Sunday, November 20, 2016

How Did I Become Big Enough?

How Did I Become Big Enough?
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

I felt hot tears in my eyes
I remembered why
Today is my son's birthday
I'll never see him again

He's gone now, I've not forgotten him
I live with pure grief
Every day of my life
I stay quiet, I don't talk about him

Once the knowledge he was gone
Was too big for me
How did I become ... big enough
To live, hold such knowledge inside me?


  1. Gloria, I am thinking of you on this sad day. No one can know how to survive such a horrible loss. It is mindless and unbearable.
    Of course, Tommy will never be forgotten. He is always in your heart and mind. Sending a big hug. Love, Judy

  2. Hugs to you. Most heartfelt poetry. Your son is ever beside you and smiling from above.