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

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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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