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My grandmother, Martha Jessie Legge, passed away in 1997 at the age of 97 years. I deeply love and miss her. Not a day goes by that I do not think about her. I wrote this poem for Nan Legge.

So Long For Now

You look so peaceful lying there
With your hands folded upon your chest.
You look like you are sleeping
But you are at eternal rest.
So Long For Now.

Not a hair out of place,
Your make-up nicely done,
A beautiful smile upon your lips -
For now you are with Absalom.
When someone special passes on
It does not mean they are gone,
Though they are no longer with us
Their memory still lives on.
It hurts so much to lose a friend -
Especially one that is trustworthy and kind.
Nan Legge, you were that special friend,
A rare and special find.
Nan Legge, you will always be with me
In spirit and in mind.
You will always have a special place in my heart
Forever until the end of time.
Nan Legge, I will not say "Good-bye".
This is not the end.
So I will just say, "So long..."
Until we meet again.
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57 Visitor Comments

kanya
I AM 13 YEARS OLD I CRYED AT THIS POEM I KNOW ABOUT DEATH PEOPLE THINK I DONT KNOW ABOUT IT I DOI LOSED A LOT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO. I HAVE TO SAY WOW YOUR MOM IS GOOD
Emma
As we near the one year mark of my friend and sister-in-law death, "So Long for Now" touched my sinew in the deepest possible way. Ms. Legge said everything I would like to say and think about deceased love ones. Thanks to the author for capturing everything I want to say.
HEATHER
VERY GOOD POEM I JUST LOVE READING IT, MY GRANDMA DIED ON CHRISTMAS IN 2005 AND SOMEHOW THIS IS JUST LIKE THE RIGHT POEM FOR THIS.
yasmen
hello, i loved this poem because my Nan passed away last night {9. 2. 07} and i was pleased that you wrote this poem in my eyes it is for my Nan.
simon
hi this poem is the nicest poem i have ever read my nan who was 97 passed away on mon 16th jan after a short illness i loved her so much am not sure if am going to be able to say this poem at the funeral but i will give it a good go thanks so much
monique
i loved your poem it was so cool and sad
lil
this poam is really good i can relate as i lost 2 of me grandpearents in a month i tell you it is so hard and im still looking for reinsurense that they are looking for me i liked this poam coz it actually gives some feelings anyway good poam
nicky
i wanted some ideas of how to wrie a poem about my nan i lost, you poem waS SO TOUCHING THANK YOU
dee
this poem touched me as my nan passed away this weekend and all that you said is how I would write about my nan. Thanks
Hailey
Yvonne, I just lost my grandmother on Friday morning. It was hard sitting by her bedside waiting, but reading other poems and thoughts by others helped me get through a lonely time. Your poem was touching and I feel like you understood death
Doniqua
That poem is so touching cause my grandmother is 74 and she has sarted having problems colin cancer almost went blind it is just so touching and i respect you for writing that poem it touched me in so many ways just keep up the good work and i would like to hear another poem from you soon!
Tiffany
When I read this, it made me think about my best friend who I loved very deeply. She left us early this month. She was very sick anyway and was so tired of being sick. I didn't want to let her go but the only way I have made it is to say SO LONG FOR NOW. I will see her again. This poem really helped me thru a VERY hard time in my life losing my best friend. So thank you for helping me with healing. Thru your poem I was able to heal knowing I'll see her again
HAYLEY
My nan has passed away and that poem remined me of her so much. I loved it Thankyou for writting tht poem
Tiffany
I like your pome.
Gina
thnaks so much for shearing about your Gradmaother I just lost mine and had not accepted the fact she was not comming back but in a happer place and still with me, I loved your poem. I know they never leave us , and now both my grand parents are togther for ever, and always with me, so thanks, it touched me so deeply. Take care , Sinerly Gina
Jennifer
I really liked this poem, I just lost a friend who was like a brother to me and the god-father of my daughter. Your words are wise and true. Great JOB
Kara
I love this poem and know that losing your grandparents is hard.
jacqueline
all i can say is this is really a great poem. cos it really touches my heart. i've lost my grandma a few years ago. and till today. i still love and miss her so.
Janelle
That was an awesome poem. Im from Trico High and we just recently lost a great person named Courtney. That poem will somehow set some of us at ease with her gone. Thank you for that poem it was great.
jenny
this was beautiful
KIMBERLY
