100 years ago you were born. Wow sounds like ancient times but it feels like yesterday when I thought I’d lose my mind
When I received the news that you were gone I thought the rest of my days I would mourn.
I felt so guilty even taking a bite to eat, I felt so helpless in a state of defeat
I had almost graduated I wanted you to be proud and now I was left to help pick your burial gown.
23 years later and I have healed The Love and joy you gave me no devil can steal!
I challenged myself to write this poem in honor of my beloved maternal grandmother Pearl who would have been 💯 years old today! I did not want to stop 🛑 writing ✍🏾 and almost started doing an essay because I felt the poem was limiting me but I allowed myself to be led and I know this is perfect 👌🏿 because the truth is no matter how much I would or could have written, it could never fully encompass all my grandmother meant to me. But perhaps one word can: Love 💗
I love you forever Grandma Pearl! You are still the best and I’m still going to make you proud. Wish you could have stayed with me forever until I realize, you did!
Love 💕 you so much! Thank you so much 😊 ,