Grandma's Door
Author: Ben Laney


Back in my younger days
I was a foolish child
Throwing my youth away
Running around half-wild
Still I had a place
Where I could always go
Anytime, night or day,
To get out of the cold

She didn't like my ways
And she would tell me so
She'd say, "One of these days, boy,
You're gonna run out of rope"
But, when-ever I knocked,
She came and let me in
Her heart was never locked
No matter what I did

Grandma's Door
Would always open for me
Grandma's door
Was a haven for me
I could count on Grandma
When-ever I needed a place
To eat, sleep, or just to be
Grandma's door
Would always open for me
My Grandma's door
Was a haven for me


Comments on this poem/writing:

Ben ( -- Monday, July 7 2003, 04:45 pm

A Door To Go In

This one is for Grandma, who had a door I could go in. I miss her and her door.
bench ( -- Thursday, July 10 2003, 04:36 am

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very nice!
Crimson Angel ( -- Friday, July 11 2003, 07:17 pm

Nice Writing

I like this, Ben. My grandma's still living, and everyone else around her, takes her for granted. This poem's reminding me of how much my grandma does for us, and that we should look at that. Nice writing. :)
Leah06 ( -- Tuesday, July 15 2003, 10:19 pm


My grandma's are always there for me too. Great poem!
Cheryl ( -- Saturday, August 2 2003, 10:36 pm


This is such a lovely poem about your Grandma. It feels so warm and welcoming. I wish I could remember my grandparents with such fondness but sadly they all died when I was very young and didn't have the opportunity to spend such times with them.
Leah ( -- Friday, September 19 2003, 07:38 am


Beautiful poem your an awesome writer!
Ben Laney ( -- Thursday, July 22 2004, 09:29 am

Hey, Bench, I've been lagging...

Hey, Bench, I've been lagging, but I want you to know I really appreciate your comment here on Grandma's Door. I thank you much, and ask that you forgive me for taking so long. It's a thing with my brain. (Nothing a brain transplant wouldn't cure!) I am glad you like this one! Best Regards, Ben
Ben Laney ( -- Thursday, July 22 2004, 09:34 am

Crimson Angel, thank you for...

Crimson Angel, thank you for your encouraging comment here. I am pleased to know this reminds you of how much your own Grandma means to you. Forgive me for taking so long to respond, Please. I really am glad you like it! Best Regards, Ben
Ben Laney ( -- Thursday, July 22 2004, 09:29 pm

Leah06, Thank you for...

Leah06, Thank you sooo much for your kind words, I really appreciate them. Glad to hear you've got a good Grandma. I'm pleased to know you like this writing, too! Warm Regards, -Ben
Ben Laney ( -- Friday, July 23 2004, 10:47 am

Thank you, Cheryl, for your...

Thank you, Cheryl, for your very nice comment on this writing, I really do appreciate it. We all have different circumstances, true. Many people don't get to spend time with their Grandparents. I do hope you have a "door" where you can always go when you need a true friend. And, please, forgive me for taking so long to let you know how glad I am you enjoyed this writing. Thanks again!Best Regards, -Ben
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