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Your house still smells like you:
Warm shortbread and lavender soap -
Comforting and agonizing.
Your plants still bloom,
Perched beside the window
Where the kettle waits to be filled.
But your rocking chair is still
And all is quiet.

I could have fallen to pieces
Like a hand-blown vase
Hurled against green walls 
Or dropped on old floorboards 
Through fingers slick with shock.

But you sewed me up
With words gone by.
Your remnant thoughts
(So similar to thoughts I've had)
Penned in your slanted scrawl,
Filling pages with perfect rhymes
And clever observations.

Here you'll live forever
In vibrant verses and lilting lines.
And I'll live here too
Until the last salty drop
Lands on the final page.


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  1. Date: 10/21/2014 6:07:00 AM

    A stunning tribute, my heart goes out to you. Lots Of Love.
  1. Date: 10/20/2014 11:55:00 AM

    From the first line: 'Your house still smells like you' to the last: 'Lands on the final page'...A melancholy masterpiece - Tim
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 1:35:00 AM

    A very moving and sentimental dedication, Heather. I'm sorry about your Grandma... she must have meant a lot to you!
  1. Date: 10/19/2014 12:20:00 AM

    An indescribable feeling of sadness is described here! Tell you what, you are one of the few poets I wish I could write like. Where have you been anyway? I have your work cut out for you if you have not been keeping up on my poems!
  1. Date: 10/16/2014 10:15:00 PM

    oh my gosh, I just told another poet, Charma that she was my one fave of the night, and now I am seeing THIS beautiful poem. ANother fave!!
  1. Date: 10/16/2014 10:15:00 PM

    WAs this a grandma of yours?
  1. Date: 10/16/2014 6:41:00 PM

    this is sentiment shared by many.
  1. Date: 10/16/2014 5:10:00 PM

    Heather You have written and indescribable masterpiece! )ff the chart! Hugs, chuck