Saturday, August 6, 2011

Missing Annabelle


Annabelle, how I miss you!
My dearly adopted grandmother
Independent and stubborn like few
At ninety-four, there was no other

My dearly adopted grandmother
Cajun-born, spunky and wise
At ninety-four, there was no other
Your big glasses, your owl eyes

Cajun-born, spunky and wise
Joyfully you met each day ahead
Your big glasses, your owl eyes
Humbly requesting my banana bread

Joyfully you met each day ahead
Our time together I cherish
Humbly requesting my banana bread
Sweet aroma never will perish

Our time together I cherish
We sat and talked over coffee
Sweet aroma never will perish
Embedded in pain, eternally happy

We sat and talked over coffee
Lifelong stories one of a kind
Embedded in pain, eternally happy
Speaking freely your coon-ass mind

Lifelong stories one of a kind
Reflections of days that flew
Speaking freely your coon-ass mind
Annabelle, how I miss you!


@laurie kolp



Prompt inspiration: Poetry Jam

15 comments:

kaykuala said...

Appreciate very much the special treatment given to your poem. Beautiful piece. And at 94 she sure needs lots of tender care.

Mary said...

Beautiful elegy, Laurie. She sounds like a special person and a strong woman. Now, if only she had written some of her stories down!

Eva Gallant said...

Sounds like she was a character! Great tribute.

Brian Miller said...

this is a lovely tribute..imiss the stories of my grandparents...i lost all but one when i was young...my last grandmother though is a hoot...

Old Ollie said...

cool, I'm visiting my 89 year old grandmother...yours seems like an original...great piece

Daydreamertoo said...

What a lovely tribute to your wise and loving grandmother.
I too, lost all of my grandparents at a very young age but, it sounds as if your bond was very strond and she was a great influence in your life.
Lovely.

Mama Zen said...

Marvelous tribute!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wonderful tribute. Sounds like a lovely person!

Heaven said...

I would love to meet her...lovely tribute ~

Laurie Kolp said...

Thank you. Unfortunately she died October 20, 2009 =(

Debbie Dawnslight said...

What a beautiful portrayal of your grandmother, your relationship, you missing her... very beautiful.

Enchanted Oak said...

You use the form beautifully in this elegy for your grandmother. The lines of repetition are well chosen. I bet she's proud as punch of what you've done here.

Enchanted Oak said...

You use the form beautifully in this elegy for your grandmother. The lines of repetition are well chosen. I bet she's proud as punch of what you've done here.

Helen said...

Annabelle is blessed to have had you in her life ......

Cassiopeia Rises said...

How lovely this memory is. You are a lucky person to have known her.


Melanie