Grandma’s Letter


https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/buff/

 

While cleaning up an old Almirah,

My hands sensed something rough;

Peered in, took it out,

it was an envelope.


Buff in colour, dog-eared,

It looked quite worn out;

Opened it carefully lest it tore,

But the paper was quite stout.


Inside was a letter,

written by you, Grandmother;

Your beautiful cursive writing

Unlike any other!


It was addressed to my father,

telling him to take care;

Study well, eat proper food,

all the regular motherly fare!


It was written thirty years ago,

I wish I’d found it earlier;

We would’ve read it out to Father,

Grandma,

Making him all the more surlier!


But you’re here no more, Grandma,

You’re somewhere up in the sky;

But I’m glad to have found a new memory 

to remember you by.


I’ll put this letter in a glass frame

and buff it till it gleams,

And I’ll make sure father reads it,

whenever upset he seems!



                  -Ginger tea fanatic