A Grandmother's Advice

By SweetEvilness93

She grew up in a different time,
A time much different from mine,
Where children could play outside,
And wander unsupervised,
When young women were married,
And instead of having a free time,
They had lots of children and raised a family,
Tried to do everything right,
Houses were heated by fire wood,
And water was drawn from wells,
More often than not,
The winters were cold as hell,
Things were more affordable,
But jobs payed a lot less,
One thing was for sure,
There was a lot more stress,

She often had opinions,
About my life,
And she voiced them,
Whenever I'd listen,
To her words of advice,

"Don't grow up too fast,
Do your best to make,
Your life go by slow,
Make it last,

Be sure to stay in school,
Everyone has their talents,
Work on yours,
Whatever it may be,
And you'll be happy,
Your life will have a little less misery,

Don't worry about boys,
When the time is right,
You'll find the one,
Then you will want to settle down,
And then the children will come,

There will be hard times,
This you already know,
But just remember,
It has to storm before a rainbow,
Just like life has to get tough,
Before it works a miracle,"

People say wisdom comes with age,
And that I now know to be true,
Becuase you need to have experience,
To help others with,
What you've already been through,

Now that I look back,
On her words of advice,
I wish she were still here,
So I could tell her,
She was more than right,

Unauthorized Copying Is Prohibited. Ask the author first.
Copyright 2012 SweetEvilness93
Published on Monday, April 2, 2012.     Filed under: "Personal" and "Poetry"


Contest winner 
Log In or Join (free) to see the special features here.

Comments on "A Grandmother's Advice"

Log in to post comments.
  • A former member wrote: Gave me chills. Beautiful. God bless you. :) I've never seen my Grandma so I'll take my advice from here. Thank you!

  • Nehema On Monday, April 2, 2012, Nehema (986)By person wrote:

    We all have people we have loved and lost, so the theme is good to capture a large audience. I like that it's not campy and not like a nursery rhyme. Scholar

  • dwells On Monday, April 2, 2012, dwells (4513)By person wrote:

    This brought a tear and I'm sure that she is looking down now and watching over you with a big smile, cheers.

  • Star On Monday, April 2, 2012, Star (1016)By person wrote:

    my gram is right about most things as well, she also tells me that wisdom comes with age. good write tho :)

Contribution Level

SweetEvilness93's Favorite Poets
SweetEvilness93's Favorite Works
Share/Save This Post

Join DarkPoetry Join to get a profile like this for yourself. It's quick and free.

How to Criticize Without Causing Offense
© 1998-2019 DarkPoetry LLC
[Join (free)]    [More Poetry]    [Get Help]    [Our Poets]    [Read Poems]    [Terms & Privacy]