Black Poetry : longing for memories we never made

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  1. alyce

    alyce Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    for my late grandmother, Mary Alice Greathouse


    I took your picture
    from my daddy's dresser

    for years you've been
    smiling at me from that
    cherished spot, among
    his "smell-goods"

    but now I need
    to know something

    you see, I never
    really knew
    you, granny

    but I've often
    heard
    your story

    I remember
    you were taken
    from us
    in my childhood

    & all my early
    memories are
    blurred with bits
    and pieces
    of southern fried scenes
    smothered with
    gravy and onions

    and big, bosomy
    hugs

    but my mind can't
    ever conjure your face,
    granny

    so I hold your picture,
    framed in antique silver,
    tracing the
    wide happiness of your
    smile caught in
    a candid moment

    your laughter
    forever frozen

    & I can see our
    resemblance when
    I laugh

    I wonder if your
    sadness looked like
    mine, too

    I wonder how much
    of you still breathes
    outside this picture frame

    inside me

    how I miss you,
    granny

    I miss the times
    we never had
    to make memories
    that would give
    me a piece
    of you

    something
    from you,
    to hold
    on to

    when I'm up against
    a life test

    I'd at least know
    what granny
    would do...


    Alyce, 2001
     
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    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    touching dedication....

    to the wonders of one so close.

    thanks for sharing this moment in life's treasure trove

    peace be unto your heart.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    ALYCE

    THIS PIECE SPEAK TO ME IN MORE WAYS THEN ONE
    I TOO MISS MY GRANNY I NEVER KNEW
    YET I SEE HER SMILE FROM MY ROOM WALL
    AND FEEL HER NEAR WATCHING ME
    FORTH I AM HER GRANDSON
    I WONDER WHAT SHE'S LIKE
    SOME DAY I'LL KNOW WHEN MY TYME COME
    WE WILL REJOYCE IN LAUGHTER ON THE WINGS
    AT THE GOLDEN GATE ........THANK U SIS.:heart:
     
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    We know well of your Granny. We see her in the pictures you draw with your words. We hear her as she speaks through your wisdom. We feel her each time we read you. Thank you for sharing her.

    BE
     
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    N2urSoul Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sista A~

    What a lovely and inspirational piece/peace...
    Thank you for this!
     
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    maaaan....

    i could dedicate this 2 my granddad.
    inspiring piece beautiful Alyce...

    peace.
     
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    UbZoRbShUn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Ms. A

    I just called ma granny. Thanks this was indeed a beautiful dedication. I only have one left so Imma hafta smother her with love.
     
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