My Super Woman- Grandma Dee

posted by Geo Friend-Lee on February 16, 2016

The phone rings and my heart stops,
I see the caller I’d, then my heart races,
I pick up the phone and it’s Doctor Mason,
He asks to speak to my grandmother,
Since its been a week full of bad clues,
Deep down I just knew,
It would be bad news,
So, I passed her the phone and walked in the bathroom,
I got on my knees and prayed,
I prayed for my mother to be in a better place,
A place where she is no longer suffering and fighting,
I prayed for the strength to deal with my mother dying,
Then I heard my grandmother crying,
I walked out of the bathroom and we held each other tight,
She looked in my eyes and said “by the grace of god everything will be alright”,
For the rest of my life,
I remembered this night,
The night my grandmother lost her only daughter,
The night my brother and I lost our mother,
The unforgettable moment,
When my grandmother,
Revealed her cape and became my super woman, (short pause),
I could have been in a foster home all alone,
I could have been in the streets and trains begging for change,
I could have been on the corner trying to become a hustler,
Instead,
I was at home with my grandmother,
Helping me get through every situation in my life,
pushing me to always give it my all,
When I started to slack,
and fell off my path,
she always made sure,
I got back on the right track,
then I gave more,
She taught me about sacrifice, and above all,
She taught me to dream big, and work hard,
So when I look in her eyes, I see the sky,
I see no limits, I see the women that raised me,
a single grandmother who taught me how to be a man,
The remarkable woman that saved me.

Geo Friend-Lee About Geo Friend-Lee
Geo Friend-Lee
Environmentalist/Journalist/Poet/Educator/Social Entrepreneur.

Geo Friend-Lee About Geo Friend-Lee
Geo Friend-Lee Environmentalist/Journalist/Poet/Educator/Social Entrepreneur.