Black Poetry : Grandfather

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  1. Bluewater

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    I never knew my father; I meet him when I was grown.
    I never missed my father you were the only Dad I known.

    I thank you my Grandfather for being there for me. You were
    My protector, and the guiding light I seen.

    I didn’t know then that you could not read, and could only write your name, but yet you taught me how to say my ABC’s I wonder how you did that? In the end you said I had helped my self and you just encourage me.

    You taught me how to walk like a Queen with my head held high, and to be careful.Not to trip pick my feet up and look around. I did not know what you meant, but I do know now, so I walk like a Queen with my head held high blending with the surrounding.

    You told me to beware of boys who say that they love me, and when I told you a boy Said just that, you told me to avoid him. I did not know then what you meant I did as I was told. And now,that same boy has ten kids all over town.

    I can go on with no problems about the lesson I have learned from you. And it was not until I was grown with kids of my own, that I realize you were giving me clues. You taught me how to listen, and to be no man judge, and that life can have funny turns in the road. So build bridges as I walk.

    Thank you my Grandfather, for being there for me. My protector, my father, the guiding light I need.

    :kiss:
     
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    wow! that is beautiful! I always wanted a grandfather or grandmother like yours. Unfortunately mine passed at a young age. But i will cherish your love for your grandfather with envy. He sounds absolutely wonderful! tyte piece!
     
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    I never knew my randfather. Seems like yours was the light in your life and Im glad for ya :) This was so beautiful
     
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    taking me back to da good ole days of granny & papa !
    thanks for sharing and i took a ride down memory lane
     
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    absolutely beautiful!
     
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    Hi Bluewater, :wave:

    This is a beautifully expressed poem!! :toast:

    I am glad you got to meet and know your grandfather!!

    I cherish the memories of mine!!

    All my best to you!!

    ~Sierra~:heart:
     
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    Thanks, for blessing us with the eternal wisdom of the ancestors!
     
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    :wave: Haaaaaaaaaaaay BlueWater :wave:

    Haaaaaaaaaaay Sister !!!! :) you know i'm loving this peace! The honor, love, consideration given to your Grandfather ... sharing him with us ... wow ... thank you Sister. It's amazing how those before us did so much with so little ...

    "I didn’t know then that you could not read, and could only write your name, but yet you taught me how to say my ABC’s I wonder how you did that?"

    ... yet so many of us want to complain about what we can't do, what we don't have, why we must only look out for self ... this is beautiful Sister and through your willingness to share your Grandfather with us ... he continues to teach.

    Looking forward to chatting with you again soon! Hearing your voice and your poetry and your excitement for life and living and loving our own ... thank you so much for all the encouragement you shared with us in chat ... thank you for everything!

    Beautiful Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    This was so moving! Beautiful...
     
  10. Bluewater

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    Thank you, PurpleMoons, he was a teacher of great wisdom, a trainer of inner strength. And yes he was wonderful.

    Hi SwT he was the light in my life that encourage the best in me.

    Thank you RICH; yes the good old days, the old fashion ways. Making ice cream on the back porch. LOL
    Memories.

    Hey skrybe 7 thank you I feel so much love here thanks for letting me share him with all of you.

    Hi Sierra you are so right I do cherish all the memories I have of him, those were wonderful times.

    Thank you 1poetsought I was bless with his wisdom, and do him honor to pass it on.

    Hay Destee thank you for your kindness, it was during the chat that I felted encourage to share with the family here what was given to me as a child, and is now part of me forever. He was a simple man who taught me to enjoy life, and that we are all special in our own way. Thank you for letting me share him with all of you.
    Peace.

    Thank you angelicsage, I am happy , and bless
    Peace
     
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