Spoken Word: Shattered Pen! (Tribute to Grandma J)

I was lost and confused
Now here I am, once again.

Do you know what it’s like
To write with a shattered pen?

I have so much to say
Yet nowhere to begin.

Beyond my family
You were like my best friend.

Heaven has gained a warrior
May your halo shine bright.

I’m gonna miss those summer days
When everything was all right.

You were always my cheerleader
There lifting me up.

Always commended my accomplishments
Tho to me, they weren’t much.

I’d give my last dime
To have dinner with you again.

And it’s so hard to write
With this shattered pen.

My ink has run dry
But the tears in my eyes.

Have watered my pen
And I continue to write.

You helped everyone
So many blessings you’ve given.

And it was all out of love
It was never for attention.

You fought with an iron fist
You fought to protect me.

You fought for the voiceless
You fought for the unhappy.

You fought for the poor
You fought for your friends.

Nobody really knew me
But you would always understand.

Now I must say goodbye until my book ends.

And I know the our paths will meet again.

Say hi to my loved ones and our family friends.

I did the best that I could
With this shattered pen.



  1. usfman · February 7, 2021

    Outstanding eulogy that should have been used at her passing ceremony.


  2. seekingdivineperspective · April 7, 2020

    Beautiful tribute to someone who was obviously a very special lady. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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