Thursday, December 24, 2009

Grandma It's Christmas

Below is a photo of my Grandma and my little sister...
Quite a long time ago now...

I wrote this poem to remind me of what it was like
when my Grandma was here
at Christmas...


Grandma It's Christmas...

My grandma loved Christmas
the baked dinners a must
Gathering together
and giving so much
Crackers were pulled
party hats on heads
Laughing and smiling
at the corny jokes that were said.

Now Christmas without her
has never been the same
We don't have Christmas pudding
as we put her recipe to shame
No cooking over a hot stove
it's a Barbie and salad to go
We all seem to be in a rush
with no real place to go.

So grandma if you hear
can we all get a kick up the rear
To put some joy and hope
back in our lives
I know it is asking a-lot
but we are desperately losing the plot
In need of guidance
and good old-fashioned hard love.

But as I fear
with your previous engagements so dear
have you preoccupied with weather and world peace
So maybe sending Santa around
on the prevailing wind bound
as I do believe he got lost this time last year
Or maybe a cold snap or so snow on our doormat
so we slip and kick our own proverbial butt.

But if not that's ok
we will manage all the same
Just know we try our best
even if we make a right mess
We just miss you
and wish it was true
That one more Christmas would be filled
with you love my grandma dear.

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And to all my friends I hope you enjoy Christmas
and the holiday season
wherever you are...
I have enjoyed this year so much
and I can't wait for a new year to start...
With so many new ideas and new friends
to share it all with...
Thank you

15 comments:

Lola Nova said...

I love your poem!

Merry Christmas!

needlekrafter said...

lovely poem. reminds me of my mother, who has passed away six years ago... so many fond memories this time of the year, but bittersweet, missing her also. looking forward to the new year and your wonderful blog! have a blest christmas.

Vera Amos said...

Have a very merry christmas and a 'crochety' new year.
Nicky x

chocolategirl64 said...

aw ~ thank you for sharing your poems and patterns :
wishing you a magical christmas and here's to some hookykooky goodness in 2010 ^_*
❤&peace ~~~ Dee x

Sonia said...

I know what you mean... I miss my grandmother so much. She was Christmas for me.
Merry Christmas.
Sonia

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Pomona said...

Makes me think of my grandma, too - I miss her very much. Have a very happy Christmas!

Pomona x

jvhsanderson said...

Thank you for writing and posting this. I love seeing this photo of me and Grandma, brings back such beautiful, magical memories. Miss her so much, especially now. xx

Bethel of Bethania said...

Thank you so much for a lovely Poem to your Grandma... I never had the fortune to meet either of my Grandmas but I hope my Grandies think as highly of me when they are adults as I think it is the other most important role I play in my life...
Hope you had a great day yesterday & that you have been able to rest up today... OOroo... B

Leahdis said...

Brought a tear to my eye! Im am a very lucky girl to still have both my Grandparents on my dad's side still with me. So I saver every special moment with them. Thanks for the poem.

Ann said...

What a lovely poem! Now that I am a grandma myself, I want to make those special memories for my grandchildren; I hope they will remember me with such loving thoughts as you!

Jenny said...

Merry Christmas and guess what, you or rather your work is in an Etsy Storque article http://www.etsy.com/storque/spotlight/etsy-finds-decor-relaxed-simplicity-6599/.

Kristin said...

Merry Merry Christmas

Ana Cristina Bachiega de Castro said...

I know what you mean too! It's a difficult time for me...
Beautiful poem!
Ana from Brasil.

Corrie said...

oh that is soooo sweet! what a great poem and a great photo! there is something nice about having the memories

happy new year
Corrie:)