Part of the Foundation Revisited

When a person’s origin is traced, you see the backbone
The reason behind his strength, the reason he is strong
7/31/39, a day where this strength started
3/1/07, was the day this strength parted
A loving grandmother, a great foundation
Emphasizing life, happiness, spirituality and mont

The centerpiece of a big family, one that she loved
Now she takes her rightful place, right above
Her spirit remains, through the lives she touched
To myself, I hope she knows she mattered so much
Grandma, you were my foundation, the origin of my focus
A real inspiration, without any hocus pocus
To realize that you are gone, ripped out a part of me
Knowing that your smile is one thing I will no longer see

And I visit this poem, and edit it after 6 years
And come to think about how many times I cried them tears
Because all I can see is your face, and I see who I am
And all I can do is sit here and love my fam
They always got my back, they always in my heart
I’m glad knowing you’re not here hasn’t torn us apart

67 years young, 67 years of dedication
20 years you were my grandma, always giving words of motivation
My heart goes out to you, thanking you for everything you done
And I thank God that you are always my grandma, because I’ll never stop being your grandson

RIP Grandma
Martha Rae Haynes
July 31, 1939 – March 1, 2007