Granny Hogg

You were the rock on which I set my feet.
The one with whom I could be me.
Your selfless spirit and tender heart,
Your gentle nature set you apart.

You seemed untouched by all life’s woes,
For in you there was a glow.
A shining light that burned so strong.
You made me feel I did belong.

Your home it was my sanctuary,
A place of such tranquility,
Where cares and troubles disappeared.
No need down there to shed a tear.

So many happy childhood days,
I’d spend just getting in your way.
I must have drove you round the bend,
But then, you were my truest friend.

Hours and hours we’d spend just talking,
Then up the road we’d head out walking,
To cut some sticks or fork some hay.
You’d know just how to fill my day.

You’d do so many funny things.
Who knew what each new day would bring?
Crash your bike into a tree?
Misplace your teeth and then blame me?

Your health and strength began to fade.
Succoming as the cancer spread.
You suffered so much ill and pain,
Yet not once did you complain.

I remember what you said to me,
“It is God’s will, I’m His you see.
Just a trial to test my worth,
Before He gives me another birth.”

I remember well the night you died.
When I got the news, oh how I cried.
I’d carried you upstairs to bed,
You were only meant to rest your head.

Now an empty, silent home,
Greets me when my feet do roam,
Upon the paths oft’ tread before,
That guide me down to your back door.

The fire now is never lit,
The chair is empty where you did sit,
To warm your feet there at the flame,
Nothing now will be the same.

I know at last you are at peace,
Your pain and suffering all have ceased.
I still miss you granny, every day,
But in my heart you’ll always stay.

Granny Hogg


Moneymore, United Kingdom

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A poem i wrote for my grand mother who passed away and I still think about her every day

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