Feeling So Loved


My grandmother’s memory
filled with fried chicken, milk gravy,
buttermilk biscuits, easy laughter,
always a lap to rock a tired child,
mountains of laundry to wash,
bushels of beans to shell, coconut cake
to take to an ailing neighbor.
She was overweight–mark of the family,
feisty, always an ache or pain to fuss
about, master gardener, teller of
stories our mother said weren’t fit for
our ears; my grandmother gave me a
feeling of being loved so deeply into
the soul that it mattered not the
shape of a person’s body or the
irregularities of their personality.

That love is still with me as I sip
tea from her cup and wonder if I have
ever made anyone feel so loved.

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10 Responses to Feeling So Loved

  1. aminladaimi says:

    Great ❤

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  2. kerlund74 says:

    Such a wonderful person in your life, so much love:-)

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  3. very interesting blog , i follow you and will read you , and hope you the succeed, thanks for accepting me as a reader , happy new year

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  4. arlene says:

    Your poem made me remember my grandmother…..nostalgic and lovely!

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  5. Mands says:

    What an amazing tribute… Thank-you for sharing!

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  6. Pat Cegan says:

    Thank you. Both of my grandmothers were important in my life and I remember them with great love. Thanks for your visit and comment. Hugs, pat

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  7. redplace says:

    This is really beautiful and just made me smile… thank you for sharing this. Beautiful poem!

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