Wings Of My Prayer:

by Scott Cole   Jan 19, 2018

If I could bring you back
With words of compressed air,
I'd book you the next flight
On the wings of my prayer.

I'd send it first class
From the depths of my Soul,
With the GPS set
And on cruise control.

With a whispered roundtrip ticket
Affixed to flocked feathers,
That's plastered with sound waves
Not printed up letters.

I'll be down on my knees
So it arrives in grand fashion,
Greeting St. Peter at the Pearly Gates
Then onto the Mansion.

After my guardian Angel receives it
And it's handdelivered to God,
Securely in his possession
Against all wishful odds.

My winged prayer is then granted
And regifted to me,
On the breath of the wind
With a safe travelling plea.

When I spot my Nanny returning
I'll weep tears of delight,
For all my dreams will be answered
From this lone Heavenly flight.

For my Life has been empty
Without my Grandmother around,
Nineteen long years
Of yearning her down.

So I'll crisscross my hands
Begin praying again,
And I'll finish it up
With a grateful amen.

If I could ever bring you back
With words of compressed air,
Then I'd book you the next flight
On the wings of my prayer.

Written in Honor of my Grandmother:
Elizabeth Sue Williams 1927-1999


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  • 10 months ago

    by gumshuda

    Judging comment:

    This poem brought tears to my eyes. Losing a family member is a significant emotional setback in a person's life, and having to go through the pain again with each memory of them is as difficult as the very first time. The emotions flow very well and the repetition of the first paragraph at the end emphasizes on the melancholy the poet is experiencing in memory of his beloved grandmother. The poem, in all, is very well crafted and flows beautifully in the form of a story. Very well done.

  • 1 year ago

    by Judy Sullivan

    What a great poem & a really touching tribute to your Grandmother. Grandmothers seem to make a very special place in our hearts. Congratulations on your win.

  • 1 year ago

    by Meena Krish

    Grandmothers are special and they always have that
    special place in our hearts. They guide us and show us the
    way to a better life...a lovely tribute for your grandmother...
    take care ~

    Congrats on the win :)

  • 1 year ago

    by Michael

    Congratulations Scott on front page news :)

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    Scott, you have broken my heart into pieces with this. Grandmas are special, aren't they? I absolutely love this. Happy that it won, congrats!

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