Claudelle DeLuna

A Letter to Grandpa

 A Letter to Grandpa

Grandpa,

If you were still alive,

Together we would travel back to Cuba,

At last Cuba is Free! El Fifo (Fidel Castro) died!

I wish you were here to enjoy it!

I bet you loved to walk el malecon ( the pier)!

                                                                                                                  

Grandpa,

If you were still alive,

You would show me your childhood house,

  From where you sadly departed hoping it was for the best,

You died in a foreign land, but heaven was always your home!

 Grandpa,

In Havana we would dance a Cuban Danzon(dance) at the old plaza,

We would eat at restaurant “Somos Cuba” (We are Cuba),

Black bean soup, ropa vieja, plantains and yucca!

You would sit and smoke a cigar while I drink café Cubano!

Grandpa,

 Caridad La Santera (the healer) in the town of Matanzas,

Would give us an egg cleanse and a Spiritual bath,

To keep the energies flowing and life stresses at bay,

Grandpa I so wish you were here,

 I would get lost in the beauty of all your stories!

Love your grandchild!

P.S.

Grandpa I know you visit once in a while I smell the scent of your cigar!

 

 

©Claudelle2018

Comments6

  • Heartwriter

    It was a lovely tribute!!!! He would be proud of you.

    • Claudelle DeLuna

      Thank you for your lovely comment! Heart
      Missed hearing you and reading your poems
      Glad to hear you back :)
      Blessings,

    • Goldfinch60

      Super write, I am sure that your Grandpa will never leave you.

      • Claudelle DeLuna

        Thank you for your lovely comment! Gold
        Blessings,
        ;)

      • Michael Edwards

        The sense of family comes across so strongly - a great emotive write.

        • Claudelle DeLuna

          Thank you for your lovely comment! Michael
          Blessings,
          ;)

        • orchidee

          A fine write Claudelle.

          • Claudelle DeLuna

            Thank you for your nice comment! Orchidee
            Blessings,
            ;)

          • Laura

            Claudelle,

            A love filled tribute honoring your beloved Grandpa! A joy to read this beautifully written poem!
            I especially like this relatable line...
            “I would get lost in the beauty of all your stories!”

            ~Laura~

            • Claudelle DeLuna

              Thank you for lovely comment! Laura
              Blessings,
              ;)

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              HOLA CLAUDELLE ~ Gracias por tu Poema ~ Un hermoso tributo a Tu Abuela ! I have recently visited CUBA and every line in your elegant Poem rang a bell ! The Castros ~ El Malecon ~ The faded elegance of the Houses ~ The Dancing & Music ~ La Comida & above all else Los Cigaros Cubanos ~ UNIQUE I bought dozens (5 for a POUND = $1:30) from a Man who grew and rolled his own ~ for all my Friends. Many Young Americans (and Amero~Cubans) want to visit CUBA (as do BRITAINS) I hope TRUMP does not close the DOOR between MIAMI & HAVANA ~ the two Embassies are still operating ! What do you think ? Thanks for caring & sharing ~ Yours as always BRIAN
              Please check Angela's Poem today ! NEW ZEALAND IS CALLING ME !
              Love your picture COFFEE and a CUBAN CIGAR ~ very evocative ~ THANKS B !

              • Claudelle DeLuna

                Thank you for your comment and sharing your own experience in Cuba! 😊
                P.S.
                About Trump closing the door between Miami and Havana, I don't want to think about😞
                Politics are a slippery slope. For that I thank my Grandpa.
                Blessings,
                :)



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