For Nana

You watch over me with your signature smile
I hear a song in the picture you paint
Pastels for lyrics, rose red for rhymes
I see a picture in your song so beautifully quaint
You did it all in your inimitable style.
I still call your name in the silent night
The echo of feelings etched so deep
When tears bleed to weep
Your absence don't make it right.
There is peace in the silence of memory
The warmth of your embrace was luxury
I try to find my strength in words
It's an escape where reality is blurred.
Trying to hold on to what is lost
Forgetting is not easy at any cost.
Feeling it all slipping away from my hand
There is a lot that life can demand.

I will still call your name in the silent night
In this pathless journey, I close my eyes tight.

129 thoughts on “For Nana

  1. Reading your prose was so emotionally charged for me!
    Your words first rang out to me then proceeded to swarm around me like my head was encircled with a fluttering crown of butterflies.
    So beautiful, so sweet. The essence of my thoughts carry on those memories your poem provoked within and out of me.
    I am eternally grateful for your writings.
    Please don’t let up!
    I love them!

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    1. You are a creative genius, that’s what I felt when I read your comment. Something very deeply profound and wise and inspiring in your words..
      Saying thank you many times over, RuthyπŸ’•πŸ™πŸΌπŸ€—

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  2. Think this is one of my favourites of yours. There us a warmth and nostalgia. Loved my nanna too. She is long gone now but her memory lives on. 🌹

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      1. Oh gosh…I don’t know what to tell you, dear heart ❀ By the end of the year, it will be deleted and you'll be able to just go to my other one (Guarded Heart Tapestry).

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  3. β€œForgetting is not easy at any cost”, that was a powerful touching line that’s so relatable Yassy dear as such this whole post was so very touching. To read something so beautiful shows the incredible bond shared, I know how special of a woman she was to you.🌹.

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      1. (I laughed with [Lips Wide Shut], hence the first line:)

        There once was a poet so kooky and sweet,
        and even her grieving, a heavenly treat!

        Very grateful for your light in our lives, Yassy!
        I had just listened to Josh when I was brought here…
        God bless you always, Dearest!

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