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One Gray Hair

Her wrinkles were joy-flecked twinkled with facial lines brightly smile crunched. Her eye shade vague, but love sprinkled from decades of holding faith bunched. She prayed steady, her praise ready. Her giggle rendered me tickled. Her heart-ways raised me cherish-touched. Loving my Gram much, tears trickled the morning I found her death clutched. Not one gray hair lacked my despair.
March 10, 2018

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Date: 1/9/2019 12:50:00 PM
Brilliant... twinkled and crunched, sprinkled and bunched... you bring your Gram to life :-)
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 1/11/2019 5:06:00 AM
This resulted from one of Dear Heart's contest. It does describe, "GRAM", my 1st husband's maternal, grandmother whom I loved with all my heart. She was unique, pivotal on my life's and faith's journey. We lived with her when 1st married. I lost her in the divorce, missed her since the mid-80s. I know nothing about Gram's death, the feelings in the poem were actually because I missed her so much. Thought I'd chat cha up 'bout Gram, didn't I, then? Smiles ... CayCay
Date: 1/8/2019 10:21:00 PM
Lovely, CayCay. Congrats on your top win.
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 1/11/2019 5:07:00 AM
Thank you, Line! CayCay
Date: 1/8/2019 5:10:00 PM
Oh, I love this, CayCay:-) Beautifully composed, too! Congratulations on your win!
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 1/11/2019 5:09:00 AM
Thank you so much, Edward - I enjoyed your comments. Appreciation ... CayCay
Date: 1/8/2019 1:38:00 PM
Wow Caycay...this is so beautiful. I am so happy to see it on Brian's winning list! Your ending lines are so impactful! Congratulations! Have a great week. : ) xxoo
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Date: 1/8/2019 9:41:00 AM
CayCay, a touching tribute to your Grandmother. Congrats for your win in Brian's contest. Al my best. John
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Date: 11/12/2018 2:38:00 PM
Hi Cay Cay, dropping by with my congratulations on your win with this much deserved Have a wonderful Monday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Date: 11/10/2018 2:06:00 PM
Congrats!
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Date: 3/29/2018 2:09:00 AM
What a tribute...
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Date: 3/13/2018 3:01:00 AM
I will try to see where this placed CayCay. It is really a lovely tribute to your Gram. Congratulations on your win! xxoo
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 11/5/2018 2:42:00 PM
Yay! First place in Brian's contest! Congratulations my dear friend! I hope you are having fun at the wedding! xxoo : )
Date: 3/12/2018 11:10:00 AM
Beautifully written and a wonderful tribute to your dear Gram, CayCay. Congratulations on your placement in the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 3/12/2018 8:32:00 AM
It’s so great when women own their beauty. This was a pleasure to read. I see by reading the comments that you won with this gem. Congrats on a well deserved win.
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Date: 3/12/2018 8:21:00 AM
CayCay congratulations on your win in my contest with this beautiful write. I loved my grandma too !
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Date: 3/12/2018 1:28:00 AM
Congratulations, CayCay on your win.
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Date: 3/11/2018 7:50:00 PM
Great poem. Congrats on your win, CayCay.
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Date: 3/11/2018 7:17:00 PM
I so love the way you use unique word combinations..."smile crunched"...It's like you can take two words, slap them together and I can immediately envision those words in a tryst. So cool!
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Date: 3/11/2018 5:33:00 PM
So glad to see this on the winners' list. You chose same theme as I did. I love your rendition of One Grey Hair, Caycay. You took it to a personal level. I wish I'd had a grandma I looked up to this way!
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Date: 3/11/2018 4:26:00 AM
I don't think you could ever lose her, or she you. I imagine she was praying for you every day until her last. The phrase joy-flecked twinkled delighted me, and the ending expresses what we have all felt when those we love well pass over. A profound cheery/sad poem.
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Date: 3/10/2018 5:42:00 PM
Such a gorgeous and heartfelt poem CayCay. So expressive of soulful emotions of love and appreciation. Beautifully poetic throughout, I especially loved your two final lines. A riveting reminisce of your beloved Gram. Best wishes for a win my friend.. Warmest wishes and hugs. ~Susan
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/10/2018 7:56:00 PM
Thank you, Susan. Laura Loo and Broken Wings can serve up some fun challenges! I appreciate your presence and talents and kindness and .... CayCay
Date: 3/10/2018 3:14:00 PM
aww CayCay what a lovely tribute i wish id had a grandma:-) hugs Jan xx
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/10/2018 3:47:00 PM
The ending is fictional because although I loved her dearly and called her Gram, she was my husband's grandmother. I loved her before we married, lived with her for a year when we first married, then years later I lost her in our eventual divorce. I have never stopped missing her or giving thanks for the countless ways she impacted me and my journey. I learned a few years ago that she had lived until 103. I've never known anyone as constantly close to God as she was in every moment. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
Date: 3/10/2018 11:13:00 AM
Lovely work CayCay, best wishes in the contest...
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/10/2018 3:48:00 PM
Thank you, you bearded wonder of a poet donning my favorite style of hat. Had to say that. All the best ... CayCay
Date: 3/10/2018 10:48:00 AM
CayCay, love the flow, perfect rhyme, and the theme is great... Getting old is hell my opinion .. I think it's just different with each individual .. luck in the contest... Hugs Eve ~`*
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/10/2018 3:52:00 PM
The body betrays, the mirror frightens, but the inner-self stays the same age and hopefully helps you develop a sense of humor, I know laughter, plus a lack of analyzing, sure helps me. Where as I once made up my face, I laugh that I now seem to spend that time erasing it! Hugs ... CayCay
Date: 3/10/2018 10:15:00 AM
a lovely tribute to a lovely lady
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/10/2018 3:53:00 PM
Thank you, sir - good to have your comment. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
Date: 3/10/2018 8:49:00 AM
You and your grandmother definitely had a close and loving relationship, CayCay. Although she passed away, I am sure there are many beautiful memories to hold on to. ~ Regards // paul
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/10/2018 9:06:00 AM
Truth to tell, all lines are about my first husband's Gram whom I loved very much, the last 4 are made up because I lost her in the divorce, but do know she lived to be 103 and she was absolutely pivotal in my spiritual journey. Love her, I did. Thanks, Paul ... CayCay
Date: 3/10/2018 7:47:00 AM
I spent a lot of time with both of my grandmothers and I loved every minute of it. I do miss them so. Your lovely poem reminded me how much. Good luck sweetie.
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 3/10/2018 9:13:00 AM
Nothing like the soft love of a grandmother. I visit mine in my mind/heart quite often, too, remember them easier than what I ate last night. Glad I took you on a sentimental journey. Sent u a soup mail. Love ... CayCay