Marie WardAlonge

It Was Love

I found a love.
It was an unconditional love.
It was a love you gave me.

You nourished me.
When I needed food, I never went hungry.
When I would cry, you wanted me to be strong.
However, you comforted me.

When I was sick, you watched over me.
You cared for me.
Most of the clothes I had, they were sewn from your loving hands.
You raised me. You raised my brother.
You taught us about God.
I am forever grateful.

From a confused child, my spirit was calmed.
When you were upset with me,
Most of the times, you talked to me.
I was comfortable in your presence.
I didn't feel harmed.
The day came and you set me free.

You were my heart.
I wanted to stay close.
You knew you had to let me go.
In the world, away from your guidance, I made mistakes.
There were times I could not sleep.
I was restless.
I called you.

You were my toughest critic.
Still, you encouraged me not to accept defeat.
I knew from our talks it was a better path you wanted me to seek.
I had strayed.
I remembered your teachings.
I kept my Bible near and I prayed.
I am still praying.

Grandmother, in life I could not give you everything.
(But) you were everything in this world to me.
If you look down from heaven, I hope a smile come to your face.
See your family and friends gather.
We are here to remember your loving grace.

As you watch from above,
You will see the many tears flow.
We know we have to let you go.
What you gave us.
Grandmother, we knew it was love.

Topic(s) of this poem: unconditional

Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 5, 2011
Poem Edited: Saturday, December 3, 2016

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Comments about It Was Love by Marie WardAlonge

  • Lillie Ward (11/5/2011 1:42:00 PM)

    Yes, our grandma had more love than a crew of people. I am glad I married your brother and he gave her to me. She was not my in-law she was real - in my heart. I never knew love like hers and I will be forever grateful for the day (May 2,1990) when she entered my life. I enjoyed that poem Marie and I pray there are many more to come.

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