• Ellen

    By Julia Sweigert

    She walks with the rest

    The same, yet different.

    She stands out alone

    Smaller, but so much bigger.

    She lags behind while

    Trying harder than anyone to keep up.

    She holds a special place in my heart as in the

    Hearts of so many others

    Irreplaceable, she is so perfect

    In her own unique way.

    Some may talk about her or

    Laugh or point at her.

    *Does it care? Does she care?

    Once they know her,

    She becomes a precious jewel in

    Their lives.

    Amidst change and hardship

    She remains the same,

    Dependable and strong.

    *Italicized line taken from Robinson Jeffers’ poem Carmel Point

    posted to Cedar Street Times on May 7, 2009

    Topics: Current Edition, Features, Cameron Douglas


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