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An Ode to my Grandmother

April 22, 2013
By LouisianaGirl GOLD, Covington, Louisiana
LouisianaGirl GOLD, Covington, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
"When you were born, you were crying
And everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die,
You're the one who is smiling
And everyone around you is crying."

You walked into my life and changed me forever.
Between us, a bond formed which no one could sever.
Our wits in sync, our jokes clever.
I never would have guessed we'd be that close, ever.
But just as quickly you left me here.
Through my tears, nothing is clear.
You were the one who wiped away my fears.
When He took you away, the center of my heart had a spear.
I cherish the days spent by your side.
Knowing our love is eternal, it can never hide.
I know you'd be sad if you knew how much I cried.
But I want you to know, they're tears of joy from knowing you, Nanny. And they're tears of pride.

The author's comments:
My grandmother inspires me everyday, even though she is no longer with me. This was my ode to her and my way of honoring her.

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