Stephanie Silva


Everyday that I see you
Sitting all alone,
My mind flashes back to
Everything you had known.

Sometimes you smile at me.
Other times you just stare.
Because of this I see
That you’re not always there.

At times we would play softball,
In go-fish you’d steal my best card.
But now that I’m big and tall
For you to talk is so hard.

I knew nothing from which you’d cower,
But sitting in that chair you stay.
It seems like for infinite hours,
That is where I find you, day after day.

You would make turkey every Thanksgiving
And cookies for Christmas Eve.
But a holiday without you is never fulfilling,                 
Or maybe just something I don’t want to believe

For 16 years you’ve known me.
You’ve given me 16 years of love.
I keep my memories tight with a lock and key.
Safer than god’s most precious dove.

You’ll make me any dish,
And give me anything you can.
Grandma, the only thing I wish
Is that you’d remember who I am.


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