the world within me
Author: Ella

Chapter 127
My grandmother

My grandmother
Strong and unyielding
No one understood
The love behind the hand
The hurt behind the good

She went about her way
And different indeed was she
But I embraced the difference
It taught so much to me

To grow within her care
To leave the protected nest
And finally find that all I want
The nagging on to rest

She sang the song to me
The old rugged cross
Forever etched in my heart
Reasons for my midnight toss

Nightmares night after night
That we would be apart
And everything that made her cry
Just broke my weakening heart

Scribbles I canít decipher
But fear that boils within
That one day sheíd give way
And the devil would win

Yet strong she stood in Jesus
He never let her go
And taught her all the joy
Through the struggles she would know

On the verge of breaking
And still she loves one and all
To live the life of loving
To fulfil her lifelong call

Once I refused to embrace her
But now I wish for more
Yet what do I have to give
That she hasnít given me before

Grateful for such an amazing
A one of a kind grandmother
I will always love her
Every day she grows dearer

As time passes by quickly
And age catches on
I need to remember
The battle for us won

That fear may subside
That I may learn to love
And keep her discipline
Granted by grace from above


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