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I never knew what it felt like
To be embraced within her arms.
Never knew the gentle kiss
Nor the soft touch of her hand.

People who surround me
Talk about her sharp wit.
Talk about her stories,
Ones she never told me.

They talk about her joyful laugh
How gentle, yet so confidant.
How easily she could scare a man,
But could comfort a frightened child.

I sit and only listen,
Saddened by a simple fact-
That I will never know the woman,
That so many around me adore.

I will never know the wonderful lady,
The woman who they call my grandmother.




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Love.Hate.Passion. said...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm:

Awww.

This was a deep piece and it was beautiful because the emotion just flowed so well.

5/5

 
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LaceeJade This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 1, 2011 at 10:22 pm:

This is absolutly amazing! I know exactly how you feel.

Great Job!!!

 
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dia.dreamer said...
Sept. 11, 2011 at 9:29 am:
I love this. sweet, simple, yet powerful, touching. I think you could have added some more lines to emphasize (but not exaggerate) that the speaker has grown up, if that's what you're aiming for. but still a great job! keep writing. :)
 
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Garnet77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 10, 2011 at 9:50 pm:
The emotion in this is very powerful. It had a great beginning and you drew the reader in perfectly. Nice job :)
 
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SaphirraThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm:
It's very heartfelt,  it is sad that you never knew your grandmother, and you did an amazing job expressing it. You have a talent! :D 
 
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Steph0804This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 5, 2011 at 7:16 am:
This is so sad! But I love the way it flows!
 
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Skylight said...
Sept. 3, 2011 at 10:07 am:
I really love this. You did very well with the progression that I didn't even realize it until the end of the poem. :) Great job, ChocoMint.
 
ChocoMint replied...
Sept. 4, 2011 at 7:42 pm :
Thanks again, Skylight.  I appreciate your comments so much!  <><
 
Skylight replied...
Sept. 5, 2011 at 10:26 am :
You're welcome! And thank you. :)
 
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