Fancy clothes, she had none.
Six children by her side
She had to break the news to them.
Their daddy had just died.
Some of them would understand,
Some were much too young,
She longed to scream out loudly,
but, she just bit her tongue.
She hugged them in her arms real tight
and said a prayer for strength.
The long road ahead for them
would really be some length.
That was fifty years ago,
now she’s laid to rest.
She had the satisfaction knowing
that she did her best.