by Kim Rodrigues |
Love is the cacophony of life,
the stillness of your lover’s breath in sleep,
the boa constrictor hug of a grandchild,
and the outstretched arms of Christ.
2nd place/multiple placements
Faraz Ajmal’s A four line poem on what is love poetry contest
by Faye Gibson |
grandchild, grandmother, happiness, happy,
Footsteps on stairs,
little feet pounding, running,
child faces peeking round the kitchen door,
expectancy alive, dancing in their eyes.
They know that love is always here
waiting just for them.
Each one thinks he is favorite;
in his or her own way, it is true.
Each is the most special
not for anything they say or do,
just for being.
We have our rituals -
breakfast French toast and bacon,
back rubs and funny faces,
ice cream after church,
backyard camp outs,
lots of love, laughter.
Happy takes me by surprise
each time I look
in my grandchild’s eyes.
© September 11, 2015
Faye Lanham Gibson
by mike dailey |
health, hope, inspirational, life, philosophy, recovery from..., upliftingme, love, me, cancer,
It’s true that I have cancer
Not true that it has me
For I choose to live my life
As full as it can be
It’s true they did some cutting
To get the cancer out
But I’m still fighting cancer
And it is quite a bout
It’s true that I’ll do chemo
And chemo makes you sick
While chemo kills the cancer
That’s not what makes me tick
For me, it’s love of family
My daughter and my wife
And I’ll have a brand new grandchild
And that – to me – is life
Each moment that I’m living
My love for them grows strong
And loving equals living
That’s what keeps me going on
So it’s true that I have cancer
Not true that it has me
And like a wise man said once
The truth shall set you free.
by Seren Roberts |
She is always there with a comment
Never a negative word passes her pen
Doubt whether she has heard of the people
A comment gives them a boost , to write again
Has a habit of blogging with animation
If I knew how to do it would try
Have a few funny things I could enter
Hope she passes the info on, I sigh
Love the fact she encourages her daughter
To help with the contests and to write
Poetry has a way of opening your soul
Words escape you didn’t know were inside
Was upset for her when her grandchild died
The pain I am sure is still within
Still she comments and blogs with enthusiasm
Glad the furrowed face has turned to a grin
by Kim Rodrigues |
kisses fly forth
wings of angels
Charlieku 4-3-2 Contest/Charles Messina
by Caren Krutsinger |
grandchild, grandmother, grandson,
He is twelve and kind-hearted.
I agree to try another video game because I love him.
He keeps giving me glowing reviews.
“You are doing well, grandma!”
“You got a lot further than last time, grandma!”
Sometimes I know when my spaceship has crashed and burned.
Other times I keep pushing the kill button, thinking I am still in the game somewhere.
At one point he said, “Grandma, you can stop pushing the buttons now.”
Telling me that I had already crashed and burned.
by Connie Marcum Wong |
2nd grade, family, fun, joy, love, rain,
How I love
to see you splash
You find puddles
after rain such fun.
You float your
boat with joy.
and I laugh
to see you
having so much fun.
You are my gift from God
sweetest Angel child.
Premiere Contest N/A
Splash Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Kai Michael Neumann
by Al Parry |
anniversary, baby, baptism, beauty, bereavement, best friend, birthday, boyfriend, bridal shower, brother, caregiving, celebration, child, childhood, farewell, feelings, first love, children, for him, kids, freedom, friendship, funeral, girlfriend, giving, goodbye, graduation, grandchild, granddaughter, grandmother, grandparents, grandson, happiness, happy, health, heartbroken, hope, identity, inspiration, jesus,
Teenage Girls clad in the latest fashions,
Do it whenever they meet,
Grown men aren't afraid to show some passion,
When their team's comeback is complete,
They can say hello, they can say goodbye,
And anything inbetween,
If you open your arms and crack a smile,
There is nothing that a hug cannot mean.
by Edward Ebbs |
children, grandchild, heart, innocence, love,
Love our grandchildren
Their love has no conditions
They love us for us
Edward J Ebbs - March 23, 2015
by Robert Wilson |
family, children, grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather, grandson, love,
A Granddads love will never end, it does not yield it does not bend.
Through time of good and times of bad they can rely on Granddad.
He is always there to mend their toys to make them laugh and bring them joy.
He reads them stories and plays their games and never ever mixes up their names.
A Granddads love will never end he is not just Granddad he is their best friend.
by Suyash Saxena |
absence, adventure, best friend, bible, boyfriend, brother, child, childhood, community, conflict, dedication, depression, dream, eulogy, faith, farewell, fear, feelings, first love, grandchild, granddaughter, grandfather, grief, heartbroken, image, inspiration, inspirational, leaving, life, light, loneliness, lost, missing, missing you, mother, sad, sad love,
Let another sun set,
Let another flower wilt,
Let another autumn cast its gloom,
Let another tear role,
As ye part, and bid
The final adieu.
St. Stephen’s college
by Anna-Marie Docherty |
baby, birth, caregiving, grandchild, i love you, parents, uplifting,
cradled in your hug
your warmth enfolds me
just a babe in arms
by Mike Martin |
daughter, grandchild, granddaughter, grandmother, mother, mother daughter, mother son,
I heard a little secret
I'm not about to tell
Then again, on second thought
I guess I might as well
The greatest gal that ever was
I'm sure you would agree
Sons and daughters everywhere
Would feel the same as me
Is one who loves without a doubt
Or any strings attached
And when it comes to caring
Her love cannot be matched
And so it stands to reason
That mothers are so great
And grammas even greater
Sometimes they just can't wait
by Sharon Gulley |
beautiful, child, grandchild, heart, love,
I noticed a tiny little freckle upon your
face today and it is so perfectly neat.
