Dear Grandpa

Dear Grandpa

A Poem by The Outlaws' Song
"

For my guardian angel...i miss you..

"

 

Dear grandpa,

One day I went looking for you,

But everything around me

Seemed to keep your secret

Please, grandpa, share it with me and tell me:

Are you a cloud…,…or a leaf…,…or a mountain?

 

Dear grandpa,

One night I left my home to look for you,

But the dark outside rendered my way difficult.

And the trees' shade hid you so well that I couldn't find you

So, dear loved grandpa, please tell me:

Are you a wave…,…or a root…,…or a star?

 

Dear grandpa,

 

One summer I left my friends to look for you

But the burning sun blinded my eyes

It dried my skin and stifled me with its heat.

So, grandpa, I beg you please tell me this:

Are you a bug…,…or a flower…,… or a fly?

 

 

Dear grandpa,

 

One winter I left my family to look for you,

But the wind pushed me aside my way

And the coolness broke me to pieces

So, grandpa, have mercy and tell me:

Are you a rain drop…,… or a snow flake…,… or a thunder?

 

 

Dear grandpa,

 

When there was no place left to search,

I thought to look for you among the animals

But I didn't know where to look firstly:

In the boundless heights of the sky,

In the dangerous caches of the jungle,

Or in the mysterious depths of the sea.

So, I'd like you so much to tell me:

Are you an eagle…,… or a tiger…,… or a shark?

 

 

 

Dear grandpa,

 

One spring night found me thinking of you

And lost In memories, staring to the moon

I wondered:

Grandpa of my heart

Are you a timid ray…,…or a tiny shadow…,…or a tired ghost?

 

 

Dear grandpa,

 

Surprisingly, after many restless nights, I fell asleep

And when the old Sandman sent me to the land of dreams

I asked you more ardently than ever

Dear loved grandpa

Are you the echo of my voice…,…or the sadness in my cries…,…or the fear in my eyes?

 

 

But, dear grandpa,

 

When I woke up I realized that you're the angel on my shoulder

For you're my dearest memory

And no matter what else you may be

You will always be beside me.

There's no need to go that far looking for you

Because you are in here, deep down inside my heart.

© 2008 The Outlaws' Song


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Well. I could highlight my favorite stanzas, but then I would highlight your entire poem, indeed this is very touching and beautiful and priceless and everything rain mentioned is true. Absolutely lovely.

And thank you, Rain for sending it my way....

Posted 13 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.




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wwwooooaaahhhh. How utterly beautiful. I was so sad reading this....all that searching and questioning and Where's Grandpa??????? I'm so happy that you did find your angel on your shoulder, and your Grandpa in your heart. A very uplifting ending. I also loved all the possibilites you played with searching for him, a true masterpiece. Very fulfilling read.

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is so beautiful and a very loving tribute. I love the repeation and balance to the stanzas.

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

beautiful...I couldn't pick it apart to find a fave either...just like "ordinary woman" I would have put your whole poem in the review!! A lovely tribute to your Grandpa!

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Reading this poem, the intensity of your love for your grandfather, is like a star going supernova. Bathing us all in its lights and beauty. When my grandfather died, it was like a part of my soul had past away with him. Wish that i could say that same about him in my heart. Thank you for sharing this very personal and emotional poem with us.

Therisa

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Such a wonderful write...so full of lovely and hallowed emotions.

Such an innocent write about the grandpa lost in the wide universe of immortals but yet you keep him mortal right within your heart.

This has to go to my favourites, cant resist but simply add it. Awesome write.



Posted 13 Years Ago


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Jesus, darlin. this is flippin' fantastic. i am in love with this. and i am favoriting it.

anything about grandpas naturally catch my eye, but this was just sooo well done. i am so impressed.

"Grandpa of my heart" - that alone makes me want to cry

"Are you the echo of my voice�,�or the sadness in my cries�,�or the fear in my eyes?"

jeeze, jeeze lady.

gorgeous.



Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Touching and heartfelt, childlike.

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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beautiful, this is beautiful, i wish i could say more, but im speechless, thanx for sharing this with us

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Makes me want to lay down and die so someone will write something this sweet about me. This had so many wonderful lines and honest childhood reasonings that I just fell in love with it. I could hear a little girl's voice reading the poem in my mind. My uncle asked my Grandma after my granfather's death, he was just a young boy, " Is my daddy going to come down in the rain?"

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a piece that grabs ....my love for my Grandparents and rested it before me...as I read.

What captures me is the way you ended each stanza with a query to him...using the most beautiful...serene...simple...and fascinating things....to a child.

Continuing with a tone of needing to posess our loved ones even within our very selves.

Can tell this came from down deep

Blessssssssss

Posted 13 Years Ago


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Somewhere over the rainbow...Bucharest, Romania



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I was born on the25th of May,1988-a sunny spring day meant to bring joy and happiness in my family. I grew up in Romania, took piano classes from the age of 7 to the age of 14. I wrote the first poem .. more..

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