Heart of Gold

Not too many grandmas are

over a hundred years old.

Mine is. She was my mom's 

mom and has a heart of gold.

She grew up without electricity

Telling stories about the "olden days"

When her grandpa was in the civil war

and how to make certain things her way

As I always have, I like to sit 

and listen to her stories told

Of days gone by, of my family tree

of hardships and times she had to be bold

Life before my grandpa was rough


They enjoyed life on their farm

Six children to keep her busy

She'd make dinner and the family would swarm

A devout religious woman to this day

God's taken three of her children away

But I look to the heavens and I pray

Thank you Lord, please give us another day

She's lived a fulfilling life, so

with countless grand and great grandchildren

She is loved more than anyone knows!


  • Michael Edwards

    Just beautiful - can't say more.

    • Christina8

      Well thank you, very appreciated!

    • Augustus

      What a great source of history and enjoyment. Nicely done.

      • Christina8

        Thanks Augustus. Yes, she is wonderful! Thanks for your lovely compliment!

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        Thanks CHRIS ~ You should write that book ~ it would be a best seller ! Thanks for penning the poem ~ It paints a perfect picture of a very PERFECT LADY ! Hugs foryour GRANNIE (and you) ! Yours BRIAN

        • Christina8

          Thanks for the compliment. She's had a long life--sure would be enough material. Hugs back--Christina

        • WriteBeLight

          This poem is so purely evident from where you get the warm heart from Mom and Grandmom that you share here :) Very beautiful. I could see all the hustle and bustle of a happy family and great history.

          • Christina8

            Thanks so much WBL for your wonderful compliment. I appreciate it!

          • ron parrish aka wordman

            sweet tribute ,

            • Christina8

              Thanks so much wordman!

            • Fay Slimm.

              What a loving tribute to a wonderful lady - - your pride to have known such a find example shows through every line - God bless your long-lived Gran - - a delightful read.

              • Christina8

                Thank you so much Fay. I appreciate the compliment!

              • P.H.Rose

                Really beautiful
                Chrissy, I love
                This one...
                Love in every letter..

                • Christina8

                  I really appreciate that!! Thanks so much for reading!

                • My_Brain

                  Sounds like my family! Nice job in expressing the love! ~Bella

                  • Christina8

                    Thank you so much Bella! Very appreciated!

                  • janetaylor

                    a beautiful tribute to someone that no one can replace - beloved grandmothers! i agree with robert, "any work that congers feelings in another person, at least in my opinion, is indeed a work of art" and this poetry stirred many ancient memories for me. i wrote a song about our youth when we visited my grandma's house. nothing can replace those enchanting times. thank you for a beautiful ode to your grandmother.

                    • Christina8

                      Thank you so much for such a compliment! It's very much appreciated! I will be sure to check your work too!

                    • Neville

                      This is simply amazing & it seems to me your Grandma was too.. they just dont make them like that any more....


                      • Christina8

                        Well they made me! LOL Just kidding nev....Actually she just passed away last month at 103 yrs. Thanks for the kind review!

                        • Neville

                          I am sorry to hear that my friend... and true.. x

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