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To my Grandma

October 11, 2018
By Anonymous

If I could have a wish come true,

A dream that’d come to pass,

I’d ask to spend a day with you,

And pray that it would last,

I’d run to you and hold you close,

We’d laugh and smile again,

I’d listen so intently,

As you told me how you’ve been.

When time was up I’d hold you close

Not wanting to let go

You’d smile and tell me, ‘see you soon’

And somehow I would know

That your time has come to let go

While it’s very hard to wait,

One day the time will come,

When heaven has called my name,

I’ll join you there forevermore,

When I too am brought Home

My wish may go ungranted

But it always will be true…

I’d trade any of my tomorrows

For one yesterday with you

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Dedication poem to my Grandma 

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on Mar. 30 at 9:46 am
nightsranger PLATINUM, Sevenoaks, Other
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Wanting things you can't have makes you want them more and more, sometimes it's better to let it go...

I really loved that last line, and made me remember my grandmother as well. Thank you so much

on Mar. 4 at 12:52 pm
DiaryOfDeer BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
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“But how could you live and have no story to tell?” -Fyodor Dostoevsky
"Don't Let a tough world take your kindness from you, I know you'll do great things" -Fortuitous

This is beyond amazing. My closest person has always been my Grandma who understood me better then anyone, all of her grandchildren love her and she loves them back of course, but I know we have a special bond. I dread the day that maybe I wouldn't be able to go to my grandma with tears in my eyes so that she could hug an comfort me, remind me that she understands and sees my pain, I don't wanna think about it. I am so sorry for you'r loss. I know, your grandma is always with you, in you'r heart.

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on Feb. 13 at 5:26 pm
faqzs BRONZE, Oregon City, Oregon
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I'm so sorry

on Jan. 31 at 11:06 am
Gottagethatbag BRONZE, Edmond, Oklahoma
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“Grief,I've learned is really just love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part in your chest. Grief Is just love with no place to go.”

I just read this poem when I lost my aunt and I started bawling. This is so beautiful. Officially my favorite poem ever.

on Mar. 30 2023 at 1:11 pm
joaquin5225 BRONZE, Maumee, Ohio
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i almost cried, and i am sorry for yout loss

on Feb. 20 2023 at 10:05 am
lmoraes10 BRONZE, Yarmouth, Maine
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last 2 lines omg

goneg1rl said...
on Aug. 18 2022 at 2:11 am
goneg1rl, Danville, Virginia
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this is really beautiful. i can feel the emotion through the screen.

on Aug. 14 2022 at 9:53 am
Lisa-Mary-Paul PLATINUM, Copenhagen, Other
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How beautifully powerful and poignant. Your grandma is lucky to have you :)

on Jul. 30 2022 at 9:08 pm
rightsrforeveryone, Sacramento, California
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You get out from life what you put into life.

👏this is the first poem I've read on here and its really good.

Samhradh GOLD said...
on May. 24 2022 at 11:27 am
Samhradh GOLD, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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(No matter how long the day, evening comes)

This is a beautiful piece, truly. I lost my Pap recently and this poem made me think of him. Well done.

on Feb. 24 2022 at 3:10 am
capricorn2007 SILVER, Berryville, Arkansas
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I can really relate to you on that one. because my grandma raised me as her own daughter and I lost her to cancer 5 years ago im sorry. but on the quality of your work, it gave me goosebumps when I was reading it. great job keep doing your best.

on Feb. 9 2022 at 5:29 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
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– Meghan Markle

So touching 😢

Brady123456 said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 2:43 pm
Brady123456, Concord, North Carolina
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This is such a good poem it shows how much love that this person had for their grandmother. It is so sad that her grandmother died and she passed away. But it was a well-written poem overall.

on Dec. 7 2021 at 11:51 am
ILiveToRead PLATINUM, Wailuku, Hawaii
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wow that is so sweet and beautiful.

on Nov. 1 2021 at 11:38 am
Ojaswi_selcouth BRONZE, Bhilai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
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I have really special bond with my nani(grandmother) but there are times when I fear
Fear being alone
Fear her absence
Fear the future
I want the time to stop
She lets my tears drop
And then my life is cropped
To magnify the beautiful being in it. Her. The angel she is.
She kisses my the unevaporated moisture that once were a river
With her chapped lips as they quiver.
I love her.
She is the meaning of love. I hope we never grow old

sasaga7 GOLD said...
on Jul. 14 2021 at 10:08 am
sasaga7 GOLD, Parsippany, New Jersey
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This was so well-written and touching. I really felt the emotion behind each word. I lost both my grandparents a few years ago. I was just thinking about them yesterday. It is hard. They might not physically be with us, but they live in our memories and in our hearts. Wherever your grandma is, she is proud of you and she would be so happy to know that she has a grandchild who loves her.

jbradle21 said...
on Jun. 14 2021 at 2:05 pm
jbradle21, Budd Lake, New Jersey
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Very heartfelt and well written!

on Apr. 5 2021 at 2:04 am
CJ-The-Tall-Poet PLATINUM, San Diego, California
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I need to check on my grandma after reading your poem. Great Job! :)

tabbyahlren7 said...
on Mar. 10 2021 at 9:58 am
tabbyahlren7, Winslow, Maine
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"You'll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut."

<3 love this hope you are doing well

PC2021 said...
on Mar. 9 2021 at 9:49 pm
PC2021, Apex, North Carolina
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This poem is very touching.