Black Poetry : Teach me about life Grandma

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  1. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    While sitting at her grandmas feet the girl asked,
    "Grandma, can you teach me about life."
    "That depends child, on what you wanna know."
    and the girl replied....
    "I wanna know everything, so will you teach me?"
    and her Grandma replied....
    "Well child, I'll do the best I can, and you have to understand,
    that I can only teach what I know."

    "So are you ready baby girl, cause this what I know."

    Eggplants don't grow eggs
    steamrollers don't roll steam
    and
    your first kiss will always be your sweetest

    home-made presents are the best kind
    angels live on earth and in heaven
    and
    it's just as important to love as it is to be loved

    being a beautiful person has nothing to do with
    how pretty or handsome you are
    and
    one day your heart will break
    but don't worry cause it has the power to heal itself

    there's nothing prettier than sunlight on water,
    rainbows and snow falling
    and
    nothing cuter than baby animals and little people laughing

    you can wish upon a star and dream dreams
    a best friend is worth keeping
    and
    true love does exist

    a smile is the best way to brighten someones day
    it's okay to cry at sad movies
    and
    to dance in the rain

    you get back what you give
    you give more than you take
    and
    you love with all your heart

    you gotta take time to
    smell flowers and look at the ocean
    eat junkfood and taste chocolate
    and
    at least once you have to lay in the grass and gaze at the sky

    you have to remember to be the best you can be
    to walk in someone elses shoes for awhile before you judge them
    and
    to let some things pass you by

    but the most important thing in life
    is
    to be true to yourself

    and know that I love you
    no matter who you are
    or
    what you do

    and the girl pulled herself to her feet
    and wrapped her arms around her Grandmas neck
    and said..
    "You know Grandma, I knew you knew a lot of things,
    but I didn't know that you knew everything."

    and her Grandma just hugged her tighter and smiled.

    (c) nfn 2001
     
  2. msluciousb

    msluciousb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

    Wonderful prose! Job well done. The imagery was quick yet
    settling, informative and yet narrative. Made you see Grandma and the baby girl on her knee!
    Thanks!
     
  3. baller

    baller Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    it's important for grandmothers...

    and mothers and babygirls to come together to get a better understanding of how life should be...to share past pain so that the future doesn't have to be cluttered with tears of yesterday. thanks for flowing.
     
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    cocobutterskyn Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Kitana,

    This is a very touching piece. I enjoyed reading it so much. I'm glad it didn't get pass me. I almost missed it. Thank you :)

    pssst...where are you? I miss reading you. :(

    Madd Holiday Greetings :heart:
    CCBSKYN
     
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