For Grandpa Don

February 14, 2010
By yourWORSTnightmare17 BRONZE, Waldport, Oregon
yourWORSTnightmare17 BRONZE, Waldport, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance - Saul Bellow


He watches as a tear runs down my cheek,
Evidence left before me still hard to deny,
It won't be easy to see you so meek,
but I must say my heartbreaking goodbye.

Ah! curse our creator for such ruse!
Giveith to us just to purloin it away!
Our hearts are like toys for you to abuse,
Could agony be leading me astray?!

Grief comes swiftly stripping away sanity,
A new absence is bound to leave its mark,
But abstain from giving in to hastily,
Free doubt and fear and steer clear of the dark.

Hindsight will never let us forget this,
But don't dwell in woe, rather sing with bliss!


The author's comments:
This was written when I was 15 years old the morning my Grandpa Don passed away. It is supposed to show the growth from denial, to grieving, and finally ending with the realization that he lived his life, and he would rather me smile, than shed another tear. I love him with all my heart, and I will smile knowing I'll see him again one day.

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on Feb. 24 2010 at 12:52 am
yourWORSTnightmare17 BRONZE, Waldport, Oregon
3 articles 9 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance - Saul Bellow

Thank you for reading and commeting. It means a lot to me, not just as a person but as a writer.

xLpoet SILVER said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 4:30 pm
xLpoet SILVER, Bristow, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"It is not the length of life but the depth of life"- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is brave, I must say and bold. I am proud you shared this with teen ink. It is dear and heartfelt.


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