Patricia Grantham

(May 27,1952 / Moncks Corner, South Carolina)

A Family Reunion

The family all gathered around the heavy ladened table
Their hands clasped together with heads bowed down low
Giving their many thanks for another chance to be able
To receive all the blessings that the Father would bestow

Many tasty home made dishes were passed from hand to hand
Sounds of laughter coming from every woman, child and man
Conversations around the table would never seem to end
Others wondering when they'll ever see each other again

Children running to and fro in each and every directions
Everyone showing lots of love and many unbridled affections
Families coming together in a great display of much unity
Allowing others to see how a family should really ought to be

The time has been much well spent and now it is time to part
Seeing loved ones once again had really touched their heart
Goodbyes and farewells were one of the hardest things to do
Looking forward to another reunion and another new year too

Submitted: Friday, January 17, 2014
Edited: Friday, January 31, 2014

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  • Rookie - 41 Points Meena Mustafa (3/1/2014 3:56:00 PM)

    Awww so sweet :) to have a family is a blessing and to have reunions a plus :) thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,519 Points Lyn Paul (3/1/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful write Patricia, reminding of good times. Thank you, one to save (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 319 Points Om Chawla (1/30/2014 9:41:00 PM)

    A truly lovely poem on family reunion filled with happiness and oneness that it generates, providing merriment to young ones and impending separation with a hope of reunion in not too distant future. A truly enjoyable read. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,474 Points Tirupathi Chandrupatla (1/24/2014 7:28:00 AM)

    Family gatherings, alumni meetings, gathering of friends fill happiness in our lives. Everyone feels that the gathering should go on and on. Beautiful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,231 Points Amitava Sur (1/19/2014 10:27:00 AM)

    It reminds me of my left out lovely early days in my boyhood when we were united in every festivity (say new year, marriage, first rice, or Durga Puja) . I'm born & brought up in a joint family, it reminds me of those large no of relatives, those exchange of good wishes, we the kids' running around with fun & frolics that warmth..... reminds me those good old days, getting nostalgic......this lovely detailing touches heart. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,587 Points Valsa George (1/18/2014 10:55:00 PM)

    Family reunions are always occasions eagerly looked forward to. When dear ones gather together under one roof after a period of time...what an excitement.... what all hot news to share... how much to remember and recollect from the past... how much to plan for the future...! Every one irrespective of age engage in lively talks and merry making! When I read this beautiful poem of yours, I am reminded of a great family get together when my mother was alive and we gathered together to celebrate her 85th birthday! !

    Thanks Pat for all the pleasant memories, this poem evoked! ! (Report) Reply

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