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Grandma

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Marilyn
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0 posted 09-28-1999 10:14 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Marilyn

GRANDMA

Growing up, a face is remembered. One with sparkling eyes that followed our play. Not hugs and kisses, it wasn't her way.

She gave from her heart the best she knew how,"SCARE EM" she'd say, when a bag of candy was given at the end of our play.

As we all grew older, so proud she was made, and a dollar we'd earn with each passing grade.

The older we grew, her concern for us did too. She didn't want us blue. Boyfriends and girlfriends could we find? She didn't want us left behind.

Haveing trouble finding someone to share? "LOOK IN THE PAPER, THERE ARE LOTS OF THEM THERE."

Then we were married and the greatgrand children came Then the spark in her eyes turned into a flame.

Anthony, the oldestest of this newest set, was pestered and poked to Oma's content. Now don't misunderstand he loved this little game, just fine, and returned the love to her EVERYTIME!

And in her last few days, the thing I hold most dear. Is the flame in her eyes when the children were near.

We all will now miss her, but in our hearts we will know. She's home and in peace, in the flame her eyes once did show.

Close to the Savior and Grandpa her most dear. Wanting us to remember the good of the years.

So be happy she is home now, where she wanted to be. And remember the good times and the things that were JUST SHE.


One of my earliest works....written by request for my grandmothers funeral.
© Copyright 1999 Marilyn - All Rights Reserved
Richard 33
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1 posted 09-28-1999 10:37 PM       View Profile for Richard 33   Email Richard 33   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Richard 33

What a beautiful, and befitting way to
remember your grandmother. I really loved
reading this one, it brought tears to my
eyes. very good poem!!!
Marilyn
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2 posted 09-28-1999 10:42 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thankyou Richard. It still brings tears to my eyes as well.
Isis
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3 posted 09-29-1999 12:57 AM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

Beautiful..if only they could live forever.
There are somehow calmer, and have so much knowledge and wisdom to bestow.
A beautiful tribute..

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A hero is a man who does what he can.
~Isis~
(The Fragile Rose)


Marilyn
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4 posted 09-29-1999 01:02 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Thankyou for your words Isis. I am an untrained poet and in this work I can see many flaws with it techincally. I will never change word though. It was written with purpose and passion. My heart on paper.
CSwtThng
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5 posted 09-29-1999 01:40 AM       View Profile for CSwtThng   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CSwtThng

I'm sure your grandmother knew that you loved her very much. She is most certainly watching over you, and I'm sure yoku've made her very proud.
Marilyn
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6 posted 09-29-1999 01:54 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

CSwt...Thankyou for your kind comment. I appreciate it.
Dragoness
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7 posted 09-29-1999 02:30 AM       View Profile for Dragoness   Email Dragoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Dragoness's Home Page   View IP for Dragoness

A beautiful tribute to your Grandma...you did her most proud!

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Set you heart free and your mind will follow.
 
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