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The Seamstress of Time

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The Seamstress of Time

I have a special story I wish to share
About a seamstress beautiful and fair

She would fade away turning into smoke
Of her amazing beauty, no man would joke

The spiraling smoke would then re-form
I know only an angels face could be so warm

Before her a beautiful quilt was spread
Upon it the story of my life was said

As she once again started to dissipate 
She said, “Mike this quilt records your fate”

As the smoke traveled over to a new place
And then formed together creating her face

Looking over her shoulder back at me
She said, “This area will hold what has yet to be”

Most of the quilt looked like twisted evil tattoo
Simply because, my life’s quilt was quilted true

I looked the quilt over and then met her gaze
She was so beautiful in so many different ways

The last part of the quilt way over to the right
Showed the beauty of someone changing their plight

Upon her beautiful hand, which seemed so nimble
I noticed she was wearing my grandmother’s thimble 

From a young maiden so beautiful to see
My grandmother appeared right in front of me

I guess up in heaven we return to our youth
My grandmother was beautiful; such is the truth

I thought of the price grandma was asked to pay
The shame of knowing I had turned out that way

I thought of her sitting there stitching my shame
My grandmother didn’t deserve an eternity of pain

She said, “Michael be still with the pain in your heart,
Your story encourages others to make a new start.”

“The deeper the wrong the stronger the right
I always knew my boy would take up the fight”

With a smile much brighter than an ice covered sea
She said, “I love the man my boy has grown up to be”

As she turned to the quilt and started to sew
She said, “Michael, its now time for you to go.”

“Believe in your story believe in your truth
For Salvation is the true fountain of youth”

One night in a dream, which I’ll hold forever divine
I learned; my Grandmother is now,” The Seamstress of Time”


When I was a boy I would help my Grandmother roll
her quilt, find her glasses, as well as, her thimble. I 
never thought about how amazing her art truly was.
From a pile of rags she would make the most beautiful
quilt's. I sleep under one of her quilts to this very day. 


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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:18:00 AM
    A beautiful and inspiring story! You are one of my favorite poets!

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 10:45:00 AM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be truly amazing Michael. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/5/2011 11:37:00 AM
    Congrats Michael on all three entries making it to first round competition in PS contest..G.L. luv..

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 8:50:00 PM
    Fantastic tribute write and one to read your own child! Congrad's on all 3 of your entries moving forward. I hope you are well having much success in school and enjoying life. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 2:57:00 PM
    a great piece of work enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 3/22/2011 7:22:00 AM
    awww, leaves me feeling sentimental about my own grandmother

  1. Date: 3/13/2011 10:30:00 AM
    Appreciate your kind words Michael and such a treasure to read them luv.. on a blessed Sunday afternoon... Soup is my second home and second family.. everyone is as close to me as my own personal family... the past weeks goings on are tragic my friend but we will move on and continue to grow luv.. stay in touch please and luv to all your family too Michael... thankxxx...

  1. Date: 3/11/2011 2:37:00 PM
    Michael, it was nice to see you back online here today. I hope things are going well for you. Love and blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/21/2011 4:29:00 PM
    Another addition to my favs. Vince

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 7:46:00 PM
    A wonderful poem Michael, I really loved it, and it is nice to see you posting again and congrats on lifetime membership ~~

  1. Date: 2/16/2011 6:23:00 AM
    My mother quilts and it is hard to believe the beautiful patterns that come out of the pieces of cloth that are cut. A very time consuming hobby done with lots of love. Congrats on becoming a life time member of the soup. God Bless phyl

  1. Date: 1/22/2011 1:56:00 PM
    My grandmother did the same thing, Michael. Such beauty they crated from what we today would throw out. Beautiful writing as always. It has been some time since I have been here at the soup.. I still await your lifes sotry in novel form one day. yf4l, Lainie

  1. Date: 1/13/2011 7:27:00 PM
    MJ, my grandmother was a seamstress too, and I once wrote a poem called "Grandma's Quilt." But it reflected the times in her life, not mine. What an extraordinary poem this is, having a quilt that shows the changes that have transpired in your life and leaving you to wonder what is yet to come. Excellent poem, my friend. It's captivating! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 6:46:00 PM
    Smile ~ I hope that life is treating "The Treasures of 'Your Heart'" wonderfully &, "Thank You," for stopping by & leaving such a kind gift of a com &, "It Is A Joy to See 'Your Brilliant Brush' Again!!!" ~ "My Love & Warmth to 'You Always' &, All You Love, 'Forever,'" John! ~ Smile, "Have A Very 'Blessed & Beautiful' Evening Dear Michael, Amid 'The Tender Touching Quilts of, Beautiful Love;'" Bye My Friend!:) ~

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 6:39:00 PM
    Smile ~ "The Perfectly Woven Tapestry Sewn Amid 'Beautiful Colours of Love, Life & Hope,' My 'Dear Gifted & Blessed Friend Michael Jordan!!!'" ~ "Your 'Lovely Grandmother' Should Be Very Proud of 'Your Special Heart & Soul' &, I Am Certain That 'Her Precious Own' Are Smiling Not Only Upon 'This Masterpiece of A Painting' But Even More So, 'The Brightness Shining From Your Lights Glowing Soul!!!'" ~ "This Is 'A Beautiful Flawless Melody' & A Fave" ~ ....Cont:)

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 4:23:00 PM
    Lovely and amazing Couplet poetry Michael from your brilliant creative pen .. lovely tribute poem too and that line Salvation is the true fountain of youth.. magnificent.. u should enter this one into the Inspirational Contest..luv.. good luck if u do..

  1. Date: 1/12/2011 2:24:00 PM
    this write touches much inside me, Michael. i am glad to have read this piece.