Letter To Gran

When at times life has been tough on you,
You learnt to carry on
When there was none to help you bear the load,
It was your own strength you leaned on.

Most times, when something got you down,
You just shrugged it off,
But you found time for every one of us
And God knows, there’s a lot!

Not only did you posess such strength,
But you’ve passed it down to us-
The ability, when things go wrong,
To go on without too much fuss.

We always knew that if we pissed you off
Then needed you, you’d be there
With your strong unspoken loyalty,
To back us up when life was unfair.

And once again, in your own style,
You’ve passed it down the line
Come hell, hail or highwater,
I know now that gift is mine.

Maybe I’m half feral, but I don’t mind.
You never restrained us, the other kids and me,
We had free reign of the backyard,
We ran wild, barefoot and free.

I’ve inheirited the freedom
To do things my own way,
No matter what others think,
And no matter what they say.

Of all the gifts that I’ve recieved,
The most amazing one must be-
That in a family so large,
You still had time for me.

Letter To Gran

Melissa Park

Joined January 2008

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This is a poem I wrote for my Grandmother.An amazing selfless, women who spent years of her life raising eleven children in tent beside a river while my grandfather was off droving. She never gave up, a stong woman. And in later years her joy was her grandchilden.

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