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What i wish ~ A poem to my deceased Grandma

Updated on October 22, 2015
Granny when she was young
Granny when she was young

Joyce & Sheila

Granny on the left of the photo , Florida 2010
Granny on the left of the photo , Florida 2010

I wish that you were still here granny

I wish the pain that I am enduring

wasn't so much.

I try to be normal but only God and I

knows how much the heart is aching

and breaking inside.


I wish we never had bad times, that we never

quarreled or had differences. I wish you could

come back and be at my side...You're not here

anymore, the house is empty without you and

so is my heart. My life has lost it's meaning

I wish I could see your face instead of

your picture!

Granny on the left...@ her Nephew's Funeral in Florida 1996
Granny on the left...@ her Nephew's Funeral in Florida 1996

Family

Meeting family @ Hyatt Regency Hotel , gran died 17 days later :(
Meeting family @ Hyatt Regency Hotel , gran died 17 days later :(
Stephen and Granny April 2015
Stephen and Granny April 2015
Granny eating at a restaurant in May, 2015
Granny eating at a restaurant in May, 2015

I wished that you did not have to suffer

the way you did , dying in agony! I wish

life was different and we had the power

to make you stay, but not even love

could have kept you on that day.


I wish I would not be lonely but it

feels so different without you, something

is missing and it's your vibrant spicy spirit.

I wish I knew you was going to die , we would

have done so many more things together.



I was so accustomed to you getting ill and

coming back home... but the last time I saw you,

I had a feeling that soon you will have to go.

I was not ready and who could be for death?

It comes to pinch life and love away from

someone you dearly love!

Granny you left me all alone!

Granny & I
Granny & I

Roses for Granny

I wish you could have talked before you died,

maybe you would have been able to tell us.

you were leaving this earth. You did try to

but I did not understand what you meant, about

when they were coming to take you up and you kept staring at the light.


I wished we had stayed at the hospital instead

of leaving you, but only God knows. I wish I wish

that you were here and that life wasn't so

unfair and unkind but what is ?

But.. I am Happy you came and called my name the day you died.

I also wished that you suffered

no more and God saw it fit to send His angels

to call you from this sinful world.

To a place so sweet ,serene and beautiful I know

you would never leave there to come back here.

I wish I was with you, but someday they will come

and call me too and all that I wished for will come through.

I will see you again someday granny

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    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      23 months ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Jodah its been a long time, happy to hear from you ;)

      Yeah Nell :)

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      Nell Rose 

      23 months ago from England

      Thanks Jo, speak soon :)

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      John Hansen 

      23 months ago from Queensland Australia

      So sad, but also so beautiful. I miss my grandmothers too.

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      23 months ago from On planet Earth

      Hiii Audrey, thank you!

      I hope you have been good while i was away :)

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      23 months ago from On planet Earth

      Hello Nell atleast it is better than before. I have lost a lot of zeal to do several things. After my granny passed away. Writing is my passion and it was so sad to see that the desire for it left too.

      By God's help i will be back in full swing :) it's the only thing that ease the worries etc. Reading wonderful stories and poems, of course after God.

      Sorry i now saw your comment about 2 months ago which you sent. You can always catch me by email.

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      Nell Rose 

      23 months ago from England

      Hiya, good to see you back again! are you okay now?

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      Hi, Jo, not seen you here for a while, everything okay?

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      What a tender tribute to your love--I miss my grammie as well--they can make life wonderful!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hello to you Flourish yes I believe she is :) ...much thanks!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Genna good to see you it's been awhile since we last touched base. I appreciate you coming by :)

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      FlourishAnyway 

      2 years ago from USA

      I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure that your Granny is with you in spirit.

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      How blessed you were to have Granny in your life; she was like a mother in so many ways. And how blessed she was to have you in her life. This is a beautiful poem tribute that does love proud -- and so much more. :-)

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      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hiii BlossomSB thanks for leaving such a lovely comment and yes it's true what you've said.

      Have a lovely day and keep good :)

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      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Pstraubie thanks for your insightful comment, God bless u!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Good morning Thanks Jackie yeah I guess so :)

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Surabhi thanks much for coming by it's good to see you. Please forgive my late response :(

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      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Nell yeah all over the world it has gotten worst... but something about a woman being involved in serial killings and very unrepentant seems pretty creepy.

      Ian Brady is still alive but he refuses to show any remorse after 49-50 yrs it's really sad. I hope he does before he dies God can forgive him but he seems to be a lost soul without a conscience.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Lovely memories of your Grandma. We would not wish them back again, still dealing with all that pain, but we still miss our loved ones who have gone Home and left us here. We need time to grieve, but it's up to us to use our own allotted time on Earth as well as we can. God bless and hugs!

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      Patricia Scott 

      2 years ago from sunny Florida

      So sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose someone we love no matter whether we know they may near death's door or not.

      But it is part of life's cycle.

      And allowing ourselves to grieve...to walk through the pain, and, yes, to even write about our pain helps us to begin to heal.

      Allow yourself time to feel what you feel ...

      Sending you many Angels this evening ps

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Sorry Jo and I know it will not be so painful after awhile but we never stop wishing we had done more. Regrets just never leave and all we can hope for is the reunion that will end it all. It can't be too far away.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      This brought tears to my eyes. I also miss my Grand-parents. Cherish her evergreen memories, my friend! Hugs.

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      Its got a lot worse over the past decade. Seems there are murders nearly every week on the news. Bring back the old days! lol! have a great day Jo!

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      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Nice to see you to Nell I saw the movie on the Moor Murders 1965 in England so I just finish doing some research on it. Very horrifying and I kept thinking of you all the time. I know that it falls under some of the stories you write to us about England. Sometimes we wonder how can people be so evil?

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      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Pleasant good morning Audrey dear thanks for coming by.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      bless you girl, what a beautiful... tribute/plead....

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      Always great to see you Jo! :)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      You have written a most beautiful and heart-felt tribute to your grandma.

      "Death leaves a heartache no one can fill

      but love leaves a memory no one can steal."

      Hugs dear Jo.

      Audrey

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      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Yeah Cris Sp I can only imagine how hard that was for you, I also grew with mines most of the time and I was there with her until her passing. This life is filled with sorrows :( can't wait till it's over!

    • LadyFiddler profile imageAUTHOR

      Joanna Chandler 

      2 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hi Nell Rose thanks for coming by I think of you often :) wonder what you're up to what have you written lately etc. Soon I'd get back my reading spell.

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      CrisSp 

      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Aww, that is wonderful and made me missed my grandma as well. I grew up with her and she's more than a mom to me. Sadly when she passed away I was living in the Middle East and couldn't fly back home to pay my last respect. It was so painful...I'm pretty sure they're resting in peace and singing along with all the angels up there.

      Here's sending you some love from the sky. ~

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      Hi Jo, lovely memories and feelings of your wonderful Grandma, she would be so proud of you, I am sure she knows she was loved, nell

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