To Grandma, With Love

March 8, 2009
By RougePhotography SILVER, Alto, Michigan
RougePhotography SILVER, Alto, Michigan
7 articles 87 photos 285 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Why would I want you to sweep me off my feet? You'll probably drop me sooner or later."


I didn't see you as a person confined to an aging body.
I remember you as summer days at the lake,
And trips to the greenhouse every spring.

I didn't see you as a hospital patient drugged to numb the pain.
I remember you as walking again three days after hip surgery,
And water aerobics and mile-long walks as the sun would rise.

I didn't see you as an elderly lady with weary eyes.
I remember you as hula hooping on your 85th birthday,
And twice-a-year expeditions to shop the mall at Birch Run.

I didn't see you as a dying woman.
I remember your life,
I remember the way you lived.


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on Apr. 18 2010 at 7:08 am
CuteCourt101 SILVER, Newark, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"Acting like someone else is a waste of who you are!" ~Unknown

this is great! It really makes me think about my grandma! Great Job!!

on Sep. 15 2009 at 3:56 pm
RougePhotography SILVER, Alto, Michigan
7 articles 87 photos 285 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Why would I want you to sweep me off my feet? You'll probably drop me sooner or later."

Thanks for the feedback! :)

on Jul. 17 2009 at 9:41 pm
Margaret M. BRONZE, Dublin, California
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
this is such a great poem! i can totally imagine an active, fun loving grandma :) the last 2 lines seem repetitive, but all in all it's an awesome poem.




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