My Grandpa

This is a poem I wrote for my grandpa who died (Harry Cooper), but it can apply to any lost loved one.

I love grandpa
We all do
We can cry for him
But we shall not
Die for him
He would want us
To be strong
To remember him
To carry on his legacy
To keep living
He would not want us
To remain in the past
Because one day
We will see him
Again in
Heaven

We will rejoice
And cry
And make up lost years
We will be happy

For me,
I will not only
See him,
I will see my
Summer sunshine
And all my
Other grandparents
That have left
Our world
And others that have
Not gone yet
And won’t for many
Years

Be strong
Today
We did not want this
To happen
But it did
Now we must
Embrace it
We must remember the past
Tend to the future
Yet live in the present

Surprises get in our way
Good or bad
But we cannot
Let them
Control us
We are strong
We love him
Yet we are still strong
We are a family.

Riley

Goodbye Giant

We lost a friend. On the same day The Bear appeared, our friend Giant was laid to rest. He was a great dog, always had a smile and a wag of his tail whenever he saw you. He was mischievous and like to take off when he could, but who wouldn’t? He loved his walks on the golf course and going for rides in the truck. Giant was not allowed outside of the kitchen but mysteriously the leather couch always had an indention in the seat coushion in the morning. Although his passing is sad, we celebrate his life and the joy and comfort our favorite pets bring to our lives.

You can see photos of Giant in our gallery.