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She's The Apple Of My Eye

Updated on February 6, 2011

In Loving Memory of Katherine Rood (1906-1992)


I Touched Grandma's Heart With Poetry

As with most people they hold their grandma's memories very dear. When I was a teenager I wrote my grandmother a poem about how I felt about her. She was so touched by this poem that it made her cry. I never intended it to do that. When she passed away in 1992 I found the copy among her things and somehow it brought me great comfort in the grieving process.

After that I started writing more poems about my loved ones. Then when I lost one I could find comfort in those poems. I even wrote poems in the event of a death to be read at their funeral. My family members seem to find comfort with the poetry as well.

She's The Apple Of My Eye

She's always painting pictures to hang upon our walls;

And with each stroke from her brush she sends her love to all.

She's the Genesee River Queen when it comes to catching fish,

And with each secret lure she cast a promise and a wish.

She bakes more pies from memory than out of any book,

And from her oven treats of love that out do other cooks.

She doctors up more bloody knees then a specialist,

And when it comes to cuts on kids she'll heal it with a kiss.

She always has a lot of plants hanging in her window,

And if you once admired them she'll cut a slip to give you.

She once was a farmer, milking many cows,

And in the early days could even drag a plow.

She knows more about this world than anyone I know;

And has more experience in this world of woe.

She's the apple of my eye, I'll love her forever,

And she's also my grandma which makes her even better.



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    • Diana Lee profile image

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

      Thank you, Mr. Jay, I will certainly read those hubs I missed. I enjoy your hubs.

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      Reynold Jay 6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      I can see why she loved it. And it is good when someone reads your work and cries. It is, of course, the greatest testament to its effectiveness. Only one comment in 6 months? I did a song about apples and another about a Bible that you may have read. IF not you might enjoy these. Bet I can bring a tear to your eye too... Get out the hankies for "Ben takes a Quantum Leap," It took me 12 years to perfect that story... or if you are in for a ten minute story, check out Razzle Dazzle.

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

      I miss my grandmothers they had so many good stories to tell.

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      vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

      this is a beautiful tribute to your Grandma.Oh how we all love our Grandma's.

      God Bless my dear, voted up and beautiful