WE CARRY ON BY BARBARA LEEDOM

We in our 80s, we ladies


Walk in the mall on rainy days


Frolic in bays in summertime


Prance around hidden fields at dusk


We dance alone in our rooms.




When we stop moving we


Ladies sit, but not for long, we


Rise and roam our favorite places


Soft jog on sodden trails, cranberry bogs


Sing songs even if we can’t sing.




Carry on, we’re told by our primaries


Be bold out there in the heat, winter cold


Keep moving, bend and stretch


We ladies send the world our message


In our 80s we ladies


Carry on.