Grandpa MAG

By Merit O., Pittsburgh, PA

     Seconds ago I stood
with your lips to my ear,
the phone cord wrapped around
my index finger, praying
in monotone (not again
not again please not now); today
I am gossamer and
the strangest silence,
staring at the rained-over,
trampled-on
forget-me-nots
bordering the bottom of
your granite-and-marble memorial
(I could run for miles and miles and
never get any farther away from myself
than I am right now)




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i love this so much!

bigE said...
on Dec. 11 2014 at 8:54 am
i think this poem is very heartwarming, im sorry for the loss of your grandfather im really inspired by your poem and i hope you inspire others to write about similar tradgedies they have gone through.

on Jan. 25 2013 at 5:08 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

Oh my! there is so much emotion in this.... I give you my compliments! keep writing.... ps. please check out my work....

on Jun. 20 2012 at 5:58 pm
the_Horsegirl SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
People need dreams, there's as much nourishment in 'em as food.
--Dorothy Gilman

If there is such a thing as truth, it is as intricate and hidden as a crown of feathers.
--Isaac Bashevis Singer

This is gorgeously written. It made a very strong impact on me. Great job!

on Oct. 19 2010 at 3:38 pm
Hummingbird GOLD, Berryton, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. -Helen Keller

this almost made me cry. the image that you paint with your words is just soo beautiful. could you maybe give me some feedback on my work? I will be sure and check out more of your awesome works!!

on Aug. 23 2009 at 10:02 pm
Joegirl2418 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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i like the last line in parentheses, this is great work.

KathleenE. said...
on Apr. 6 2009 at 10:30 pm
This is really striking and powerful. I love the contrast and how you put little asides in parentheses. Well done!


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