Grandma's Missing Them
The Year Was 2003
In the year 2003, my family lost a lot of relatives and friends. I lost my dad and brother that year. It was the year my dad's two sister's also passed away. This left just one sister left on my dad's side of the family. We lost her also a couple years ago. I thought of my grandmother who left us in 1972 and I thought of all the love she had for her children. It often gives me comfort to write poems about the loved ones that have passed on. It helps me to make some kind of sense of it all.
For those of you that enjoy poetry as I do, I can tell you it helps to bring back memories we didn't know we had.
I wrote the following poem in 2003.
I'll Never Forget Them by Diana L. Pierce
I can still see her smiling,
In her rocking chair.
A half made rug upon her lap,
That she's been working there.
She crocheted one for each of us,
So proud we was of that.
She'd steep green tea for everyone,
"Sit down take off your hat."
Sometimes she'd toast salt risen bread,
To serve along with tea.
And when I get to missing her,
I'll make some just for me.
So long ago she left us all,
An emptiness inside.
But thoughts of her returned to us,
When other loved ones died.
The only way to understand,
Why so many had to go;
Grandma Sadie's missing them,
We know she loves them so.
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