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Nana's Aura

Based on a true story

By Real PoeticPublished 28 days ago Updated 28 days ago 1 min read

A rural scenery of cornfields

in the window, where the vapor

fled, was behind her tender head

full of fine, straight gray hairs.


Nana’s attire was vintage

and smelt of home with a hint

of lavender and spice.

She was the kindest, most frugal.


Wore a gown for many years

that never got dingy.

The pale blue garment glowed as her

lustrous eyes were never stale

as she told the origin of

her family's tales.


A reused menthol between two fingers.

An old brown radio was playing jazz.

While she was singing, her diaphragm

began expanding, and then she blew out

smoke that coiled rather undemanding.


A mind sharp enough to slide down

the slippery slopes but land on

level snow, shall never be forgotten.

With hands sleek as clay, Nana’s touch

was ethereal and silk cotton.

Her aura alone could spoil a child rotten.

*Author’s Note: This poem was written for Vocal’s “Smooth” challenge. Thank you for reading. 🩵

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  • Grz Colm25 days ago

    I love this aura and this creative interpretation for the smooth challenge! Brilliant work R.P! 😊👏👏

  • Lamar Wiggins26 days ago

    Love the flow of this one and especially loved the line. “A mind sharp enough to slide down the slippery slopes but land on level snow” great entry!

  • ThatWriterWoman26 days ago

    'her aura alone could spoil a child rotten' - wow what an excellent ending! Well done Real!

  • Awww, this was so wonderful! Such a divine poem for the challenge!

  • Novel Allen28 days ago

    Are you sure this is not my Nana. Sounds so familiar. This is really beautiful. All Nanas are great.

  • Babs Iverson28 days ago

    Spectacular and loving!!! Loved it!!!

  • Tiffany Gordon 28 days ago

    gorgeous work RP! Go gurl! You flame broiled this challenge!! BRAVO!👏🏾👏🏾🔥🔥👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Cathy holmes28 days ago

    Beautiful tribute.

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