Won't Take For Granted
Author: Shan


"Never take for granted, anything that you see."
Those are the last words my grandmother said to me.
We had a long talk about life and how it's short,
About problems she's had and how she got them sort
She gave me the inspiration i need to calm down
Like she always did when ever I made a frown.
Only talked about the good things we've done,
The times watching movies together and having only fun.
We laughed the whole time, as we walked through the past
Little did I know, that phone call would be our last.

I love you nana, you mean more then you'll ever know
I will keep my head up for you, and wont let it get low.
That one last phone call made so much of a mark,
I know now how to take life by the hand and embark.
I'm so glad I got to hear the stories you told,
Those will be the memories, I shall forever hold.
Physically, you're not here, but I know you will see,
What I show you, I'll show you what you've taught me.
Noone is perfect, and mistakes are often made
And with time all is forgiven, bad memories will fade.
You will always be with me, I will never let go.
I will never take for granted, Just want you to know.

------- Author's Notes -------

RIP nanny 8-7-32 7-22-02L
In loving memory of the woman who has lived a life to it's fullest.
12 children, 36 grandchildren, and a life full of only good memories


Comments on this poem/writing:

babygurl ( -- Friday, October 18 2002, 09:48 pm

sad but true

That is a very good poem, with a very good point. Your nana was right you can't take nothing or no one for granted......tomorrow is not guarenteed to anyone. Keep writing great poems!
perika ( -- Monday, December 30 2002, 08:31 pm

i also have a grandmother who you have just described, i love to hear stories of all kind, but she is still alive and this poem is making me realize that i may not have that much time with her and that i should spend more time with her. thanx
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