I don't know when it happened. I don't know when she came, But, she's the one I always knew, Grandma was her name.
She taught me how to tie my shoes. She taught me how to talk. And, though I can't remember, I think she taught me how to walk.
When all the other kids in school Would talk about Mom and Dad, I wondered where my parents were, That made me kinda' sad.
And, sometimes there were days I'd cry Or hide my head in shame. But Grandma took it all in stride, And loved me all the same.
She'd wrap her arms around me, And kiss me on the head. She'd tell me that she loved me When she tucked me into bed.
Being a teen, I remember the days When being with friends was more fun. And I wondered what it would have been like To actually be someone's son.
To have a regular family Some siblings, a mom, and a dad, What had I done to deserve less than others? Sometimes I felt so mad.
'It's alright, it's okay,' Grandma would say, 'One day you'll understand why, Life just isn't fair to everyone you see. It's always okay to cry.'
And when I went off to college, I met the love of my life. It was Grandma who was the first I told That I planned to make her my wife.
Soon after I'd become a father, For that I could hardly wait. To have a child of my very own, And, to make my Grandma a 'Great'.
A little girl to share her name, For all that she'd given me. So much I owed to Grandma, That was plain to see.
As time passed and life grew short I hoped my Grandma knew That it was her love and her support That always got me through.
If I could tell her one more thing 'Thanks Grandma', is what I 'd say For loving me and making me, The man I am today.
November 6, 2004
- by Jeni Dawn58
My Dearest Sister, This journey has been long. This experience like a favorite song. Dreams realized and not abandoned, Wishes finally granted. My imaginary friend now has a name, a face, embodiment I now can claim. I am yours and you are mine, My sister forever, no longer undefined. This journey has indeed been long, and now we know that what was wrong; was just the timing in our past, and now the clock can be still as last. Long enough for us to embrace, the promises of tomorrow and what we'll face. I envision a reunion, happy not sad, in which we're altogether, now that would be Rad! Love from your 'Little sister.' - Jeni Dawn
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