My Grammie

April is national poetry month! Time to get your pens (or your favorite writing instrument) and paper out and start penning some poems!

My love for poetry began in my ninth grade English class. One of my favorite poets was Emily Dickinson.  I loved reading poetry but even more so I loved to write it. I often used poetry as means to express myself especially in my teenage years when I felt  I had no other way to express my deepest thoughts and emotions without being judged or some type of negative reaction by those closest to me.  My first poetry book containing poems from this time period was just sent off to my editor for the first round of editing! It will be released later this year. You can read more about my published works here

In celebration of National Poetry Month, I would like to share a poem I wrote about my Grammie in 2005. My Grammie was always my best friend, and my protector and nurturer growing up. She was brave, courageous, funny, fun to be around, kind, compassionate, caring and just an overall amazing woman.  I have so many fond memories of Grammie that I keep close in my heart.  She inspired me and still inspires me to be the woman I am today. She will always be a part of me and for her I am very grateful and blessed. 

My Grandmother, Alice is a very special woman.

She perseveres through any travesty.

She never gives up.

She just keeps going with all that she’s got.

 

She’s so caring. So kind.

Someone you can confide in and know your secrets are safe.

She soothes with her words,

the warm embrace of her arms,

the softness of her voice.

 

She is a strong woman that never gives up hope,

that survives anything that comes her way.

My Grammie a woman made of steel.

Copyright Isabella Rose

My Grammie and Me 1999

My Grammie and Me circa 1999

Who is your favorite poet? A special person you would like to pen homage  too? What is your favorite type of poetry? Please leave a comment in the comment section down below.  I would love to hear from you.