A poem to honor the legacy of my Great-Grandmother, Dora Woodruff, as we approach Grandparent's Day and always.
A kind-hearted woman of wisdom and grace
She kept her pain masked beneath her wrinkled face
Never late with a hug when life made us cry
She had very little, but always got by
She worked hard from morning until each day’s end
Grateful for her life, prayers of thanks she would send
Her life was not easy and yet, she was pleased
To spend every moment on her hands and knees.
She was someone who always lived life with hope
Certain God would bless her with the means to cope
Her life knew much hardship and yet, she survived
She made sure her family was not deprived
Grandma was not wealthy; she kept modest needs
She is well remembered for doing good deeds
To those who had known her, she still remains strong
Though, nearly a decade now, she has been gone.
She was quite a person; so simple and sweet
Someone you would want your own children to meet
She always had time for her family and friends
For their delight, she would have gone to earth’s ends
She loved her small garden and the yellow rose
She even found peace in the deepest of snows
My guardian angel, when life goes astray
I love you, Grandma; Happy Grandparent’s Day.
© 2007 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|So sweet. She would have loved it and been so proud of you. I remember my stern checker-playing Great Grandfather, a pioneer, and playing many card games for many years with my Great Grandmother, a woman much like yours. What a treat to have them!
|Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader)
|Beautiful heart touching write of your Great Grandmother...Hugs and Love, Peggy|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Having a grandmother like that is blessing, I am blessed to have had Nonna
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|a beautiful write to honor a wonderful woman-peace to you|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Jill Thank you for this outstanding tribute to grandparents! It's amazing ,but I believe that our grandparents were all from similar cultures so we find that they have most of those same traits. It shows that their upbringing was far superior to what we have today.
My grandmother sounds exactly like yours. It lifted my heart to remember her this way. Bless you!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|A respectful and loving tribute, Jill; a fine gift for your great grand-ma who is no doubt smiling down at you. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Rose Rideout
|Jill I love this poem, your great grandma was a wonderful person indeed, you must take after her. Yhank you for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose
|Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
|Beautiful, indeed, Jill. Well done, you honor her memory with these loving lines.
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Beautiful write, Jill; glad you had a good grandma! You are indeed blessed~|