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I Miss

I need my grandma

By Rene PetersPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Family at Pancreatic Cancer Walk 2017

I miss you

I miss the calmness you possessed

I miss your positivity no matter what life threw at us

I miss our long talks

I miss our walks on the beach together, collecting shells

I miss watching the sunset whenever we were together

I miss your strength that seemed to radiate to whoever you were near

I miss hearing your voice without crying

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This piece, especially the last line, were inspired by an ornament from what was my grandma's last Christmas. She left a personalized ornament for all her children and grandchildren. Mine says, "Merry Christmas René. Remember to reach for the stars, sweet girl." I hadn't listened to it since she was with us when I got it in 2017. I teared up when I heard it.

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About the Creator

Rene Peters

I write what I know, usually in the form of poetry. I tend to lean towards mental health, epilepsy, and loss/grieving.

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  • L.C. Schäfer11 days ago

    Oh! This was a tearjerker.

  • Judey Kalchik 2 months ago

    I would love to hear the voice of my grandmother through my ears and not just my memory. A moving poem

  • River Joy2 months ago

    I really loved revisiting this. thanks for sharing today!

  • Kelsey Clarey3 months ago

    That's so sweet. I lost my great-grandmother this year, so I relate to this feeling well. :(

  • Awww, a personalised ornament, that's so sweet. Your poem was very touching and emotional!

  • River Joy3 months ago

    Such a beautiful tribute to your grandmother. Grief is so hard.

  • Raymond G. Taylor3 months ago

    Such a touching tale and lovely poetic memory. Makes me think of my long-lost parents and grandparents. Also honoured to see my little poem listed beside. Thanks for sharing

  • Celia in Underland3 months ago

    Such a poignant story x Loss is just so difficult to navigate x

  • Mother Combs3 months ago

    Such a sweet, sad poem. I know your grandma loved you

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