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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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goneg1rl said...
on Aug. 18 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 at 9:53 am
Lisa-Mary-Paul PLATINUM, Copenhagen, Other
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BeYOUtiful ✨

How beautifully written...so powerful and poignant. Your grandma is lucky to have you :)

on Jul. 30 at 9:08 pm
rightsrforeveryone, Sacromento, 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 at 11:27 am
Samhradh GOLD, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Dá fhada an lá tagann an tráthnóna.

(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 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 at 5:29 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
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“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– 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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"My music will tell you more about me than I ever will, don't ask me what i'm feeling, ask me what song am I listening to." "I think I'm afraid too be happy, because whenever I get to happy, something bad always happens."

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:
Being yourself isn't permission to be a terrible person

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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Favorite Quote:
If you want to date people, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. - Frank Zappa

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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Favorite Quote:
"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.

mama1960 said...
on Mar. 9 2021 at 8:43 am
mama1960, New Bethlem, Pennsylvania
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i am crying so hard i lost my grandma 3 munths ago

WowWow444 said...
on Mar. 4 2021 at 7:41 am
WowWow444, London, Other
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This poem is so beautiful it gave me goosebumps.

on Jan. 27 2021 at 11:19 pm
maxbriar11 BRONZE, Centralia, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
‘In the end, we all become stories.’ -Margaret Atwood

My grandma is moving back to Africa in a few days and this hit hard...

AliceCullen said...
on Nov. 19 2020 at 8:26 am
AliceCullen, Sarasota, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Live each day as if it were your last.

This is such a beautiful poem. Your Grandma is such a lucky lady to have you as a grandchild.

on Nov. 5 2020 at 8:38 pm
Its_just_me_ BRONZE, Forest Park, Illinois
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I recently just lost my grandma, this poem is beautiful it brought me to tears. This poem you can feel your emotion this is a really great, strong poem.

on Oct. 25 2020 at 11:55 pm
Vulture1102 BRONZE, Arlington, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you are right-Henry Ford

I’m so sorry. I hope that your grandma is happy and reads this poem and agrees with all the beautiful things you said.