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Poem - Time is ticking away












I’m of an age where time is ticking away

I count down every hour and every day

I haven’t seen my grandchild in the past few years

Reminiscing memories are drenched in tears

My broken heart, filled with dismay


I hear the call of grandma in the busy shops

My heart skips a beat and almost stops

I turn around hoping to see my little one

To just see unknown faces, away they run

Feel stabbing pain as my heart drops


Why am I being punished for something I didn’t do

My grandchild has fallen victim to their parent’s separation too

My home is full of love and joy

A neutral safe haven they could enjoy

To be able to escape the chaos, if they want to


Will they forget me, as I never will

I wish that time could just stand still

To never see them again fuels my fears

Yearning to turn back the years

To hold them again, where my heart could refill


I hold onto hope until the day I die

My bond to my grandchild is an unbreakable tie

I loved them then, I love them now

Oh, to see them again, but I don’t know how

Maybe tomorrow, or maybe nigh


Author - Cheryl Duffy

Divorce Coach, Mediator & Author


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