The Sight of Grandma

by mossgirl19   Nov 29, 2010


The sight of grandma
in her slow walk towards the sink
she stoops down to wash her face
while the water drips without a pause.

The sight of her
as she carefully combs her hair
with a piece of wood.
when she stops to stare
at the jalousies and bluntly asks
"Did it rain?"

The sight of her
as she descends the stairs
with steps as heavy
as the years burnt and lost.
She would insist she feed the dogs
and light the fire to cook the rice.

The sight of her
as she blows the coals
I know, the flames didn't die down
not even when she sleeps at night
she dreams of dreams she had back then.

to my grandma...for believing everything will be alright

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  • 3 weeks ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Sadly I come from an background where love did not exist. I never had the privilege nor have I experienced the connection with grandparents neither have my kids. I love my grandchildren to the moon and back.
    Thank you for this beautiful write. They also love my cookies. Take care

  • 3 weeks ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Our grandparents can make huge impressions on our lives. Reading this poem, I see your gran. I see her arthritic frame. Does this weaken her? No, she is strong and shows a determination to live life and give; not just food and warmth but inspiration too.

    Without the syllable and rhyme restriction flow here is smooth. This will go into my favourites.

  • 1 month ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Beautiful. There's something about Grandma's that is very special. This reminded me of mine x

  • 2 months ago

    by anand singh

    First let me apologize for the late reply, but I haven't come here much since they changed the format of the site. Any how, the vivid description of Grandma has brought back so many memories of my own dear grandma that it brought tears to my eyes. I grew up with my grandparents and Grandma was the backbone in our family. Beautifully penned. Thanks for reading my poems and for your comments. Nice poem.

  • 3 months ago

    by PETER EDWARDS

    I liked this poem a lot. It so reminded me of my late Grandma, tending the fire and the household without complaint and always with a smile, and yes, believing that everything will always be alright..
    Mossgirl19, you have captured the essence of everyone's Grandma beautifully, your words setting the scene to perfection.
    Well done!

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