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Grandma's Missing Them

Updated on March 26, 2011

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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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you for reading it.

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Good hub Diana- We don't realize how much we will miss someone until they are no longer there...Difficult transition I know. Thanks for sharing.

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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Funny how little things like that makes you feel closer to them.

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      This was very beautiful Diana!

      It definitely reminds me of my Grandmother. She crocheted afgans for everyone. She served tea all the time with onion bagels. "And when I get to missing her" I DO "make some just for me." Very touching for me. Thanks!


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      Diana L Pierce 6 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Thank you for the nice comments. I am so thankful for knowing all those good people I've had in my life. Some were there only for a little while but they'll always be remembered.

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      Brenda Barnes 6 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      This is a lovely tribute. We never stop missing them. I so look forward to seeing my loved ones again right after I meet Jesus and thank Him.

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      craftdrawer 6 years ago

      Thank you for the wonderful poem! We have lost several relatives in short time span also. One blessing we have is my grandson who was named after his great grandpa who he never got the chance to meet!