(This was written for my grandmother Bonnie who passed away from colon cancer)
My Bonnie lies over the ocean
My Bonnie lies over the sea
She set sail only a couple of days ago
but sadly it was a one way voyage, and I already miss her terribly
But I will always remember her face
Every wrinkle as if they formed sentences that made up the story of her life.
How they were layered under her eyes, and very few under her lips
because she always had a reason to smile and rarely frowned.
Ill remember her eyes, how they saw the world through a different perspective and found an understanding that can only come in time.
Ill remember how her hands were the biggest contradiction because they were so firm when there was a lesson to be learned, yet the most comforting when anyone needed help.
Ill remember her voice, How it kept you on the right path but, if you were lost it was the one that brought you back home.
And I will cherish every lesson she taught me
My face already has too many wrinkles under my lips
because my eyes don’t yet understand what they see
because my hands are still learning what they're suppose to do
because my voice hasn't made a difference yet..
and yes this is the last goodbye but know that I am counting the days until the Final Hello
and yes these tears are of full of sorrow
but know that my heart beats of rejoice
my family is more united then ever
we learned the true meaning of happiness
my grandma set foot on the shores of paradise where she was greeted by a man the same way she greeted everyone else “welcome my child, come in, whats mine is yours”
and yes my Bonnie lies over the ocean
and yes my Bonnie lies over the sea
but that’s where she'll stay.. waiting for me,... waiting for you...to come home once more.
I love you Grandma, and I'm on my way