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A Special Poem: Our Grandparents

By Cyeal Philomena Braganza

Be it from Mummy’s side or Daddy’s side,

Grandparents are a blessing, on journey’s every ride.

When at birth of their Grandchild, its joy that fills their eyes,

And they soon get worried and upset at the slightest of that child’s cries. 

From all the bed-time stories by Grandma,

To the learning of mannerisms from Grandpa.

Going through all of this throughout the years,

It all felt so loving and helped drive away our fears.

And taking our result, we run back home like racers in a race,

Wanting to soon see the smiles at home, often increase our pace.

After giving it in Grandpa’s hand, we get a pat on our back,

And Grandma lovingly treats us to our favorite dish or snack.

After SSC, and HSC and finally when Graduation’s done,

Seeing their graduate grandchild, makes them proud; a million ton.

And every day, “A good job, you may get”, is what they pray,

And that you may work hard and succeed, with every passing day.

And marriage is the next thought, once a career is set,

And Grandpa and Grandma look into every tiny detail they get.

That’s what a treasure they are, by God from above,

A blessing, a gift, its God’s way of showing his love.

Cyeal Philomena Braganza imageCyeal Philomena BraganzaGraduated in computer-science from Wilson College and is currently working in Capgemini, India.

My Poem on “Our Grandparents” is all about the moments I shared and the wonderful experiences I’ve had with my Grandparents, they being my greatest inspiration.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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