Legend Poem by emebet mesfin

Legend

Rating: 5.0


grandma, your absence left such void in my heart
past the barking dogs we stepped into the yard
saw your hut you used to sit at a spot knees bent
missed your presence in everything, Abayeto, grand
kept hearing distinct voice whenever you converse
unhurried taking time to speak reflective solemn
acknowledging each one gifting name which befits
adults children surround basking in expansive wisdom
composed at peace remarkable aura of you shine
showering words of gratitude as you put incense on fire
thankfulness expressed eulogizing ancestors long gone
past and present blend listening to you, the mediator
deserved rest no doubt left memories which distinguish
treasures you possess naturally life lessons to cherish

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Grandma Abaye departed at the beginning of this Ethiopian year. I missed seeing her when we went on a visit. In everything, I found her remarkable presence. Uncle Gulume, her son, does have qualities of grandma and grandpa. Blessings.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
fatemeh zolfagharian 18 July 2022

I missed my grandmother, thanks for sharing this emotional poem.

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Good. Memories need to be treasured.

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emebet mesfin 14 May 2021

thank you

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Stephen Harris 14 May 2021

Lovely imagery that allowed me to step into the world of your Grandma momentarily : ) thank you

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