Thursday, November 29, 2012

In Memory Of Grandma Alma...

In Memory Of Grandma Alma...

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

She sat there looking off
Not seeing anything
Her mind was within
On her life, her world

She yawned big, closing her eyes
Felt the tears run down her cheeks
By God, I'm bored
She thought

Bored to tears... unmotivated
She wanted to do things
She wasn't inspired by anything
It's a sin to be this way

To waste all God has given you
She thought..
It's a shame not to get up, do something
Move, talk, do things, to show appreciation

She sat there, yawned again
Tomorrow, there's always ..tomorrow
I'm too tired, sleepy
To do anything... today

She yawned big, again
Laid her head on the back of her chair
She fell asleep
She did do something... she dreamt

That she could walk again
Just move again, do things again
She was paralyzed now
She dreamt in appreciation of life

She woke up when she heard a voice
I love you, Grandma
She smiled her beautiful smile
At the little girl standing near her chair

The little girl looked at her
Never knowing Grandma was different
That Grandma couldn't walk, do things again
She knew Grandma could love... smile at her

Her Grandma was the best
She would fight for her
Her ammunition being a glass of ice water
Thrown at anyone who dared to hurt her

Grandma would hug her when no one liked her
Talk to her when no one else would
Grandma was always there
Sitting in that old, upholstered chair

Grandma was a fighter
Though sometimes, she cried
The little girl saw it all
Because no one thinks to hide 'all' from a little girl

The little girl is a big girl now
She still thinks of her Grandma... Grandma Alma
Sometimes, she gets tears in her eyes
She misses her Grandma Alma, after all these years

Rest in peace, Grandma Alma
God knows you never had peace in your life
I wish you love from my heart
To you in Heaven where I know you've gone

Love Your Granddaughter, 'Faye'

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