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A Grandmother's legacy

Warming lights surround you Quilting the sharp silence Outside dawn begins Earth starts stretching Straightening out the knots Caught from hours of slumber Night moves on to blacken another sky And Calmness stills the room All is as it should be As you drift in an endless sleep I know not if you'll wake Or lay your eyes on me once more Softening my heavy heart As death appears, he waits by your side Head dipped in respect White and gold robes I study of him I beg him for more time An hour, a day, a second His comforting eyes say no It is your time and my heart stills Now I must let you go Aged hands under silken skin Once tended plants and raised children Loose their warmth A last breath escapes your lungs I look at death pleadingly But nothing can be done I have to let you go now You must do this alone Death picks up your soul up as an orb Glittering like a large diamond To ferry you to your kin I see them through the void I see them waiting never again will we sit on the porch As dew wakes up the grass Trees shacking off the night before Us, just being us I'd soak up your wisdom That resided in your soul Every snippet a precious gem to me Id bury them within Where no other could reach them Where no other could steal them I show no tears As they only fuel pain From a young age You taught me to be brave Knowing my life would shatter me Often I'd feel pain So your compassion carried me Over potholes and rocky paths Your soothing voice steadied me Till I made it safely past Now Laying out your body Ready for your last journey I wonder if I told you enough The love I have for you I was blessed everyday You were in my life Things seemed easier With you at my side Life was not so daunting The hill was not so steep Now you gone I'm shattered Watching an endless sleep Time with you was precious For this truth I smile The mirror reflects parts of you Placed in this heart of mine Happy you left peacefully And I was at your side Inner gladness reigns As not just your jam recipe Was handed down to me

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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