Day 7 – A-Z Blog Challenge – G


g-1015535_1280G – Grandad’s Garden 

Grandad’s Garden was my winning poem in the student category with Brighton and Hove Arts Council in 2017. Grandad’s Garden was published on the BHAC website and later on OAPSchat website.



Grandad’s Garden

I turn the cone upside down,
it changes to a flower,
like the dahlias
in Grandad’s garden
where creepy earwigs
hide inside.

I paint my pinecone fiery orange,
use a green-striped straw for the stem,

wrap it in mistletoe paper,
place it under the tree
as a special present
for Mummy
on Christmas Day,

to make her smile,
cos she cries in bed, every night,
since Grandad died.


4 thoughts on “Day 7 – A-Z Blog Challenge – G

  1. Anita April 7, 2018 / 2:19 pm

    Beautiful and emotive. Love this poem, it deserved to win.


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