In dedication of my grandmother

My grandmother
with that twinkle in her eyes
always there to help you
an angel in disguise

A woman with a heart of gold
the warmest sweetest soul
her love could truly heal
and restore you to a whole

The many stories that she told
with that smile upon her face
made everything worth while
made this world a better place

Her limitless inner strength
and her very determined will
that even managed to cure her
when she was very ill

Always singing songs
while cooking delicious food
whatever she would make
it always tasted good

Her life was never easy
but she took it all with grace
she fought so many battles
in so many different ways

Adored by one and all
in our neighbourhood
for she had a listening ear
and always understood

A pillar for so many
but most of all for me
I wish she could have lived
for all eternity

LadyFae©2011


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Sylvia's Thoughts 5 years ago from Southern California

She sounds like a wonderful person. You were very lucky to know her. I never had any grandparents. I miss that about my life.


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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Your poem is a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. It sounds like she was a very kind and courageous person.


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LadyFae 5 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Dear Sylvia, I'm so sorry to hear you never knew your grandparents. And I'm lucky indeed to have been so close to her. Even though she left this realm more than a decade ago, she is still with me. Every minute of the day. She is always around. Her advice, her words, her jokes and her wisdom I still use.

The words in rhyme, she gave me that gift. When she was young she used to make a little extra money in a big department store writing personal poems to go with gifts that people bought during the holiday season.


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LadyFae 5 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Thank you AliciaC, and yes she was an extremely kind and courageous woman. She was a real crafts woman in the art of life.


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Scarface1300 3 years ago

I love this piece, it is obviously from the heart but is something that so many Grand-Children can associate with. It casts a beautiful light on that whole Grand-Mother persona. It is a precious and special bond and I imagine that like myself so many people shall be able to connect with this rather special breed of Lady. Even though this lovely poem is personal to you it has the wording that many folk would be happy to be able to assemble. Wonderful


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LadyFae 3 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Indeed, everybody has that Special person they call Grand-Mother.


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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Very good, my kind of poetry!


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LadyFae 3 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Thank you Jackie for reading my poem and for the wonderful comment.


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PoeticPhilosophy 3 years ago from Canada

Wow, that was a great poem. I just wrote one on my grandmother as well so it lead me to this, this was beautiful though :)


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LadyFae 3 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Thank you very much PoeticPhilosophy, your comment and compliment are very much appreciated!!!

Much Love


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Howie Watts 2 years ago

Very nice tribute to what sounds like a wonderful lady and loving grandmother :-)


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LadyFae 2 years ago from Under the Stars Author

Thank you so much and that She most certainly was. A WonderFul lady and a very loving grandmother.


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amjadbhatti 2 years ago

Love this hub

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