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Grandson's Lament

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Tim
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0 posted 06-27-99 11:25 AM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Tim

When I look back in retrospect
Was just child's folly I suspect
But is to me a sad lament
The summer of my discontent.

On fifth of June, I turned fourteen
And of the world, I had not seen
My simple plan, to have some fun
Now that my summer had begun.

In summers past, I'd always went
To Grandma Janes, where I'd been sent.
To little house upon the hill
With potted plants on window sill.

Why must I go? I'm much too old.
But yet I went, for I'd been told.
To little house upon the hill
With potted plants on window sill.

My days were spent locked in my room
Self pity reigned amidst the gloom
Was left alone by Grandma Jane
Til summer's end, I did remain.

As left her house, I did not wave
Ignored the kiss, that I'd been gave
My only thought, to leave that place
I missed the tear on Grandma's face.

To Grandma Jane's I ne'er returned
To little house where love I spurned
For God he came on autumn's day
Took Grandma Jane, she passed away.

On tenth of June, she turned fourteen
My daughter Jane, she did complain
I'm much too old my time to spend
With Grandma Sue, she's not my friend.

I thought of house upon the hill
With potted plants in window sill
I felt upon my cheek I fear
Memories of a grandma's tear.

[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 06-27-99).]

[This message has been edited by Tim (edited 06-27-99).]
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Wolfgang
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1 posted 06-27-99 11:36 AM       View Profile for Wolfgang   Email Wolfgang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wolfgang's Home Page   View IP for Wolfgang

A very touching sentimental journey.
I hope (young) Jane will read this!
Well done.
Elizabeth
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2 posted 06-27-99 01:16 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

My grandparents aren't doing very well healthwise, it made me think of how much I love them. It was very sad.
Enotneicna
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3 posted 06-27-99 01:36 PM       View Profile for Enotneicna   Email Enotneicna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Enotneicna's Home Page   View IP for Enotneicna

I am a grandma!
Have two granddaughters.
Wish I could spend more time with them they are 6 and 7.
Your poem was wonderful.
Brought a tear to my eye!

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Sharon Lee Rotondi
(Enotneicna)

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Ron
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4 posted 06-27-99 02:51 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Tim, it just doesn't get any better than this. Wonderful craftsmanship, wonderful message.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go phone my grandmother...
fjones
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5 posted 06-27-99 06:39 PM       View Profile for fjones   Email fjones   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for fjones

There is a lot of insite in these words.
Children truley outgrow the old fokes!
Poet deVine
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6 posted 06-27-99 10:49 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

My grandparents are gone, and as yet I have not achieved that title. But this is a lovely tribute, should be printed on a card for Grandparents Day!


Nan
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7 posted 06-27-99 11:15 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Very, very wonderful sentiment, Tim - and don't we all have that attitude as teenagers - especially at fourteen...
My grandmother was quite a poet, too. She had no formal education, and just wrote (quite nostalgically) from her heart. This was one of her laments:

The Little White House
...by Velma M. Carlson (1903-1996)

The little white house at the
...end of the road
Is as lonesome is it can be.
...There was always love and laughter,
But now there's only me.
...We had a long life together
Which seems like only a dream.
...The years passed by so quickly ~
And were much too short, it seems.
...Many times we talked of the future
When the years would come and go.
...Never thinking the day would
Really come ~
...When one of us would be alone;
In the little white house at the
...End of the road.
May I stay here as long as I live.
...All there is now are the memories
I have,
...And the happiness they give.


(more of her poetry on my website)

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Sunshine
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Listening to every heart


8 posted 06-28-99 09:16 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thank you Tim. It is far too sorry that we need age for wisdom when we are young.
elvira
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9 posted 07-17-99 09:07 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

marvelous Tim...i'm sure she knew you loved her

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Childhood Memories...your countenance...hoarse whispers...My One and Only...Tribute to M.J... serving wench...stolen hours...devotion...Master...apart...


Delores Hall
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10 posted 07-17-99 09:26 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

To have had grandparent's in one's life is a
wonderful thing.
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