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Grandma

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Grandma

I was your first born grandchild, the first grandchild to know you.
40 years of time passed before I was born.
You gave life to six children, built a home for your family to grow.
Your children embarked on their own life journeys.
They went in many directions, spread from one coast to another.
But always drawn back to that, Sugar Shack.
40 years passed. I was born.
I spent my time with you grandma, learning all the things little girls should.
I remember the music, oh the music!
You played your piano, and I was awed.
I have never forgotten sitting with you on your piano bench.
The calm, the music, the pages of music turning.
Your fingers floating over the piano keys like magic.
Nor have I forgotten the stories passed on, letting me learn my heritage.
You told me where I get my love of horses from. To follow my dream, to work at the racetrack,
Encouraging me to follow it through.
You knew what path I wanted to follow - thank you for believing.
I remember the years with a smile, with tears in my eyes.
 The laughter, summer vacations.
Those years will never be forgotten, but held close to my heart. 
Grandma, only 40 years has passed since I was born. 
I thank you for every one of those years!

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:44:00 AM
    Very interesting theme and nice take on it. congrats on the win,

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 11:31:00 AM
    I hope I have made such lovely memories for my grandchilden. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 10:08:00 AM
    This is my favorite so far, that I've read from you! I loved all the memories you shared with your grandparents and the way you consider all the time passed before you were even born. Ending was perfect! Perhaps your grandchildren will write a similar tale about YOU :)

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 2:36:00 PM
    this is such a beautiful tribute and you have wonderful memories. Congrats.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Inspirational gratitude Love it Fascinating

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/7/2013 4:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you :D
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Gypsy, a wonderful winning poem. Congratulations in Craig's lovely and fascinating contest. A good subject on "The Most Fascinating Person I Never Knew." goodnight* LINDA

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/2/2013 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you PD, have a great day.
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:07:00 PM
    Well done ...Seren

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/2/2013 9:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:27:00 PM
    Very beautifully written. Congrats on your win. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/2/2013 9:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. My Grandmother was a pretty cool lady, made it easy to write about her. :)
    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/2/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much
  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:00:00 PM
    I am a sucker for Grandmother stories because they are (usually) special people in our lives--story well told.

    Essence Avatar Gypsyof Essence
    Date: 3/2/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much :) : ) :) made my day!!!