P-oetess, who is so GREAT and LOVELY
O-n the pedestal, I look up at her with so much glee
E-verything she writes are splendid and they all inspire me
T-eaching me unique writing styles, drawing me to pen more with piquancy.
D-estroyer is a nice name giving me good impressions
E-ncouragement through her comments, destroy all my writing inhibitions
S-o grateful that heaven brings her as one of my precious gems
T-ruly, I will forever treasure her in reality and in my dreams
R-ight here in my heart and mind, I sincerely admire her
O-h, what a great mother, grandmother and also a sweet friend and sister!
Y-earning to meet her someday, I still wonder
E-nchanting names she has are giving me puzzles
R-esolve my doubts, who is Skat and Linda who has the same name as her bf forever?
Written: Sept. 6, 2012
10th Place Winner
Contest: Curiosity Killed the Cat Harry Horsman and Mandy Tams
Poet Sponsor: Harry Horsman
Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2012
If I were to write about love
I would start with a word
I remember before my grandmother died
she would recomend
I get a job in the writing world
the acting world
and then she's gone.......
I remember the rain....
how one life affects another.....
if i were to write about love....
i would start with a word....
Copyright © Eva J Tortora | Year Posted 2006
Happy Grandmother’s Day
My reflections on how beautiful you were
Angels around you in paradise
Roses and baby’s breath lay beside you
In the breeze a butterfly hovers
Akiss, it places upon you
Heart as warm as the summer sun
Admiration of the joy of family liveliness
Pleasures of the play and secrets we enjoyed
Pleasant times we shared
Years went by with your caring love
Great childhood memories we shared
Recollection of all the wonderful pleasures and
Adoration you bestowed on my spirit
N ectar of love you spread
Days go by
M issing you in my life.
O nce upon a time a luxury of
Hugs and kisses
Everyone of them is missed
Rainbow stairs to climb one day just to be with you one day’
Special moments touched with beauty
Delighted that my heart will have reenjoyed
Affection that we shared
You are greatly missed
Sponsor: TAMMY REAMS
Contest Name: Acrostic on Mother's Day
Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2015
I is for idyll in the way that at 91 years of age my grandmother took such care, attention and pride in her appearance and her home.
V is for vanity as my grandmother was always immaculately groomed,her hair always looking pristine, full face of make up, how fantastic at that age.
Sometimes I think I should take a leaf out of my grandmother's book.
I can see my grandmother nodding in agreement.
Y is simply yearning to have my grandmother still here.
S is savour, I savour those laughs we used to have together, especially talking about my grandmother's war days and her lodger's she took in during the war.
S is also for secondary care. When you get to those senior years in my knowledge most only receive secondary care, except for my grandmother who had exceptional care, love and attention at the hands of her two lovely carer's (or minder's as my grandmother used to call them) Ellie and Angie thankyou for caring.
M has to be for memory, as my grandmother had the most amazing memory. A better, sharper memory than me and my mother joined. My grandmother had the sharpest, quickest brain. M is also for my grandmother's amazing courage and spirit throughout her life.
I is for intelligence, as you could always hold and keep an intelligent conversation going with my grandmother.
T is for tender, as my grandmother was gentile, and affectionate as well as being vulnerable and sensitive. My grandmother was also non-judgemental, she never judged me on being a lone parent.
H is for hereditary for my smith nose, for my grandmother's sense of humour, and of course a hug. Grandma I send you a hug from myself and Daniel.
On a lighter note, on telling Daniel my son of his great-grandmother's death, I said great grandma has died and gone to heaven in the sky.
Daniel replied "only animals go there"
I said people go there too
then Daniel replied 2but the beds are to small"
Copyright © Amanda Sullivan | Year Posted 2012
In the beginning, I took you for granted.
Remembering the sound of high-heeled shoes clicking.
I learned later that you were a grandmother extraordinaire.
Dependable, kind, wise, you always remembered me.
Every birthday or holiday, like clockwork, a card or a gift of love.
Secrets were safe in your hearing, in your heart, too.
Caring, sometimes through tears, you were there for me.
Endless was your love; constant was your listening ear.
Nothing uplifted my falling life more than your never-ending love.
Today, I am the person that I am because your iridescent-self shone in my life.
You remain my confidant and friend-grandma.
Omnipresent from the heavens your love directs my heart.
Upon the everlasting, joys abound in my memories of you.
© Dane Smith-Johnsen
September 30, 2011
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen | Year Posted 2011
Sight of death still considered in a distance
Enteric fluids rich in life and so much history
X-rated is the cloud of wisdom and experiences
An era of the grandparent and a few great grands, or
Generation of three steps and a few reaching four
Elder with some strength to still make things happen
New and relaxing is this life, phase or strata
Accomplished is one now counting his accolades
Retirement and pension are common trademarks
In a twelve, a possible nine already show medical signs
After this phase is a time to await death
Nevertheless, still not up to seven decades in existence.
Copyright © Funom Makama | Year Posted 2016