It reminds me that the angels above
kissed you and left a spot so sweet.
Little child each time in my arms, Oh
how my heart does peek.
With your persuasive eyes and dimpled
Such happiness every little hug brings
like a gift of fresh flowers in spring.
Such mystery in your curious smile
what a future I see for the both of us
mile after growing mile.
by Michelle Edwards |
Grand babies are like gifts from above. They don't criticize you all they do is love.
Their love is genuine, so precious and rare, if we could learn love from our grand babies we would have more love to share.
Grandbabies are a true gift from god, treasure them, love them, hold on to those memories in your heart and mind, because you'll never have something so rare and so kind.
by Sara Kendrick |
K isses blown across the room
A rms filled with Teddy Bear
R esting secure in mother's love
T rutst and delight are there
E nters the world of slumber
R est, dream sweet dreams dream
Written, Thursday, June 06, 2013
by Danielle Fenske |
baby, birth, blessing, celebration, grandchild, grandparents, parents,
You've taught me how to share;
You've taught me how to love.
You've taught me how to trust in the Lord above.
You've given me a faith;
Beyond all measure.
You sacrificed your needs;
for toys to bring me pleasure.
You've given from your hearts,
You've given from your souls,
and for that I love you both,
more than you'll ever know.
Now it's my turn to be All that you've been.
So, as God would have it, the cycle begins again.
You are now Grandparents;
with a new dimension of Love!
A new little grand baby, given from Heaven Above.
A little one to smile,
A little one to cry,
A little one to hold close to your hearts,
As the years go by.
by Edwin Hofert |
child, cute love, grandchild, granddaughter, inspirational, poetry,
A little girl found a kitten.
As she walked down the street.
She took it home to her house.
To give it food to eat.
The kitten missed it's mother.
It would cry and then meow..
The little girl held it close.
To try to help somehow.
After just a little while.
Holding the kitten next to her.
She noticed that the kitten.
Would then begin to purr.
She began to realize.
The difference in the sound.
Of a kitten that is lost.
And the kitten that is found.
Edwin C Hofert
by Sean Cannon |
absence, abuse, forgiveness, grandchild, grandfather, lost love,
He sits on top a dusty shelf;
his care when he showed none.
I think you gave me your
And yet this
the only thing
you gave my family,
better than a beating.
I forgive you because
you are a fellow human,
but I hate you.
I hate how you remind me
that my family is jealous.
I hate how I have to hold
onto you; I don't want you.
You old, dusty,
boxed race truck;
I don't want you.
by curtis johnson |
family, grandchild, grandmother, love,
What My Grandma Taught Me
By Curtis Johnson
No. She never sat me down and said, “Listen to me Curtis, and always remember this”.
Yes. I learned and believe these 11 words because of the way she loved me.
Through whose eyes
You can do
cj07182015What My Grandma Taught Me
By Curtis Johnson
by Gwendolen Song |
adventure, fun, grandchild, grandson, snow,
Snowflakes arrive upon the scene
Showing off in grand fashion
Doing somersaults as they approach the ground
My eyes begin to sing!
Coating my city like icing on my favorite cake
Angel food cake with almond butter icing!
One more slice please!
I'll have a second serving!
Soon I'll be at my favorite place sledding with my grandson, Sebastian
Tossing and turning on our inner-tubes at Stubb's Park and sipping on warm cocoa
Snowflakes paving the way for one extraordinary day!
My city iced like the most delightful cake
We got our sleds in the trunk and we are on our way!
For my bud, Sea-bass
by Daisy Marie Yant |
angel, baby, birth, god, granddaughter,
Blessed by a baby girl; our bundle of joy
Rising as a beautiful stream, flowing in our hearts...ahoy!
Offering her back to God, so He will watch and keep,
Our precious little angel, she is one of His sheep.
Kinfolks come to visit and to show her love,
Little do they know there is nothing like Grandma's Hug.
Yet I love them all, they are my family,
No one will be left out because our God takes the lead.
Happy 1st Easter Grandma - Debra Bruce
Brooklyn was born 2/14/2015 - Ms. Debra's 1st Grandchild
by Danielle White |
Now I know the why of me
was simply so that you could be.
Grandchild bouncing on my knee,
now I know the why of me.
by Danielle Fenske |
grandchild, grandmother, growing up,
The closet of toys,
dress up and more;
Sleepovers and tea parties;
That's what Grandma's are for.
A Grandmother's Love,
Is of the sweetest to know.
She'll open her heart;
She'll give you her soul.
She draws you close and brings you near;
And whispers family stories into your ear.
She'll tell you of hope;
She'll tell you of joy;
She'll tell you of songs,
Grandpa sang as a boy.
Now we add the word Great to her name;
And a new generation of stories she'll gain.
Not only stories, but encouragement too.
All these gifts we've received,
Because God gave us,
The Grandma in You.
© Danielle Fenske 1998
by Lin Lane |
B athed in the soft glow of morning's gossamer light
E ngrossed, as my eyes behold the most beautiful sight
A sleep in his crib, I gaze down at my first grandchild.
U nder Your protection, God. ~ I prayed, then I smiled.
T ender maternal thoughts I hold of this infant baby boy.
I nnocent eyes are looking at me. Oh, what feeling of joy!
F ace of a cherub, sweet angel, though you're not divine,
U ntil my heart no longer beats, you will live on in mine.
L ittle lad, because of you, the word, "love," I redefine.
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December 28th, 2015
Beautiful Acrostic Contest
Sponsor: John Hamilton