When did we forget

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Just a reminder of how wonderful our grandparents are.

I remember coming home from school and being swung into your arms.

I remember warm turkey sandwiches with Doritos and a glass of lemonade

I remember the stories you would tell, and the laughs and we shared.

But I hate to say, that as I got older, those memories began to fade.

The everyday visits suddenly stopped

And the conversations were a distance memory.

Silenced by the no longer ringing telephone.

When did I forget?

When did I forget that you mattered most?

When did I forget that you were waiting on me all this time?

When did I forget that you were there when no one was not?

I am sorry.

I am sorry I forgot.

I am sorry, I took you for granted

And now there is nothing I can do to fix it.

At least that is what I thought.

Just when I thought all was lost, there you were.

Waiting for me with a smile and change in your pocket.

Ready to give me those reassuring hugs

I am sorry, I let life get in the way. I am sorry I forgot about you. But this time I promise I will not.

This time, I will pick up the phone when you call.

This time ill be there for Sunday dinner

This time…

This...time…

This… time…I will not be gone forever.

 

 

 


Submitted: December 14, 2020

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