Super Gran



The door to the cottage
was open when I got there.
Gran was sat in her usual
chair.
C'mon in, ' Get your self sat
down,' she said.
There was a roaring open fire,
a range, that had a side oven.
I could smell the delightful homely
aroma of fresh baked bread.

Gran said, ' I thought you would
come to visit me,'
so i've baked a little something
for our tea.

My mouth began to water.
Gran, had her favourites and
I was one of them.
After all, I was her grand-daughter.

I helped gran set the table and
my, what a spread of home cooked
fayre.
For just the two us, far too much.
Of course, I did not say anything.
I didn't dare.

Gran and I liked our little chin wags,
nice and cosy,
comfortable and very homely,
sat in a fire-side chair.

Gran was such a loving kindly
person,
not an un-kind word did she
utter.
An organized and tidy person,
the cottage was spick and span,
simple comforts and free from
clutter.

I stayed a few hours,
listening to grans' stories
reminiscing of by-gone times,
poetry she had written
and short rhymes.

It was time to leave.
I hate goodbyes !
Leaving gran alone.
We both hugged one
another, with a loving kiss,
to visit another day.
I left, both with tears,
welling up in our eyes.
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Submitted by victor_j on October 12, 2012

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XAXAXBCDEB XEFE CGXC GXAXFA XEEA EDECDXXC XXHDH XIXDXXXI
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 1,156
Words 233
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 10, 4, 4, 6, 4, 8, 5, 8

Victor Gatenby

My name is Victor John Gatenby, born in 1958 and native of North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. I am a researcher of genealogy and started to write poetry in 2002, after retiring from public service. Having a creative and compassionate mind, for helping people, that is in my scope to do, I find that by writing poetry, not only expresses my life thoughts, but I feel, gives meaning and inspiration to others. Whether it be fictional or based on fact, the poetry I write will always be read differently and have a differing meaning from one person to the next. My aim is to give a pleasure to the reader without the poetry being too complex or deep, so as not to be understood or enjoyed. Much of my poetry is based upon life events and perceptions. I find that works well and I can draw upon my own experiences, to put into poetry, a literary art form.Those that read my poetry, I hope gain something from it and enjoy reading the same. At the same time, I am committed to contributing to Poetry.com and it's community, by reading the work of other's and appropriately recording constructive criticism and rating work, without prejudice. I expect my work to be critiqued also with respect and common sense. I have a zero tolerant attitude towards any inappropriate work, words, remarks etc.V J Gatenby (Author) more…

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