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Hi grandpa it's me again!
Your dentures sit in an open glass
Do you remember the tears grandma sang before she passed?
The way she looked into your eyes, 
Moments before she said her goodbyes
Grandpa, I found a note from grandma, she doesn't want you to cry.

Hi grandpa, it’s me again!
The rocking chair is old and dusty
Do you remember the way grandma sat me on her lap?
Read many stories before I took a nap
How she enjoyed brushing my hair with her hands
Love the way she rocked me to sleep every night until I grew. 

Hello grandpa!
I stored your hearing aid away
Do you remember that special musical box in grandma's drawer? 
I opened it last night, to watch the ballerina dance
I wish you could hear the tiny chimes grandma lived in
I hope you don’t mind, I’m keeping grandmothers favorite scarf.

Hello Grandpa!
I'm caressing grandma’s picture frame
Do you like the way she looked in that pretty sundress?
Grandpa, I miss the things grandmother did for you
I like the walking stick she handcrafted, the day your needed support
It kept you in balance every time we took long hikes in the woods.

Hello grandpa, it's me again! 
Here I sit holding your hand
I have no more tears
Soon you will see grandma
Please tell her hi, and I know you will be there the day I die
Bye, grandpa
Give grandma a kiss, and tell her I miss her

By; PD

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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:45:00 AM

    Very interesting theme and nice take on it. congrats on the win, pd

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 11:35:00 AM

    Very touching Linda. Nice you got to know your grandparents. I only met the one grandma. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 12:14:00 AM

    Congrats Linda for your winning with this great work.

  1. Date: 12/21/2013 1:11:00 AM

    that was sad and moving. :( peace

    A  Avatar SKAT A Date: 2/9/2014 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    why did you leave without telling us? :( all your poems are gone. :(
  1. Date: 12/18/2013 12:31:00 PM

    What a touching poem! Loved this one. :)

  1. Date: 11/27/2013 7:19:00 PM

    Linda You did a great job tugging at my heartstrings. This is a lovely and sweet write. I can feel the dedication and care falling from your heart onto the page. Nice job my friend

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 5:51:00 PM

    Of course, I can't leave this wonderful page not to read once again this very lovely, sweet, touching and heartfelt poem of yours. Embracing & loving it once again & u. Have a great & lovely day. I'll be posting a new poem. I hope u will go & read it if you've time. Thank u so much for everything again. love much, 4evr sis & bff,Leonora

  1. Date: 11/19/2013 5:44:00 PM

    Coming back to say TYSM for another win in your contest & for liking my poem. Yes my dearest sis, the sides of stone mountains of Petra are architectural- magnificently carved. By d way I dropped by @ soup early a.m. before going to schl yest. but when I was about to enter my messages to u my internet signal eventually dropped. I was in a hurry to schl so, I wasn’t able to send. Ok, talk to u again later. I’m done w/ the f. verse. I’m not sure if it’s ok w/ u. Sending it later & some queries for clarification about it ,ok. ;)))))). Hugs, hugs & more hugs. Tcare always! Lovem4evrLeo

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 8:27:00 AM

    I Looove this poem... brings back memories of my own grandfather who passed over a decade ago.... thank u for sharing.... *Shaz*

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:28:00 AM

    Hello Thank you for the warm welcomed.I am getting used to this sight, still new to me. I enjoyed reading Summer's Eve - Grandpa - and I am Woman. You are a very gifted writer. Grandpa touched my heart. I will look into submitting something to your contest. Thank you for the invite. Jen

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 6:35:00 AM

    a heartfelt, emotional write. I am close to my grandparents who are both still alive well into their 90's. so it did touch me.

  1. Date: 8/20/2013 6:14:00 PM

    This is so sad a write it almost mad me cry, it's so expressive and such a loving emotional poem it's absolutely beautiful, and it's true we'll all meet up on the other side with those we love.

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 4:08:00 PM

    Hi mi Linda...A heartfelt write...Reminds me of one I wrote about a year ago called"A grandpa morning" I'll have to post it soon...Strange how we write about similar things.Hmmm :-) Yours, Ken...

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 3:16:00 AM

    You have such beautiful memories of your grandma, a beautiful poem, but so sad, I felt the loneliness from grandpa, as he continues life without grand ma, your sadness in saying bye bye to grandpa, , love is eternal, and they will be together for eternity, blessings to you, and brought back memories of my grand mother, blessings sueellen

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 12:46:00 PM

    I love this , you are clearing , very Talented . your Grandmother is proud and watching you with content ! I would be very proud of you , Love Yvette

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 9:47:00 AM

    i love this poem and keep this walk

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 7:35:00 PM

    LINDA- Your poem about grandma and grandpa was heartfelt. My Dad passed away last Oct 20th and I wrote a long poem about us 3 days after that sad day. Alas it is too long to share in this venue. I would be happy to let you ( or anyone else ) read it . I did what you suggested. Look for How Hard Could it Be in 2 parts (the poem about my Dad). Thanks...Dennis Dennis, editor of fiction and writer of 3 poems

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 3:23:00 AM

    so deep!! it takes me back the good old times. One has with their relatives I guess time flies, but one thing that's for sure the best times are those we spent with friends and relatives.

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 10:28:00 AM

    So full of emotion, this poem is Great! I never got a chance to meet my Grandparents and I never will but I was deeply moved by this piece, thank you!

  1. Date: 6/13/2013 12:48:00 PM

    A very touching poem. I felt your heart.

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 11:03:00 PM

    Very heartfelt poem, made me want to call my grandpa and just hear his voice :) you have a beautiful way with words - ed

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 4:50:00 AM

    As a granddad with seven grandchildren I could really get emotionally in your beautiful poem. It touched me very deeply. Thank you for the read

  1. Date: 6/4/2013 4:58:00 PM

    Lovely heart felt write, as a grandpa myself, it did get to me a little, good poems should always provoke an emotion from the reader and this one most certainly did :)

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 8:05:00 AM

    Very touching write...

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 2:30:00 AM

    PD, I can relate. My Grandfather John Kriticos is in an old age home right now. He's being a real soldier about it but seeing him wither HAS NOT been fun. I like your depth of perspective and positive attitude in this poem.

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 2:47:00 PM

    I love this poem.soup mail

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 12:30:00 AM

    Can't believe you wrote this when you were 18. - Red

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 2:27:00 PM

    beautifully touching write, dear PD. Hope you have a great weekend xx Loved your contest - thank you : )

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:11:00 AM

    nicely done, my monsters is a made up ;}

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 9:34:00 AM

    good morning.Hope your days are filled with happiness.take care.