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Granddaughters Lament

Discussion in 'ARCHIVE FORUM: Support discussions' started by Norman, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    When my Peg died one of our Granddaaughters wrote this poem.

    Sadness is the colour of cold blue,
    Sadness smells like Bluebells in spring,
    Sadness looks like a gloomygrey sky,
    Sadness sounds like raindrops tapping on the roof,
    Sadness feels like no one wants you,
    Sadness tastes like teardrops falling into your mouth,
    Sadness makes me cry........about my Nanny.

    Yasmin Howell aged 9

    She gave it to me at Peg's funeral,but this is the first time I felt felt able to share it
    Norman
     
  2. connie

    connie Registered User

    Mar 7, 2004
    9,519
    Frinton-on-Sea
    Dear anorman,

    Thank you for now sharing Jasmine's poem

    Would agree with the sentiments except:
    That could/would never apply in Peg's case.

    Love you lots, Connie
     
  3. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    68,669
    Kent
    Dear Norman,
    What a sensitive granddaughter. I`m not surprised you have been unable to share it before, but am glad you felt able to now.
    One step forwards.
    Love xx
     
  4. Nutty Nan

    Nutty Nan Registered User

    Nov 2, 2003
    785
    Buckinghamshire
    Dear Norman,
    Thank you for sharing - what a wonderful, sensitive granddaughter!
    Big hugs. C.
     
  5. Kathleen

    Kathleen Registered User

    Mar 12, 2005
    639
    West Sussex
    That is a beautiful poem Norman

    Yasmin and the other grandchildren must be a huge comfort to you.

    Take care.

    Kathleen
    x
     
  6. gill@anchorage5

    gill@anchorage5 Registered User

    Apr 29, 2007
    211
    Southampton
    You must be very proud

    Dear Norman

    What a lovely poem - you must be very proud of your granddaughter.

    Take care

    Love

    Gill x
     
  7. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    That's beautiful, Norman. It's lovely that such a young girl can acknowledge and express her feelings so eloquently. It takes a special strength in children to be able to express their grief - you must be very proud of her .

    Much love, Karen, x
     
  8. Margarita

    Margarita Registered User

    Feb 17, 2006
    10,824
    london
    what a lovely way your granddaughter expresses her feeling for her Nanny

    Thank- you for sharing
     
  9. Skye

    Skye Registered User

    Aug 29, 2006
    17,000
    SW Scotland
    Norman, thank you for sharing Yasmine's poem with us. It is so moving.

    Somehow, children are able to express their emotions in simple language which can arouse the deepest emotions.

    This line

    is something I wouldn't have thought of, but it really strikes home.

    Your granddaughter is very talented, and obviously thought the world of your Peg.

    Love,
     
  10. Taffy

    Taffy Registered User

    Apr 15, 2007
    1,314
    Hello Norman,

    How loving and thoughtful of Yasmine. A little memento for you to treasure. Take care. Taffy.
     

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