I LOSSED MY GRANDMOTHER TOO AND THIS POEMS SAYS ALL THE THINGS I WISH I COULD HAVE SAID TO HER BEFORE WE SAID GOOD-BYE FOREVER BUT NOW THIS POEM MAKES ME THINK OF HOW EVERY TIME WE ENTERED HER ROOM SHE WOULD HAVE A SMILE ON HER FACE AND WHEN WE LEFT IF YOU ASKED HER FOR A SMILE SHE WOULD GIVE YOU ONE RIGHT UP UNTIL GOOD-BYE FOREVER. FROM KIM. PS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Rhonda
i love this poem. my grandmother just died.
Jo
This poem really touched my heart because i just lossed my grandpa not to long ago and i miss him so much.
LORI
I LOST MY GRANDMA THREE DAYS AGO AND I AM SO HEART BROKEN. I CANNOT PUT INTO WORDS WHAT SHE MEANS TO ME. SHE WAS NOT JUST MY GRANDMA SHE WAS MY FRIEND! I AM GOING TO SPEAK AT HER FUNERAL TOMORROW AND YOUR POEM HAS HELPED ME DECIDE WHAT I WANT TO SAY. YOUR POEM SAYS EVERYTHING I FEEL. SHE WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN MY HEART AND I WILL BE WITH HER AGAIN.
Lakeisha
I think that this poem was very sweet. It touched my heart because I lost my grandma a year ago, and I truly miss her. What I like about this poem is the title "So Long For Now". I like that because it lets you know that you will not be away from your loved ones for a long time, you're just giving them a chance to be with God before you come. Eventually we will meet again. I just want to compliment you on a great job.
coral
i lost my nana b 2 days ago,im finding it very hard to cope with that,but after reading,your beautful poem, and a few more tears. it has helped me heaps unreal job well done. [my nana bowser may1921 to nov2004]
Anthony
My nan died today 12/09/04 this poem is very comforting and has put a smile on my face. Anthony.
Alice
I just lost my grandmother and the pain is unbearable, she was a very special lady, she was soft and gentle to everyone that she met. When I read this poem, it is exactly what i am going through and I await for the day to be re-united with both of my grandomthers.
gracie
today my grandma died of liver cancer. shes been planning her funeral for some time and she requested that i write a poem and read it at her funeral. im ususally very good at writing poems but this was the hardest thing i ever had to do. i have written many poems but this is the best one i have come across. i hope to use this poem at her funeral but i am a little disappointeed in myself that i couldnt write my own. thank you for giving me the help i needed and im sorry to hear you lost your grandmother as well.
Steph
Up to the age of 6 I lived with my Nan, so we became very close. She recently passed away from a slow and painful death which traumatised my family and I, but the words of your poem really helped me to capture all the emotions together, the anger, sad, confused emotions that stay with me. It was so beautiful in fact that I am having it put onto her headstone, changing the name obviously. Thank You
Aidan
I would like to say thankyou so much, on May 10th it will be a year anniversary since the death of my Grandfather. I read your poem at his funeral. It brought me great comfort in knowing that i will see him again. It was the hardest time of my life, as it is the first time i have lost some 1 so close to me. As it is almost a year i have been feeling down recently and sort the poem i read. It ahd once again inspired me to tell the people you love that you do love them because you never know when they are goin to be called to god. Thankyou once again. I just want to say R. I. P Grandad (1923-2003)
Erin
that poem was very good and sweet. my grandma died about a week ago at the age of 90. i am glad she is at rest now and not suffering any longer. what kind of life is it if u would rather not be living?
Bethany
I know that I will lose my grandmother soon, I can feel it coming. So I want to be prepared I have never been able to tell how I feel. But yet someone I don't even know can. Thank you so much you have done some really great work!
natasha
Hi. i am only 14 but your poem means alot to me. it was very strong and beautiful. i lose both my grandparents a few months ago and i still hurts me ALOT! but your poem has been a real comfort to me. Thank you for sharing this with everyone.
Carrie
I lost my grandma, my Nana, not even three weeks ago. This poem reflects everything that I was thinking. She was my best friend. But just like the poem says. one day we will be together again.
Gabrielle
I just have to say one thing THANK YOU. My grandmother just died and as morbid as it sounds I was looking for a poem about death I came across yours and I have just been in a horrible state and after reading it I feel uplifted just knowing that your right its not "goodbye" but "til later" Thanks
chelsey
i think your poem is very great b cause i lost my granfather and never got to say goodbye now i relize im not gonna because im not gonna lye ur poem had me in tears but i thought why say good bye when your gonna get to see him one more time
mick
I think the poem was relly good after losing my grand mother last week 3rd september 2003 she was 71 (1932-2003) i miss her alot and so does the rest of our family
David
your poem was truly inspiring. i am sorry. i have sympnony for you.
Megan
