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Remembering My First Lost Love

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Remembering My First Lost Love

Meeting my first lost love came unexpectedly.
Although I was young, I still remember him...sadly.
Dressed in  a dark dress without ribbons or bows,
Slowly walking into the room to see my dad's dad,
I saw my grandfather for the very first time...dead. 
He was handsome, like his picture, in a nice suit.
He had been out in the world on his own pursuit.
Emptiness, not knowing joys consumed me that day.
I wondered how it would have been with time to play.
His skin, pale and gray, was cold when I kissed him.
I wondered if he ever ran to the beach for a swim.
Hugs and kisses were never known and no Granddad laugh.
The preacher there said a prayer on Grandad's behalf.
In the chapel, there were folks I had never met.
Back in 1956, I felt my first regret.
Many times I thought of him as years passed by.
I wonder, would he wipe my tears if I should cry.
Or listen to excitement when I learned something new -
Long ago, when granddad died, we said adieu.
But even now, I think of him with family love
And hope we'll have a chat someday near God above.

June 7, 2012
Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen

Written for Poetry Soupn Member Contest:  Remembering a Lost Love
Sponsored by: Gail Doyle


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  1. Date: 6/7/2012 6:36:00 PM
    "very emotional, sign of tears here made me very sad that my dad is gone and how I miss him dearly; Nice write Dane. Carma"

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 10:07:00 AM
    A touching write Dane....wish you good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 8:40:00 AM
    Such a tender and sad memory, that reminds me of one very similar. Grandfather's can often be the first love in a young girls life. Nicely done, Dane Ann