Well, I never made it for Thursday’s Poet Rally , but I’m posting this anyway.
This was a poem I wrote for My Mother-In-Law’s birthday a very long while ago. We all had to write a poem about what made her so special to us. I just thought about what my kids would have written if they had to do this, so it was from a child’s point of view. As you read , you’ll see there are many reasons why she was, and still is, so special. Even though she has changed her address (not 57 Don anymore),and has slowed down her pace a little bit, she still holds her own. Everyone still likes to go visit Grandma’s House!
Grandma’s House…It’s Heaven!
*Someone once asked me if I believed there’s a heaven.
I replied that I did, “It’s at Don, 57!”
That’s the street and the house where my grandmother stays,
where she sews and she bakes and weaves love through her days.
And what would you find at my grandmother’s house?
Well, I’ll just name a few:
First, there’s that huge pool out back and Papa’s barbecue!
Then there’s the deck where we dry off and snack, we can’t forget that, too!
There’s a large playroom down cellar and a swing set outside!
In the garage, there’s a go-kart, where we take turns for a ride.
And Grandma’s kitchen holds smells of all her baking and cooking,
but it seems she must do this when no one is looking!
There’s always chocolate chip cookies and brownies, homemade!
Drinks of coffee milk, soda and iced lemonade!
There’s roast turkey and pork chops, hot dogs and fries,
ice cream and cakes, assorted pudding and pies!
Even Dad’s never seen a steak THAT size!
For snacks, she keeps a great, big shelf , and I always want to help myself!
There’s gumdrops and chocolate bars, potato chips, too!
Corn curls and lollipops and gum to chew!
You can even take some home with you!
You’ll see fancy quilts and cloth dolls, and Grandma’s sewn every stitch!
If she sold all her treasures, I’m sure she’d be rich!
There’s plush chairs and pretty towels, lots of linen and lace…
“Hey, isn’t that chocolate on Kelsey’s face?”
There’s magazines, newspapers and books Grandma’s read.
Plenty of band-aids for boo-boos and kind words said.
Then holidays are always great, as Grandma loves to decorate.
She puts colored eggs out for Easter, and leaves out for Fall.
At Christmas, there’s gold-ribboned wreaths on the wall.
I just don’t know how she does it all!
Now, there’s a roast in the oven and turkey soup in the pot.
Take a plate, stand in line, while supper’s still hot!
Grab a chair, sit on down, relax, take it slow.
Because at Grandma’s, it’s heaven on earth, don’t you know!
Now after reading this, it sounds like it would make a great children’s picture book! I think I may just try this!
Hope you liked it, and I bet it sounded like a Grandma you know, too!