For Grandma

For Grandma

A Poem by Riss Ryker
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A poem for my grandma, my hero.

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Grandma’s lap, book time.

Warm, safe, snuggled up against,
I wait for the magic of her voice to
rhyme me into other worlds.
Places with bears without buttons,
and Sneetches without stars,
of dinosaurs dancing and
dogs packed in cars.
Book after book until one day…
I can read by myself.

Dreaming of writing, I hold the pen,
and stories with voices come out of the end.
Hearing her voice, 

her rhymes,
I write to honor.
As she lay frail, sightless, MY voice
now reads her to magic places far away.
My words painting pictures for her to see,
thanking her for all that I am, and will be.


© 2017 Riss Ryker



Author's Note

Riss Ryker
My grandmother is still alive, and just had her 98th birthday. A librarian for 75 years, (right after she graduated high school, she taught me the joys of reading a book. (and God forbid your books were overdue!)

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a nice poem you make me feel the emotions of having a grandmother since i never met her

Posted 4 Months Ago


a beautiful gratitude poem. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Riss Ryker

1 Year Ago

Thank very much, bela...
Lucky you. My dad's mom died when he was only 2. My mothers when she was seven. Then they were farmed out until they were olk enough to go back with their fathers. Would have been nice to have had one. Valentine

Posted 2 Years Ago


Riss Ryker

2 Years Ago

I wish you could borrow mine, just for a little while. This made me sad...
a beautiful tribute,great write and the way you displayed it

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Riss Ryker

2 Years Ago

Thank you so much, wordman. Appreciate the read!
 wordman

2 Years Ago

my pleasure
A great dedication to someone you hold so close.
"My words painting pictures for her to see,
thanking her for all that I am, and will be."
A perfect ending, to a heartfelt piece.
Good job :P

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Riss Ryker

2 Years Ago

So kind, thank you, LivingDeath.

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Added on August 24, 2015
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Tags: love, family, grandmothers, hero

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Riss Ryker
Riss Ryker

Amsterdam, NY



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Riss Ryker is a self proclaimed introvert, a dreamer, and believes in kindness to others. She loves to grow flowers, herbs, and hang out with her three dogs and her python named Blossom. A new writer .. more..

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