at a family gathering

not my family

i watch across the room

as a grandfather 


and his young granddaughter

have a talk

she is sipping cocoa


this reunion will be their last

he will be gone

before the next   she is sweet

and she is innocent


she will miss him   but not yet  

for he is here 

the grandpa she loves   and always will

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Written on 2017-07-21 at 18:18

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
So sad. So poetic.

Poignant and potent. And true.

That snapshot of life, two lives, one lived, one yet to live, yet linked. A lovely moment for them both and the observer.

Kathy Lockhart
Like the pebble in the pond, there are waves in my mind created from this scene of past, present, and future all washing over me, reminding me of my own mortality and immortality through my connections to those I love and cherish and who love and cherish me. Sad yet sweet. The beauty of life lived loved and loving.

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo, OTP! she will be seen chortling, with her grandpa. Only she will see him, her invisible grandpa,visabnle only to the granddaughter.

A deep truth here. The granddaughter doesn't know about death, but the grandfather is saying good bye. So sad, and so human. Very nice flow. Made me sad. :(