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Grandma

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Grandma

The world did wear you down and on you passed.
Nightmares of young did press your eyes to close,
But God has gathered you and him at last.

Today we mourn for you, with hearts half-mast,
Today your joy above joins here our woes.
The world did wear you down and on you passed.

Now Zion holds you in its streets, so vast, 
Your withered hands and shining soul repose.
But God has gathered you and him at last.

Gehenna reaps none of what it has cast, 
Sheol takes skins and God what he now sows.
The world did wear you down and on you passed.

The space where you once stood won’t fill so fast,
Your words will warm in us what hate once froze,
But God has gathered you and him at last.

Go meet Allah and He, your loves, in grassed,
Unfettered fields. Your death on Earth now shows
The world did wear you down and on you passed,
But God has gathered you and him at last.

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  1. Date: 8/9/2011 7:02:00 PM
    Reads like a work honoring a woman who was a woman who loved God and family..Enjoyed...Sara

  1. Date: 8/6/2011 11:14:00 AM
    Very beautifully written. Touching.

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 1:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Aaron. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/27/2011 7:07:00 PM
    Congrats Aaron on your villanelle "Grandma" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 7/26/2011 8:48:00 PM
    This... is beautiful. Thanks so much for the read.

  1. Date: 7/25/2011 1:48:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Aaron. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/20/2010 3:30:00 PM
    Nice tribute and dedication to your Grandma with this very apt form of Villanelle. Aaron