Grandmother

Who am I?

Who was I?

Who will I be?

My mind wonders aimlessly as I see you lying at my feet

Though your troubles have ended my world stays troubled still

As I fight to attain all that for me you willed

Through my stomach, you fed me nurturing my mind

Through your lectures, you taught me to skillfully allocate my time

Through your presence, you instilled in me unyielding joy

Through your death, you’ll give me strength to overcome this present an any future loss

My Grandmother, my support, my mentor, and my friend

All good things come to an end to enable the greater to begin

Your memory lives on as I strive for the greatness you always knew I held

I will be a woman dedicated enough to prevail

I will lead a structured life helping others as you helped me

I will show compassion, gratitude, and abundant humility

I will not complain, neither will I dwell

I will hold my head high, and keep the faith above all else

I will make you proud and I will not quit

Using all the life skills that you nurtured me with

As successful as I will be there’s a truth I can’t deny

I’ll be lonely now, my angel. now that you’ve gone to live in the sky

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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