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Meleza Jali ~ A Letter to my Grandfather

As we drove into Lady Frere
I felt you in the mellow breeze
The land stretched and all bare

I could only stare
When I felt my hand in yours squeeze
As we drove into Lady Frere

Life seemed so unfair
As for you I would beg and please
The land stretched and all bare

There was so much to share
The laughter and glee
As we drove into Lady Frere

But I have no more tears to spare
For I know your heart is at ease
As we drive out of Lady Frere
The land stretched and all bare


© Meleza Jali

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GRADE 9
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  1. This poem is so touching, Meleza, especially for those of us who have lost a beloved grandparent. Along with the true emotion of the piece, you have also written an amazing villanelle.

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