| WAVE | COOL| PREVENT | BRIGHT | WATCH | SANDRA

| WAVE | COOL| PREVENT | BRIGHT | WATCH |

 

SANDRA

 

She was our wave into the past.

Those cool facts she told us, gave us, reminded us

          how others came and went before us.

She could not prevent time itself from

          claiming her bright sunlight.

We could only watch her shine, and then

          she was gone.

 

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4 thoughts on “| WAVE | COOL| PREVENT | BRIGHT | WATCH | SANDRA

  1. It’s so nice that you were able to have this connection. My grandparents were gone before I reached my twenties. Before I knew the true significance of the font of information my father’s generation might provide, they were gone. My mother is gone as well, and just two of her siblings survive. Long distance connections can be hard to keep up, especially when they’ve been hundreds of miles away for most of my life. I should have tried harder, sooner.

    1. K.Riv. If you can tell me your grandparents’ names and when they were born and died and where they lived, I might be, even probably be able, to find out some other information. I am totally into genealogy and spend some time every day researching, often using what Sandy told us, and often going off on my own. I did not feel like putting any of that in the poem because it was about her and how I feel about her.

      1. My cousin has done extensive genealogy research on my mother’s side (even to the extent of changing his own last name to the pre-Anglicized name), while my son and a nephew are doing well on the other side of my tree. What I missed was the opportunity to hear the tales. When I think of my father’s few stories of his early youth, I wonder how much of it was romanticized due to the loss of his mother at an early age. Some of those details just don’t jive with what I learned later. His brother was a few miles away from me, yet close enough that I could have heard his version of those stories, but I never pursued that avenue.

  2. K.Riv. If you can tell me your grandparents’ names and when they were born and died and where they lived, I might be, even probably be able, to find out some other information. I am totally into genealogy and spend some time every day researching, often using what Sandy told us, and often going off on my own. I did not feel like putting any of that in the poem because it was about her and how I feel about her.

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