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Reflections of You

Somewhere in deep recesses of my mind
I try to picture my great- grandma's face.
She left no photograph of self behind,
But I dream of her dressed in bits of lace,
Tatted perhaps, by her artistic hand.
Her sewing genes survived but not in me.
She lived, labored and loved and then she left
No memories for future progeny.

I've traced her name, it is all I can do
To give her substance and to make her real.
She was a living being who could cry,
Could laugh and all other emotions feel.
There was a time I could have asked my mom
If there were things about her that she knew.
That chance is gone and is forever lost,
No one is left who could offer a clue.

Dear Grandma I lend you my willing pen.
Reflect upon the life that you once led.
Be free to speak about your memories
And say the things you wish that you had said.
There must be lots of stories left untold
And lessons great-grandchildren could have learned.
Dear Mollie Blosser, I'd love to record
The place in hist'ry you have richly earned.

By;  Joyce Johnson

Form  Iambic Pentameter

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 9/23/2013 5:42:00 AM
    This work is awesome!! No wonder it is in the winners’ list..Sara

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:44:00 PM
    Joyce, nice Metrical verse win... luv~Linda

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 9:03:00 AM
    Congratulations Joyce, a much deserved win!! This poem has deeply affected me, as I can relate to it.. Many times I've spoken to Grandpa and Grandma in my thoughts, in my prayers. There was so much left to know, so much my daughter could have gained from their knowledge and their past.. You've put in here all those emotions, all that I missed... A beautiful tribute to your beautiful granny!! Love, gautami

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 11:10:00 PM
    A very touching and excellent write my dear friend Joyce. I love it and so enjoyed. Thank you so much for sharing and many big hearty congratulations on your super win! Cheers and hugs! love lots, Leonora

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 11:57:00 PM
    Congrats on winning the place in the contest, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 8:38:00 PM
    it seems she left you with a fine gift of writing...beautiful poem...congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 12:39:00 PM
    thank you for your visit.I am going through alot right now and I am thinking about moving on.I am searching hard for a reason to stay but havent found it yet.My thoughts and feelings are said through my words.take care

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 11:54:00 AM
    Congrats on your win..I knew it was a winner..Sara

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 11:22:00 AM
    Joyce you defiantly put substance of reflections in your poem. Your great-grandmother and mother would be proud of your beautiful poem. Congratulations on a well deserve win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 8:48:00 PM
    Joyce, Congratulations on the Reflections Of You, winning poem. Always & Forever *Linda

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 7:02:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win, I enjoyed reading it this evening. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 12:28:00 PM
    HI Joyce, so nice to see you in the winners circle. I now - in the autumn of my life have this overpowering need to know those who came before me - so much so...that I am writing a novel about my grandparents 'The Mariner's Life'. There is so much research to do - it may take years. Congratulations on your win. Elaine George

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:26:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Well written. AO

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:14:00 AM
    Delightful, like you Joyce...and no doubt you get a lot of your talents...from grandmother...who was Great!

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Congratulations with your winning poem JOYCE, it's a nice Reflections Of???. ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 5/15/2013 10:33:00 AM

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 6:35:00 PM
    Great honor that you have given to your great-grandmother..I am sure that she was a wonderful person with much strength for it took that to survive back then..Thanks for your visit..Sara

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 4:03:00 PM
    So sweet Joyce......good luck....

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 11:16:00 AM
    A good reflection. Great job... Best wishes~A.O