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Nana Eve

From the moment I looked up at you- As you walked into the room
At one glance, I knew it was you, Nana Eve, I knew it was you
As you embrace my mother, she spews tears of joy
And watching, overwhelmed, I quickly follow
Before knowing you, Nana Eve, before knowing you, the years before seemed so much more hallow.
Is this what heaven is like?
Is this what heaven is like?
If it's what heaven'll be like, do count me in.

Great Grandfather sits smiling at you, as you braid my hair
I could see his love for you loud and clear- see its never faded, never spare
I could sit right here by you for hours
It just feels so natural, it brings a tear to my eye
Where, oh where, Nana Eve, have you been my entire life?
Is this what heaven is like?
Is this what heaven is like?
If its what heaven'll be like, do count me in.

Though your hair's white as milk
It's the purest of silk
Once golden, like you said
It's now laced coiled atop your head
And Nana Eve, you look as lovely as ever.

You tell me you'll continue to grow old
But you refuse to act your age
A strong woman, Nana Eve, you won't give in.
With your laughing lines, and a heart worthier than gold
Your eyes a piercing blue, and the sweetest smile
And Nana Eve, you look as lovely as ever.

Though the truth may hurt,
Forever I will treasure your words
You thread the wittiest cries of wisdom into my heart.
Though you're as sweet as apple fritters, you're full of spice as well
You know so much more about life than I could ever tell
Is this what heaven is like?
Is this what heaven is like?
If its what heaven'll be like, do count me in.

A moment so pure, was a moment so few
And I'm waving from the car window, glancing back at you
Goodbyes, though once awaited, you say are such sweet sorrow
You're beautiful blue eyes, and you're promising smile-
Forever embroidered in my heart for years to follow
Is this what heaven is like?
Is this what heaven is like?
If its what heaven is like, do count me in.



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sarah.small18This 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...
Oct. 24, 2012 at 2:03 pm:
awww this is sweet
 
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IgniteTheAirwaves This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 21, 2009 at 7:56 am:
I really like this poem, and I think it reminds me a bit of lyrics by The Decemberists, though you probably don't know who they are. Good work!
 
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