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To my Grandma

October 11, 2018
By Anonymous

If I could have a wish come true,

A dream that’d come to pass,

I’d ask to spend a day with you,

And pray that it would last,


I’d run to you and hold you close,

We’d laugh and smile again,

I’d listen so intently,

As you told me how you’ve been.


When time was up I’d hold you close

Not wanting to let go

You’d smile and tell me, ‘see you soon’

And somehow I would know

That your time has come to let go


While it’s very hard to wait,

One day the time will come,

When heaven has called my name,

I’ll join you there forevermore,

When I too am brought Home


My wish may go ungranted

But it always will be true…

I’d trade any of my tomorrows

For one yesterday with you


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Dedication poem to my Grandma 


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on Jul. 12 at 2:58 pm
shhhhhhiiiiiittttttffffuuuccckkk, Fuck, New York
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fuuuccccckkkkkkkkk

Evalyse04 said...
on Apr. 30 at 10:41 pm
Evalyse04, Chula Vista, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”- Sarah J Mass

Wow, I got goosebumps reading this. Thank you for sharing this it is beautiful <3

on Jan. 18 at 10:33 am
Sarahx15 PLATINUM, Brandon, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason." - Art Thomas

My grandpa died about a month and a half ago, and even though it wasn't my grandma, this really hit home. It's a beautiful poem, really. My new favorite, I think.

on Jan. 12 at 6:39 pm
copper_porcupine, Edmonton, Alberta
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Favorite Quote:
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

"I’d trade any of my tomorrows For one yesterday with you"... this whole poem is beautiful

on Dec. 19 2019 at 1:55 pm
Xboxgamerdude, Pittsfield, Maine
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lol XD so #funny XD Rawr

on Oct. 18 2019 at 6:02 pm
Girlygirl2005, Sorrento, Louisiana
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That's so beautiful. I miss my grandma even more. I feel the same way about my grandma.

on Oct. 4 2019 at 10:04 am
Jejsndhjejenejd, China, Ohio
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👌👌👌👌👌👌

on Sep. 19 2019 at 6:16 pm
Cassie_Moondreamer, Higginsville, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"And if you are to love, love as the moon does; it does not steal the night- it only unveils the beauty of the dark."

Ouch... that hit home. I feel the exact same way... if i could just spend 1 day with her again

anorris123 said...
on Jun. 4 2019 at 10:03 am
anorris123, Bow, New Hampshire
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I thought this poem was very powerful and it's clear the emotions you felt were strong. I think it's something I can connect to and I'm really thankful you wrote this poem.

on May. 22 2019 at 8:48 am
Shotie_forevermore BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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your poem is amazing it has been one week since I have lost mine this really helped me.

22gknox BRONZE said...
on Mar. 22 2019 at 11:54 am
22gknox BRONZE, West Seneca, New York
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This poem made me cry... God will always be with you god bless you and your family and may your heart be touched

Meesha SILVER said...
on Feb. 13 2019 at 8:40 am
Meesha SILVER, Chandigarh, Other
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Favorite Quote:
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little-do the little you can.”

I can’t put into words how deeply I felt...

on Jan. 21 2019 at 8:46 pm
Dark_But_Kinda_Awesome, Stone Mountain, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Success is 1/3ths away from where we decide to give up." -Unknown

Well done.

mxlxdx SILVER said...
on Dec. 24 2018 at 9:55 am
mxlxdx SILVER, La Habra, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” --Barack Obama

I absolutely love it!! I especially love the simple yet meaningful last two lines. I'm also sorry about your grandmother. I hope things get better for you

Yasuo BRONZE said...
on Dec. 11 2018 at 2:39 am
Yasuo BRONZE, Guangzhou, Other
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You know my teacher instructs me to wite a critical Review, and because of predentination. You poem selected by my competent teacher. Also, attributing to you poem is so perfect, so I don't no how to criticize you principlly poem.

Luminous_ GOLD said...
on Oct. 26 2018 at 6:12 pm
Luminous_ GOLD, Auburn, California
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Welcome to Trench

This is incredible!

on Oct. 14 2018 at 11:00 pm
go_die_in_a_hole SILVER, Campbell, California
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Favorite Quote:
If I am a sword, I am a sword made of glass, and I feel myself beginning to shatter.

I like your poem, it's really deep.