Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pink for October

Being Breast Cancer Awareness month I am reminded of my Granny whom we lost to cancer several years ago. Though she did not have breast cancer, I still think of her each and every time I hear the word "Cancer". I'd like to share a poem I wrote this Spring in memory of my Dear and beloved Granny. I must warn you it's sad....... but sweet!

Silver Threads from a Golden Eagle

Sitting on the front porch combing her long silver hair,
Is a memory of Granny I would like to share.

Many, many times I watched her as she gently combed,
The long silver hairs of her head.
I quietly watched without a word said.

Few loosed hairs would fall to the porch floor,
Carried off by the wind to return no more.

Times past and Granny still combed.
Many hairs now fell and thinness shown.
Years of time had weathered her long brittle hair,
And the side effects of kemo was all to unfair.

There came a time when Granny could no longer be seen,
Cancer had took her so wicked and mean.
It came and broke her and took her away,
It was a dreadfully sad, sad day.

Not long after Granny had passed,
A tiny little nest was found at last.
Hanging in a flower basket just above her chair,
A tiny little bird had found Granny’s long lost hair.

She molded the perfect soft warm bed,
Using the most precious long silver thread.

The little bird left us a true gift from above,
A symbol of Granny’s strength, wisdom and love.
A gift so rare it couldn’t be bought with silver nor gold,
A gift so precious it could never be sold.

Granny left behind so much more than her long silver hair,
She left us with a lifetime of memories to share.
Memories filled with love that is all too rare.

I often wonder if the little bird knew, that her bed was bound with
Silver threads from a Golden Eagle!

In Loving Memory of Granny: Maggie Gullett

Until next time, God Bless.



KernowWitch said...

What a beautiful poem and memorial to your granny....Hugs Chrissy x

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just beautiful...loved it!

Anonymous said...

how touching & so beautiful

My*Prim*Cottage said...

What a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. I lost my wonderful Dad 3 years ago Oct 13th to cancer. I miss him with all my heart everyday. :( ~Beth~