Sunday, 20 September 2015

Poem: To a grandmother

it's been ages since the house last felt
the curious steps of a child
or parents sitting on the balcony
pondering at the end of the day
viewing the land beyond them
it still stands here, as a reminder
of lives that once lived here
this is the place you were born into
where you began your journey on this earth
a life that showed you many paths
but you were always strong
strange to realize I'd like to talk to you now
for when I was a child, you had a different role
and what did I know then of passing things
maybe it was best for you to leave and not see
how your family fell apart after you left
as if you were a glue holding them to each other

1 comment:

  1. So beautiful and poignant, and I love the picture!