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Grandma Belongs

December 31, 2014
By Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"


Born inside the mountain hue

where the rivers flow swift and the sky is blue

cheeks as rosy as leaves that leave

sweet, and slow, the flower grew.

And when sun sang, its feeble rays

she held in her eyes and stole the haze

to the fire warm and the sheep hair soft

she gifted away her childhood days.

***

Inside the city sleeps in pain

as grandma watches in disdain

Her roots away- so many a mile

what is but valued, oh what is but vain!

For at the Eastern hills she stares

and awaits the fragrance the wind brings here

though her skin is wrinkled, her hair now fair,

she still belongs to the mountain air,

unclaimable,

but to the mountain air.


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on Jan. 3 2015 at 9:55 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

Thank you so much, means a lot.

on Jan. 3 2015 at 9:16 am
BoobooBeetle DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
“A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.”
G.K. Chesterton

"And you, you ridiculous people, you expect me to help you."
Denis Johnson

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This, I know, must've meant the world to your Grandmother. Wow, this was so amazing! Personally, I'm shocked this wasn't an editor's choice, or even published into the magazine!