General Poetry posted December 4, 2017


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Pix This Challenge Group: 12.04.2017

Grandma's Lap

by Jacqueline M Franklin



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…‘Pix This Challenge Group’...
Freestyle w/no ‘intentional’ rhyme, meter or form.
 

Just a feel-good poem for the season about my childhood
and of course, my dear ‘Grandma’s Lap’.

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‘Grandma’s Lap’
 
 
 
I
have
always been
told the secret to
one’s contentment
comes from within
and I suppose in
 some cases
it’s true
yet
 mine has
and will always be
those sweet memories
 I cherish from deep within
when I recall in my heart
the immeasurable times
I got hugs and kisses
 whenever I sat
on

my dear
‘Grandma’s Lap’


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When our Christmas stockings
were hung with great care
we’d rock in that old
rocking chair
talk about
nothing
at all
as I
 sat
on

my dear
‘Grandma’s lap’


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Of all the toys I ever
 processed back then
that easy bake oven
and Barbie doll too
held no competition
 when she baked her
prizewinning treats
for the ole county fair
and then we would indulge
in those scrumptious delights
whenever I sat on

my dear
‘Grandma’s Lap


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I
must
confess
it’s during
those times
I miss her most
 wish I could glimpse
her sweet smile once more
 happiness anew floods my heart
even though I smile and shed a tear
all I have to do is remember in mind’s eye
 Christmas’ from long ago with Grandpa in his chair
 drinking piping hot chocolate topped with marshmallows
and stringing popcorn to put around the ole Christmas tree
while snuggling in to watch television every Saturday night
but we had to be quiet so we wouldn’t miss one single thing
—on—
‘Lawrence Welk’
‘Ed Sullivan’ and
Roller Derby too
where I would
savor the time  
whenever I sat
on

my dear
‘Grandma’s Lap’  

 

 
‘Merry Christmas’ everybody'
and a loving and prosperous ‘Happy New Year’, too.


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 Dedicated to Grandpa & Grandma High
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Thanks to … YouTube
‘It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You)'
Elvis Presley

 

©Copyright ‘2017’ LOC
Jacqueline M Franklin


Recognized


= Elvis Presley =^= It Won't Seem Like Christmas (Without You)
=POEM: Grandma's Lap




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