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No More Hugs From Grandpa
Author: Sookie

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Maria poked a bird today
The bird was dead
she told me it reminded her of grandpa
I nearly wept, but instead
I was a mother

My dad had died just a week ago
my heart was broken
my thoughts were shifted
Maria looked into his casket
and saw his body lying there

"What's wrong with grandpa?", she asked
I didn't know what to say
I wanted to be a good mother
but my heart had been shattered

I explained to her
that grandpa had died
and he wasn't going to talk to her
like he used to

Her eyes looked up to me
being wide open like they always are
and asked
"no more hugs from grandpa?"

"hugs from grandpa
are in the past
but mommy will give you hugs
whenever you think of his"

Again she asked,
"no more hugs from grandpa?"
I answered,
"no, no more hugs from grandpa"

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

This poem isn't like my usual "thing", but
it did turn out how I wanted it to.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

Nicole R (209.66.200.40) -- Tuesday, January 30 2007, 09:47 pm

nice

wow i love ur poem...i am really sorry
my grandpa died too
no more hugs
barb (67.58.198.11) -- Tuesday, January 30 2007, 10:25 pm

nice write

Too bad this isn't your usual your kind of writing.It's good ,it shows emotion and gentleness. a really good write.
 
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