Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Memories Never Age

From the time she was a little sprout
She walked with a happy song
Old dirt roads were the common route
Where so many feet traveled upon

Walking hand and hand together
Her little grandma by her side
Eight short years seemed forever
A happy little girl with joy and pride

She came to learn so much more
As she listened along the way
Visiting many, walking to the store
Was the usual routine each day

Or sitting upon an old fence rail
Eating an apple under the tree
Grandma gathering apples in her apron tail
The taste of that apple, what a memory

Skipping along, looking for a pretty rock
Running through the creek, busting it wide
Hardly a shoe, never a sock
Stumping her toes, she never cried

Her mouth running ninety miles an hour
Asking questions, curious as could be
Grabbing a crabapple, oh how sour
Her grandma warned her aimlessly

Walking to church many a time
Decoration day was an annual event
Dinner on the ground, a sure fire sign
The whole day they rejoiced and spent

So proud of her pretty, little, church dress
Her mama made, especially for the day
And those pretty roses, were the best
Sitting on the graves in a big bouquet

Carrying that little doll her grandma gave
With piercing eyes, blue as the sky
The smallest things are worth the save
Worth more than money can buy

So many memories for a small girl
Tucked away of a few short years
Her grandma was short for this world
Golden memories wipe away the tears

In her mind, she’ll never lose sight
Of her grandma on that distant shore
Her voice she still hears each night
Go to sleep, tomorrow we’ll do even more

Today she smiles with a happy heart
Turning back time and each cherished page
She and her grandma will never part
Although she’s grown, memories never age

© Susie Swanson, 2018

Just a little update. Please continue to keep me in your prayers. I'm having a very hard time and trying to get the right dose of steroids daily in me. They may have to change them to another kind since these are not picking me up at all. This is the life of an Addison's Disease Patient. They're also running other tests to try and find out about my other glands also. I'm waiting on the results of a CT Scan to come back to see if my pituitary gland is damaged or if I might have Hypoptituitaryism which means my gland is not working at all. I'm trying to keep my spirits up and leaning more on God every day. I get out of breath easily when I walk to the restroom and very weak. God has a plan and I'm clinging to his promises. What I'd give to be able to go back to that little girl again that I've wrote about for so long but I cling to my memories more each day. Thanks so much for the prayers and I'm praying for you all as well. I miss visiting with you all and hopefully soon I can more often. May God Bless each one of you.


  1. This poem is lovely and means a lot to me, as I think of my grandmother and also of my granddaughters. It is sad that you are feeling so weak and the meds are not helping. I am praying for you this morning, and I hope you can share more poems with us soon. I have some neurological problems that prevent me from driving, and so I am not getting to keep my granddaughter who just turned 9, after school now, and that makes me very sad.

    1. Thank you Karen and for the prayers. I'm so sorry to hear about your health issues and will be praying for you as well.

  2. Susie, The way you loved and the way you remember your grandmother, is how I hope my grands do me. I hope they will recall their times with me as joyful ones. You are in my prayers daily and I will add extra prayers for you Susie. You are a loving wonderful person. May God bless you with improved health . love, xoxo, Susie

    1. Thank you Susie and for the prayers. God Bless you

  3. Sheri of 'Red Rose blog' asked me to let you know she is praying for you and reads your posts. Says she is not able to leave you a comment but wanted you to know how much she appreciates your blog.

    1. Thank you for telling me this Karen. I appreciate her blog as well.

  4. Sweet and lovely words in your poem, Susie. I have many wonderful memories of my grandmothers too. I so hope the doctors can get the right dosage and the right medicine for you. Keeping you in my prayers and wishing you God's blessings.

    1. Thank you Connie. I sure do love all of your poems as well. God's blessings on you as well.

  5. I said a prayer for you, Susie. I can comment today, but not always, and just wanted you to know that I visit often. I hope you feel better, dear friend.

    love, ~Sheri