I was able to sit here and read your poem and put myself in your shoes. I lost my grandma in September 18,2002. When I was looking over her I was thinking excatly what you said in your poem. I was reading and I also wanted to cry at the same time. I liked the poem a whole lot. Good job on the poem.
Kelsey
OMG my very best theater teacher died 3-31-03 and gosh my whole school is down. your poem helped soooooooooo much and i thank you for that very much
Amanda
I lost my grandmother almost 8 months ago. There is never day that goes by and I don't think of her. Up until now I could not find the words to express how I feel. Every word of this poem is true to the last letter. I just want to say that the author of this poem has an incredible talent, keep up the wonderful work. And thank you so much.
danni
i just lost my grandma this morning. reading your poem has really helped, it is exactly how i feel. thank you for your beautiful poem.
Amy
My nana died today and whilst looking for death is nothing at all I came across this poem. Her funeral is in 5 days and there I shall read an adapted version of this poem, thank you for inspiration, courage and comfort!
Nikki
This poem remindes me of the lose of my grandpa. He and I were close. I remember spending all my summers with him and my grandma when I was growing up. He is always in my thoughts and prayers. I still can't believe that he is gone. Everytime my phone rings I think that it's him. I will always love and miss him. He meant everything to me. This poem will now help me go on.
Mandy
I just wanted to say that I think this poem is remarkable. I recently lost my grandmother, and it has been incredibly hard. Reading your words lets me know that you don't have to say goodbye. rather lets say So Long. Keep up the great work. And THANK YOU
PUNK
YOUR POEM REMINED ME ABOUT MY MY BUDDIES WHO PASSED AWAY SINCE 2001. I HAVE LOST OVER 12 FRIENDS. AND 9 MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY. ALL BECAUSE OF GANG RELATED, DRUGS, AND ALCOHOL. IT WAS SO HARD FOR ME WATCHING MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS GETTING BURIED UNDER GROUND ABOUT TWICW A MONTH. NOW UR POEM REALLY REMINDS ME ABOUT MY MEMORIES OF THEM. KEEP IN TOUCH! PEACE OUT!
Eno
This is such a great poem. I just lost my grandpa yesterday and the reality of it is yet to sink in. Reading your poem is the beginning of my healing process. My grandpa's death is such a blow to me because he was the father i never had when i was growing up. The seeds he implanted in me will forever florish and visible for the world to see.
b
I really enjoyed your poem! it made me think of my grandma that passed away like two years ago! It brouhgt tears to my eyes! i would like to say good job!
Karyn
im a 14yr old South African. My grandpa (dads dad) suddenly passed away from suffering from a heart attack, wen i went down to the funeral, my moms mom(my gran)had a stroke. she passed away a month later. 2 granparents passing away in 2 months. hard! people often think that im stupid,im a teenager and shouldnt be crying ova that sort of thing. but no one realises how close i was to them. It is so nice to read some one elses poetry, and to realise that im no the only one going through a time like this.
Heather
I really loved your poem that tuched my heart. IT BRINGS BACK SO MANY THOUGHS ABOUT MY GRANDAMA,2 GRANDPAS, AND MY COUSIN. AFTER READING THIS IT TELLS ME THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY GOOD-BYE YOU COULD SAY SO LONG. THANKS FOR THE WONDERFUL POEM. GOOD LUCK ON MORE!
Nicole
This poem is really great you seriously should keep on writing you have a great talent..my grandpa died when i was young and this reminds me of those feelings i had that day and until this day on..for everyone out there who has their grandparents are very lucky adn you should say i love you to them everyday becuz i never got to say i love you and good bye and tommorrow never came for my grandpa.:(that was the absolute worse day of my life and this poem really touched my heart and made me cry.thank you for bringing out my true feelings Yvonne.
Stephanie
i just lost my nana last night. and when i read this poem it was super. it's so true. i liked it very much cuz if any1 has ever lost someone you know how it feels and this poem is great and so true.
aleen
this poem was every good and it is true it is not goodbye it is jus so long for now
Megan
I jsut lost my grandmother about a month ago.I loved her very much and I know how it feels.She was like my mother,bestfriend,and grandma at the same time.I am so sorry for your loss.It was a really great poem.
Chris
Thank you for writing that beautiful poem it really touched my heart . and I was wondering if it would be ok with you if I read it at a funeral for my friend steve who I recently lost to suicide.
Becca
hey i just lost my grandma 2 months ago and it was very hard for me to, i loved your poem very much and i think that was very sweet

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