© Terrie Brushette
I lie here every night thinking of you
Tears fall from my eyes feeling so blue
Why did you leave me all alone
You got your wings and off you have flown
To a better place of light and love
The perfect garden in Gods sky above
Where once in a while when I feel low
You will peek in on me and watch me grow
Because now I am older I am able to see
God didn’t take you away from me
He just made you an angel with wings to fly
To look after all the children up in the sky
You’re the perfect one for the job
I’ve wiped my tears, no longer do I sob
Now I sit here and think about the days
That I sing, talk and shout your praise
Never will I forget my lovely dear Nan
And no more tears will I shed
Because now I know she’s in a better place
And I keep her alive in my heart and my head
2. I Love You
I see you looking at me,
it’s hard your see your face.
We never thought we’d lose you,
we thought we were back on base.
A sudden turn came over,
it all came on so soon.
I remember the last words
I said to you they were,
“I Love You.”
At your funeral I cried
I thought that I should have died,
but then I realized
there was nothing I could do.
I say the same words every day
that remind me of you,
three simple word that are,
“I Love You.”
3. Dear Grandma
© Bryanna T. Perkins
You’re not that far away.
I can still envision your smile.
God brought you to be with Him,
But I’ll see you in a while.
Those days when I am feeling down,
And I feel we’re far apart,
I promise to never overlook you
But to look inside my heart.
The memories I have of you,
They’re filled with love and care,
And even though you’ve gone away,
I know that you’re still there.
I wish that we could sit and laugh
Like we used to do,
But heaven needed another angel,
And yes, I get that too.
4. Goodbye Nana
© Jamie Humpage
Nana had a magic purse, which always seemed to amaze,
she’d do all the old fashioned stuff, she was so set in her ways.
I remember when I was younger, hauling in her coal,
then I’d get to help her, make her famous sausage roll.
God saw that she was getting frail and old,
he lay his hand in hers and took a hold.
So when it came the time for her heart to have a rest,
it proved to us down here that God only takes the best.
In life we loved her dearly in death we’ll do the same,
it came so unexpected the day God called her name.
I long for you to be here again,
but I know that now you’re out of pain.
so when times get hard I know you’re here,
I place my hand on my heart and feel you near.
Now again with the man that holds your heart,
for now you two are no longer kept apart.
So the last words I say are going to be so very true,
goodbye Nana, I love and so dearly miss you…
5. Missing You
© Crystal Young
You took many chances,
one too many times.
As a little girl I thought-
“Oh no, never me!”
Your my special gift,
and that’s what you’ll always be.
God will give and take at any time,
He’s given me you, and now your all mine.
The end of your time has come to pass,
And now your life was over in a flash.
The time we shared;
was from the joy you brought.
And now it’s just a memory that will
forever live in my heart.
6. My Most Painful Love
© Melissa Pena
On the stormy gray day you went away,
Crystal clear pure tears were shed from my face,
How will I survive without you today?
I stand here longing for your own embrace.
The things I shouldn’t have left unspoken;
All the memories I can’t remember;
Leave me with my heart bleeding wide open
To see your pale eyes again glow amber,
Would fulfill my most genuine of wills.
To you I said I would not bid adieu.
I’ve made you a promise that remains still,
When spoken it was true I hope you knew.
I’ll remember you even if it pains,
My love for you will forever remain.
7. Grandma ( Poem Replaying Memories Of Grandma)
The words you spoke so wisely
Have never been so clear.
All the lessons that you taught me
Still remain right here.
I am left here wishing
To hear your voice one last time,
Once more to hear you sing
That I am your sunshine.
You told me it would be all right,
But I feel that isn’t true.
The only thing to make this better
Is if I was there with you.
I know this isn’t possible,
But it’s hard to think it so.
I know you’re now not suffering,
But I hate to see you go.
I’d let you wear that fanny pack,
I swear I wouldn’t care,
Just to have you back one more time,
Just to have you there.
I’d give a million dollars,
To read one last email,
To decode that secret message
About treasures from a sale.
I know the pain will slowly leave,
And your memories will stay,
Your time with us was special,
And it is often replayed.
My sunshine was taken,
Now my skies are left grey.
Oh, the things that I would give
For only one more day.
You were more than just a Grandma,
You were my best friend.
My life has changed forever,
But I’ll still love you ’til the end.