Golda C NjiribeakoAlexander

Rookie (18th JAN / Warri/Delta State/Nigeria)

Thinking Of You - Poem by Golda C NjiribeakoAlexander

Your face illuminates my imagination as I look at your picture
Smiling tenderly at me as though you were here with me
Memories of gone by years when I was but a child
Climbing up your lap to have your reassuring arms around me
And have you whisper tender words of admonition to my ear

I recall with a smile sneaking into your apartment from school
Where I would be nourished by you with a hot delicious meal
Even when mother furiously scolded you for spoiling me
You never ceased to improvise clever ways to make her bend
Yet despite all the pampering, you ensured I become a worthy child

The love of my parents is grand, but grander was my grandma's
She taught me to say my Rosary and The prayer of Our Lord
Made me know how to say my 'Angelus' right, grandma did
Showed me how to sit right, 'like a little miss, ' she always said
But above all things, she showered me with unconditional love

Half a decade ago, she left in her sleep, not a word exchanged
Many thoughts battling within, I live with dismay at my lose
On my scrap book you pose as my cover page model
I hold back the tears that threaten to slip down my face
As I reminisce on the fun and joy we both shared

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 24, 2011

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