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  • Writer's pictureLisa Rousseau

Chapter 1: Riddick is really my Dog and I love him more than anything!

The poem I wrote about my grandfather after he died.


If I could see you, I would tell you all the things I wanted to tell you before you were sullenly gone. I wanted to tell you that you meant so much to me, and that you were a part of me that would always stay, whether you were far away or near. I wanted to tell you that I cherished every joyful and tearful experience with you. I cherished you long stories of your past. I cherished your pictures of those of your children and parents. It's a world of laughter, a world of tears. It's a world of hopes and world of fears. I prayed that you would get better. I prayed that they could give you a second chance, but I didn't see that happen. When I realized this I discovered that without you in my life I would be a different person, my life would be different, and it would take a while to get used to you not being in my life. When you left I understood that God had laid a pat for you, and that you had to follow it but that meant that you had to leave my world. I didn't want you to leave, but when you did I knew that I would see you again, and that everything would be okay. I can't get over the fact that you will miss a lot of things in this life, but I will fill in the emptiness and sorrow with remembered joy, and the times that we spent together. The long days spent in the back yard playing bocce, or badminton, or just plain catch with Sammy, him chasing after the ball. We had many days when you picked carrots from the garden and washed them off for me. Your sense of humor had me in tears of laughter at times. All these many things and so much more I will remember, and these memories will help me thing of you and realize that it will be okay, and that nothing can change our friendship, not even you departing from my world.

Chapter 5: I really did own a 2002 Dodge Stratus, and I hated it...

Chapter 6: Helping Josie with the mural

When I find more of the photos I'm looking for I will share!


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