for gramma k.

gramma
gramma

i know you to be
strong
faith-full
loving
musical.

but you look at me
from the past
and i wonder
who that
woman was.

you seem
mysterious
shy
beguiling
soft.

did you know
then who you
would become?

did you have
dreams of
doctor
pastor
engineer
teacher
denied to  you
because of the
circumstance of
your birth?

or did you look
towards the future
with a surety
knowing
motherhood
sunday school teacher
cook
wife
were the fulfillment
or your dreams?

your heart is
my heart
your eyes are
my eyes
your hands are
my hands.

together
we have it
all.

Poetry Potluck @ Jingle Poetry

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for gramma k.

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