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Grandmotherís Silent Prayers

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Grandmotherís Silent Prayers

I had not thought of it before my children left
that I would ever feel so helpless, bereft,
as when it comes to my grandchildrenís care,
or that I would have so much love to spare.

In this lonesome darkness Ďtis an angelís light I see
that only continuing prayer may then comfort me.
So in my weary, foggy mind, a trilogy thus unwinds;
pray these words will continue through my history.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Babies rest, Grandmotherís here
Pray know best Grandmotherís cheer.
Babies rest, Grandfatherís love
Keeping you safe in wisdom and love.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

So a prayer for my granddaughter, seven now,
that she learn to love true, regardless of how
by her mother abandoned, she shall feel my arms.
Let prayers surround her, like golden charms.

So a prayer for my grandson, 'tho just two
let him know heís good in the things that heíll do;
let grandpa guide him, and Iíll do my turn
so that he will listen, and want to learn.

So a prayer to my grandson, just yet unborn
Please God, let him come to no harm.
Let this child survive the coming winterís storm
and in all arms, let this child be loved and warm.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Babies rest, Grandmotherís here
Pray know best Grandmotherís cheer.
Babies rest, Grandfatherís love
Keeping you safe in wisdom and love.


14 September, 1999
©KRJ


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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




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© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Seymour Tabin
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1 posted 09-14-99 05:41 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
Let me be the first to congratulate you on a wonderful poem. and I want to thank you again
for answering my distress cal about the URL I meant to tell you my mail was also out of wack and did not show up in my mail. Everything is fine now. *L*
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This is so sweet, so touching!

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Denise
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Thank you Sy and Denise. Again, this was a therapeutical piece.
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Very sweet Sunshine

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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good for you, Sunshine! This is another fine work. It makes me want to have little urchins running around my feet.
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Hoot, thank you.

LJA, it would seem that for all of the practice that parents do, we should see a reward at the end. Grandchildren most often are that precious commodity.
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