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To my grandfather

February 24, 2022
By Ayesha_786 SILVER, Islamabad, Other
Ayesha_786 SILVER, Islamabad, Other
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I want to cry my eyes out in front of you,

Sit on the same stairs waiting for you,

I want to see you for the very last time,

Sit on your lap and hear that rhyme,

I want to tell you how lonely I am ,

There's no one I can talk to ; how pitiful I am !

I want you to sit and tell me stories again,

Make up silly little things and forget how you began,

I want you to look at how people have made me cry ,

Each time I think about you I can't help but cry,

I want you to always stay alive in my heart,

Stay and look after the dying tree in my heart,

I want you to bless our family and me,

I Know you must have, I can feel you smiling at me !


The author's comments:

This poem is a representation of the struggle we all go through after losing our grandparents. We can always pretend that we're okay but deep down inside we all want them back. We miss them and we feel incomplete without them. 


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on Mar. 3 2022 at 10:58 pm
aalaazah1 PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
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Favorite Quote:
where words fail music speaks
success is a journey, not a destination

when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too - ARIANA GRANDE

If you are able to look yourself
in the mirror every day
with the decisions that you make,
that's where power starts - SELENA GOMEZ

Before you judge people judge yourself - ZAYN MALIK

haters will say what they want, but their hate will
never stop you from chasing your dream- JUSTIN BIEBER

If you follow your dreams,
it means you follow your heart.
if you do follow your heart,
I don't think you can go wrong- CELINE DION

this poem made me cry as I read it...because I lost my grandad on 21 of October 2020 and I miss him so much, I kinda like the way you've written and expressed your feelings...

on Mar. 3 2022 at 12:46 pm
nolanroney1 SILVER, Mt. Zion, Illinois
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Just reading this makes me tear up. I didn't lose my grandad but on the night of May 19, 2020, my grandma died. She beat cancer 2 times before she got diagnosed with her third one. She was a strong woman and she always made the best version of me who I am to this day. I am so sorry for your loss. I know that your grandfather is smiling down on you and your family, and he is so proud of the writer you have become and will soon be. I like to think of the song by Gary Alan "Every Storm Runs out of Rain" Stay strong and hard times only make us stronger.♥

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on Mar. 3 2022 at 6:21 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Yeah, I totally agree with you...I lost my Grandad during the night of the 21st of October, 2020 and I could not even go to his funeral due to an unavoidable circumstance, and I can never get that sorrow out of me...The demise of our Grandad is one pain and not being able to attend his funeral, is the biggest pain out of it...I still feel really sad and broken when I'm reminded of him...He would be the happiest person in the world to see me in the way I am today...May the Almighty forgive all his sins and grant him heaven...😢🥺😢

By the way, your poem was really beautiful and relatable and as always, you've written it wonderfully with much dedication and it would be so unfair if we did not comment on how great it is...Keep writing...✍🏻✍🏻✍🏻