I sit here in my garden, in the fragrance of the night;
wondering how my life could have been both so wrong and so right.
I married as I ought to, as my parents deemed I should,
I thought to be a proper wife; humble, meek and good.
But Ollis was a drunkard, a brute with heavy fist;
and when he was heavy in his cups he rarely ever missed...
but I have my Alexis; Kell, David and Zack too,
and when they are together, there is no way I can be blue.
Their cheerful and bright smiles, their lives all intertwine;
makes me think even with the bad, I'm glad this life is mine.