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wrinkled and loosened skin, she was bodily wrapped

her beauty and grace still, are obviously intact

signs of the years of  generations’ past

the glitter of her youth, had turned to dust


 some wonderful memories have slowly fade

into the bosom of infancy of the second stage

names and events to us she could not narrate

how she returned home the other night late


every pleat of the skin, the creases in her hands

every color of the hair, every white of the strands

they echoed her past that brought history to life

the act of survival came from her heroic strife


she has lived her life with dignity  to survive

the chances of living, she  fought deep inside

showers of love and the care she never did hide

the wisdom she left meant the tears she had cried


it was fun listening to her, my great grandmother 

she brought us joy being the grand old storyteller

now that she’s gone she will not be forsaken

the merits she had earned was worth a golden token…


16 thoughts on “Grandma

  1. Hey, I like that! 9 Reasons to get naked. I only need one, of course. The temperature.

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    Brent Kincaid

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