Biography of Patricia Grantham
I have been writing poetry for over twenty years now. This collection of poems hopefully will inspire, encourage or uplift someone in their daily walk with life and that you will have an enriching and rewarding experience after reading them. I have also written poetry locally for family and friends. A poem titled A Land So Fair and Heaven Sent was printed on obituaries. Another titled " My Quiet Corner" was posted in a local newspaper over fifteen years ago and was also selected to appear in a Mirrors of The Soul edition with the Modern Poetry Society in 1995. Numerous poems have also been recited at family reunions, other social gatherings and at worship services. Additional poems titled A Faithful Friend(chosen twice) , If I Could Fly and No Room For Hate(which was also chosen as an International poem) were named as Poems of the Day.
Another poem titled " Stay in School" was printed in a
class reunion booklet.
Philosophies in life are: Love of God, Fellowman and Preservation of Family. Hobbies are reading, listening to music, singing, writing lyrics for music, spending time with family & friends and taking long walks.
Special interests are: tutoring, mentoring, motivator, volunteering and by all means writing poetry and short essays.
Many heartfelt thanks to all of you for taking time out of your busy schedules to read some of my works.
Patricia Grantham Poems
A Faithful Friend
How many of you can find a faithful friend? That will stick close by you unto the very end When trouble comes they will never forsake Always ready to give more than they will take
No Room For Hate
I went to a house and walked up to the gate A man came outside and his name was called Hate He asked me a question would you like to come in? I then thought for a moment hate is no kin
If I Could Fly
If I could fly high in the air like the birds up above Then seek out any person that doesn't know how to love Looking down upon the earth and seeing all of its glory Take to the sky like the morning dove and tell the all time story
Watching all of the sweet smiles on a loved ones face Running around the race track and keeping up the pace Touching the dew drops glistening on the wet ground Going out to dinner then stepping out on the town
An Angel Just For Me
As I was walking through the woods on a warm Summer day Then saw an Angel up ahead as I went along my way My reaction to this Angel was not borne out of fear I began to speak softly for I knew that she could hear
On A Mission
He woke me up this morning To see a brand new day So grateful for His mercy I then knelt down to pray
Lifes Curve Balls
As we go through this journey called life We're thrown many curve balls along the way We can either catch them or let them fall You may run fast, slow or even not at all
Life Is Short
Live the life you love Love the life you live For it is very short And can never be bought
You woke up this morning To see the bright sunshine You had food on your table Was in your right mind
Love has cast a spell on me Drowning in its deep blue sea Mesmerized by a love so true Fresh and sweet as the morning dew
The Family Tree
A tiny seed is sown with care into the fertile ground Then a small tree pops out slowly from its earthly mound With care it is nurtured by the life giving soil and air The branches then began to reach as if to someone near
Dear Old Dad
You were the kind of daddy that nurtured us to grow We were taught early in life you reap just what you sow Hard work you would always say never killed anyone You rose early and toiled all day til the setting of the sun
A Member To Remember
May never get to see your face Will love you ever just in case Visits to PH as a big family A Poet member we will always be
Spreading The Fire
Spreading of secrets all around town Will not build up can only tear down Striking of words with such heavy blows When someone gets hit everybody knows
Into each of our lives a little tear must fall
This is a gift from God that is common to all
It cleanses the wounds of the troubled soul
When the burdens of life has taken its toll
If you have never had to shed a single tear
Then the beating heart will be hard to bear
The troubles of life brings on constant care
Remember theres a God who is always near