Another Year Gone By

Slept with that all too familiar hollow feeling
My eyes slowly opened with the knowing
That you are still not here
I tried not to cry because I knew
That as always, you’ll not approve
My heart so sore I tried not to show
I pushed through my activities today
With a smile and gratitude in my heart
I made a resolution to be
Strong, joyful, and happy
Laughing at my friends’ jokes
Making a few of mine
For what today really is
A day for me not to pine
But a day to rejoice
For all the love I found in you
My Gladdie Harbor.

I love you grandma. Sing on!