage and my new friend
I still pass the Bridge Cottage every day
And as I pass I always quietly pray
May this elderly lady have a long happy life
And always continue to help people in strife
I still don’t know how she knew my childhood desire
But I knew it was magic as I sat by the warm fire
I still pass there often but she never comes to the door
But I will always remember her warmth and the toys on the floor
The Bridge Cottage

Bridge Cottage

Sally Omar

Joined January 2008

Artist's Description

Thank you Angela for the beautiful photo of the Bridge Cottage

Please check out my friend Angela Harburn’s other amazing photos on the RB

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