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The Shawl

I touch the intricate, soft shawl lovingly Recalling, gnarled hands moving delicately O, such sublime patterns, Grandma creating A shawl is draped upon a kitchen chair, waiting What skill within those hands to crochet A remembrance, a treasure, I keep today Grandma, divine angel, from above watching A shawl is draped upon a kitchen chair, waiting Above me is an angel, heavenly My muse, my reason for writing really Write is for the word, her words so inspiring A shawl is draped upon a kitchen chair, waiting I touch the shawl, her treasured thing She took a lonely girl and gave her wings I lift it from it's honored place, gently kissing A shawl is draped upon a kitchen chair, waiting I caress it each day, as I am passing Pink and soft, as the day of her dying Will always keep it, forever, remembering A shawl is draped upon a kitchen chair, waiting Rhyme November 27, 2012

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  1. Date: 12/26/2012 8:52:00 AM
    What wonderful sentiment the shawl holds and the love it represents. What a beautiful poem filled with loving memories. Love it.

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 8:51:00 AM
    truly magnificent poetry in design and rhyme emoting loving thoughts of Grandma .. mine also crocheted and those fine stitches and patterns were so intricate .. we have splendid memories Constance as I share your words so lovingly ..

  1. Date: 12/2/2012 2:08:00 AM
    Wow!!It's amazing how a physical object can stir such emotions, and a tactile sensation can bring on vivid memories of a lost loved one. I loved reading this and can think of no better tribute.

  1. Date: 11/28/2012 7:38:00 PM
    Always so me a story of a wonderful day with Gram..please? fav lines [I caress it each day, as I am passing/Pink and soft, as the day of her dying] so affecting! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 4:13:00 PM
    This is a brilliant and masterfully crafted write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this poem this evening! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 2:28:00 PM
    love this beautiful tribute to yoyr grandma, Constance. Hope you're having a good day x

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 1:25:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your fond memory of your grandmother..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..I did not have the pleasure of having a grandmother like that..I am always so pleased to read of this relationship of another person...Sara

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 10:52:00 AM
    Constance, you captured the beautifully poignant memories of your grandmother in this poem. Love the repeated last line. A wonderful write! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 11/27/2012 8:49:00 AM
    Constance, lovely poem about the making and the maker of the shawl, it does offer connection when we receive them as gifts, beautifully said.