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GRANDPA

*GRANDMA WAITS IN THE GARDEN*

Hi, grandpa, it's me again!
Your dentures sit in an open glass above the nightstand
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 waits for you.

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

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

Hello, Grandpa!
I'm caressing grandma’s picture frame
Remember the way she looked in the yellow pretty sundress?
Grandpa, I miss the things grandmother did for you
Like the walking cane, she handcrafted before she left

Hello, grandpa, it's me again! 
Here I sit holding your hand
I have no more tears
Soon you will see her again
She will no longer be alone
Say hi to her, give her a kiss
Tell her I miss her so much
Bye, grandpa

~*~

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 10/14/2016 1:29:00 PM
Very moving and sad, PD. You've reached into the soul of a person and made them feel your love and anguish. Ty for sharing such a deeply intimate slice of your life. Much love to you, RW (Romantic Warrior.) Stay blessed. Love and joy to you and yours.
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Freddie Robinson Jr.
Date: 10/14/2016 1:30:00 PM
Much love to you from RW.
Date: 3/14/2016 11:48:00 PM
Sublime,superb.stupendous,speechless!!I was really close to all my grandparents,I got one of them to one- hunred and four months young.Sh had ger birthday and said I'm ready to go home.Thanks for the flashbacks.
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Date: 6/23/2015 12:30:00 AM
coming back to this one of yours. It really is superb. Love when you write this way, PD. Is it hotter than the devil there in Texas? we had such hot days that our power went off two days in a row, apparently for people overusing their AC!
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Date: 6/7/2015 12:05:00 AM
I love this// Comment By: Mari M.
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Date: 6/7/2015 12:06:00 AM
PS... my daughter wanted to comment my poem, so I let her, she's only 9. LOL, my little future PD
Date: 9/2/2014 1:51:00 PM
The prose, so soft and gentle, brought tears to my eyes. How I miss my grandparents so...thanks for sharing.
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Date: 7/16/2014 8:27:00 PM
I like this. It has something special in it for everyone. If only we could go back and say what we wanted to say but didn't. Regards, Colin.
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Date: 5/20/2014 6:52:00 AM
This touched me deeply. I saw myself watching over you as you visited your grandpa. I felt what you weren't saying. I saw what you didn't show... I was torn between the three of you, grandpa, grandma and yourself... I will be mulling over my grandparents and the loss there. I still haven't gotten over the loss of my parents... Great write! PR
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Date: 5/1/2014 8:40:00 AM
Brought tears to my eyes ! Made me think of how my grandfather used to hug me and tell me to be a good man when I grow up. And I honestly try to live up to that wish. Enjoyed reading it very much.
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Date: 2/9/2014 7:45:00 AM
Very interesting theme and nice take on it. congrats on the win, pd
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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
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Date: 2/7/2014 12:14:00 AM
Congrats Linda for your winning with this great work.
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Date: 12/21/2013 1:11:00 AM
that was sad and moving. :( peace
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SKAT A
Date: 2/9/2014 7:52:00 AM
why did you leave without telling us? :( all your poems are gone. :(
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
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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
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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
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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*
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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
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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.
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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...
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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
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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
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Date: 7/20/2013 9:47:00 AM
i love this poem and keep this walk
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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
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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.
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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
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