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Grandmother's Song
by Kathryn Seifert
Thursday, October 19, 2006
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Even though, you don't know

Who I am, where you are,

Come with me, hold my hand.

Soft I sigh, low I cry.

When I see you this way.

Till one night they came to you.

Disbelieving, as I watched

The grandmom I remembered

Laughing, smiling, talking to

Loved ones gone so long ago.

Angels came to your bed,

Gently prayed, soon they said,

"Come with us in the night,

God awaits us in the Light,

Fear us not, nor this event,

Good and faithful servant."

Hold me near, take my fear

Like you did long ago.

I was small, you were young,

Life was good, you were strong.

Sing with me ancient songs

Angels watch, spirits guide.

Love like ours does not die,

Tears fall down as you go.

I call out, in my woe.

Come for me when its time

You will know who I am

And we will sing again.  

 

Dr. Kathy Seifert
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Reviewed by Connie Faust
Just the blessing of again being known will be so wonderful! This is so tender and touching.
Connie
Reviewed by John Domino
Grandma's are special and so is this poetic masterpiece.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
A tender and loving poem. I really like how you give hope and reassurance to those who have lost someone. This will let them know their loved one is in a good place. Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Joanna Leone
A tear fills my eye as I remember my own grandmother (nonna as I called her)Your poem is filled with love!
Reviewed by Ken Chartrand
Hello Kathryn. I read your poem,"Grandmother's Song". I found it to be one of the most touching poems I have ever read! It brought back some similar feelings I had for my Grandmother who I was especially close to. Best of luck. Please feel free to check out my writing here in the "Den".
Reviewed by Stephanie Sawyer
This is beautiful, indeed......It is just what I felt when my grandmother died many years ago, and I am now facing another death in the family this very week. Your words give power for release of stress, and they also give power for anticipation of reconciliation in the future in the heavenly places.

Thank you!

Stephanie Sawyer
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut
This heartfelt verse shows so much love thanks for sharing. Sandi
Reviewed by Kalikiano Kalei
Aloha Kaou, Kathy...
While I cannot relate to this as you do, your sentiments being counched in terms of a loving and understanding higher (divine) omniscience, I can yet appreciate the strong bond of love and duty we all have to those in our immediate family, and to the entire extended family of man. You address the very heart of ancient Hawaiian precepts of 'ohana with your words, of course, and there is further resonance in the fact that yesterday I received a touching communication from a bright friend (loving mother and talented children's book illustrator, Tammy Yee) relating some circumstances of her interactions with her own aging grandmother. In many ways I am quite sad that Christianity so successfully took root among the ancient Hawaiians, supplanting their indigenous system wherein family ('ohana) and land ('aina) comprised the vital core of their immediate social awareness. I am, however, always encouraged to find that love for others doesn't necessarily have to hinge upon a belief in a religious deity, for the understanding that all human beings are related closely to each other ought logically to predispose individuals towards an attitude of loving concern and peaceful regard for the well being of all humanity (without the added impetus of a deity's commandments to do so).
I enjoyed this piece very much; mahalo for sharing this with us. I think that I shall also, in view of my own interests in family and adolescent social psychology, return to read some of your professional offerings. Authors' Den is a never-ending experience of pleasing discoveries, yours among them!
Malama pono, no ka aloha nui loa!
Kalikiano
Reviewed by Richard Orey
Once more we hear testimony that our life does not end but merely passes on so that we might once again bask in the love of those we knew and live forever together in the heart of God.

Grandmother's Song brings us stirring and enlightening words with a gentle and loving voice that gives us hope and fortifies our faith.

Richard
Reviewed by H Poudel
Dr Seifert, I liked your poem. My grandfather experienced a simliar thing as he passed, he was talking to men who had died long ago in ww2, who had fought alongside of him. So do you believe in reincarnation, or just an afterlife?
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A most lovely and loving, heartfelt tribute, Kathy. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Chanti Niven
This is a moving tribute. So sad that those we love die but encouraging to know that they're not forgotten. Thanks for sharing.
Chanti
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
How sweet and what a wonderful tribute.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Paul Berube
Kathryn,

Awesome write. Your poem deeply touches the heart. It's sad to see them fade so quickly. All we have are memories and the hopes of an eternal renewal. Blessings Always, Paul.
Reviewed by CJ Heck
Oh Kathy, this is so touching. You did a beautiful job writing this. Excellent poem.
Love,
CJ
Reviewed by J M
Beautiful and heartfelt tribute for Your Grandmother... Blessings,
Joselyn
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