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I wrote this poem a month after my grandmother died of lung cancer. I'm not a great poet, but this came from my heart.

I miss you Muddy, but I know that you're safe in the arms of Jesus.

It Won't Be Long

You said before you died,
that I was the key to your heart.
But the truth is you were mine.
I ask the Lord above,
to answer my prayers.
That you would come back.
But, that wouldn't be fair.
I now know that you're happy where you are.
Safe in the arms of Jesus,
without any cares.
But I want you to know,
that I still love you so.
And I'll go on living for Him,
Knowing that His light will never dim.
Someday together we'll be,
But, until then, the Lord will take care of me.
So, keep on watching,
It won't be long.
That from this world,
I'll be gone.
Into your arms once again,
Safe from all the worldly harm.
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77 Visitor Comments

Prabhjot
WOW this is a beautiful poem, its very touching i also lost my grandfather, u might not be a real writer but this really made it seem like u were
Helen
Words spoken from my heart!
kanya
I am 13 years old . I know how you feal i losed my grandma of breast canser at the age of 9 years old . She was my best friend .
brittney
i really lived the poem. when my grandpa ied i didnt kno wat 2 do. yeah i wrote mant peoms 4 him, but through all of tjem i still miss him
jack
this tuches my heart i like your poem though
Gabriela
Amazing!
Princess
I lost my grandmother while giving birth to my third child. She died on the 18th and he was born on the 19th. This was a very hard time for me because I lived 600 miles from her and couldn't get home to kiss her good bye. I just wanted to say I could feel the love and sorrow from your poem. It touched me grately.
brittney
omg im loved this poem it reminded me sooooo much of my mom and made me realize that ill be wit her soon
amina
your poem was soo touching it was amazing it was awasome,annie it was a beautiful poem why did u write it though? u know what i hope to be a poet juzt like you. plus i wrote about 100 poems because it juzt makes me express my self. good luck
sabina
i lost my grandad and it hurts so much
lindsey
ur pome is very touching very sad but happy in the end.
dianne
I woke up on a morning this past January to find my beloved ,energetic full of life, never sick,very loving husband of 16 years at the young age of 40 , dead of a massive heartattack,this poem really touched my heart, thank-you and God Bless You
Bernadette
You echo my feelings i lost my mum during the summer read poem with tears streaming down my face keep writing
Mandy
This is a lovely poem, I lost a my boyfriend in July and I wanted to die as well, it geve me hope that someday we will meet again. This is the best poem
Beckie
Thank you sooo much! I just lost my Grandma on 07/13/06. She was the most important person in my life. I am sorry for your lost. Again, thank you, your words were beautiful.
MELISSA
I LOVED THIS POEM. MY GRANDMOTHER DIED FOUR YEARS THIS COMING CHRISTMAS OF BRAIN CANCER AND NOW MY MOTHER HAS CANCER ALSO AND IS DYING AND THEY SAY IF SHE MAKES IT TILL CHRISTMAS WE WILL BE LUCKY. KEEP UP THE AWSOME WORK
amy
this poem is very heart felt and this is how i felt when i lost my grandma it not only felt like i lost my best friend but but it felt like i lost a part of myself
stephanie
i loved ur poem
stephanie
I loved your poem it made me think of my brother Justin and it my me cry in a happy way
Michelle
i liked this poem because my uncle died last friday. hes my godfather and i really love him. they think fo me and my sisters as their kids. well i really wanted hiim to come bac and wished god should have took me. but i know hes safe now.
allie
i truly enjoyed this poem. it meant so much to me. it reminds me of my grandpa before he passed. its been eight years but i just relized that he was in a better place. this a wonderful poem.
shelly
beautiful, truley touched my heart!
Jessie
WOW! I think your poem is great! its one of the best ones ive read! My mother died of lung cancer when i was seven so i know how you feel. This poem obviously came from your heart and thats the best way to write. your an excellent poet!
Marlene
This poem really touched my heart. I am still grieving the loss of my dear sweet and precious Mom who went to be with the Lord last Jan. 22. My Dad died 5 years ago so they are spending Christmas in heaven this year together. The holidays are rough, a big part of my life is gone but I know where my parents are and they are well and happy. Thanks Marlene
chelesa
i no haw u feel im losin a aunt at the moment and she is verry clos 2 me i just wana say all my love wit u nw chelsea xxx
Lindsey
I Love this POEM it sounds like people I know and I give you a 10 out of 10 for this POEM!
mercedes
well all i can say is that was a nice pome it made me cry.
LAURA
I VOTE THAT A 10. IT WAS A VERY GOOD POEM. IT WAS HOW I HAVE BEEN FEELING.
rachel
ur poem was really touching i had the same feelings about my grandpa passing away
kiitty
it touches everything at every point. i give it a 10+
Diana
I loved youre poem , i was crying the whole i read it and it reminded me of how much i miss my grandmother i lost 19 years ago, i still love her as the first daY I MEET HER . Thank you :'(
kim
That was a nice poem, I understand you I lost my grandmother 7 months ago and it hurts to lose someone close.
Lisa
Fantastic, just how i have been feeling but not able to let it out.
Vanessa
this poem is exactly how i felt when i lost my grandpa. i loved him so much but i know that someday we will be together again.
megan
Your poem was so beautiful. I too lost a good friend. I know how you feel. I hope that you know that your friend is always watching over you. God Bless You:)
Hilari
This poem will bring tears to any ones eyes.
myrtle
my husband recently passed away he was so sick and it was so hard to let go the poem meant so much to me
kim
you r really good. this poem reminds me a lot of my boyfriend that just died in february, i would love to read more. take care
Erica
Your poem was so sweet it had me in tears
maria
This poem really touched me because my grandma also died about two years ago of lung cancer. And You are a good poet. This poem was so nice it made me cry!
Holly
This was wonderful poem. I lost my grandmother 2 months ago. Everything said was words i had been looking for thank you.
angel
that was beautiful. I think that this could really be taken somewhere. It's very touching and is a very good peice of writing.
charity
What a great poem. I like poems myself and write them bout nothing as wonderful as this
linda
this broult tears to my eyes. i just lost my daddy to a heartacke and i maybe losing my mom form the same thing. i just hope someday i will be back in my daddy's arms. because my life is so cold and emty with out him. and to think i could lose my mom within a year or less of my daddy, is unbearable. but this poem has giving me some hope. i just wonder if daddy hears me talking to him. thanks for giving me hope.
liz
annie thank you, you see my boyfriend just died and the last thing he said was that he loved me, your poem is exactly what i was looking for, it relates to me so well.
ashley
I recently lost my boyfriend of three years and my best friend of seven years in a car accident and it had been a real trauma for me, your poem really said what I feel and I really hope that i will get to see him again. You are a great writer and that is an amazing poem.
Gina
This is a great poem! I know your grandmother would be very proud.
Deanna Noe
This poem reminded me of my grandmother who died about two years ago of a lung disease. It was a very touching poem which made me cry.
crystal
I really like that poem. It made me cry. I had just lost my husband and fits perfect for us.
mel
your poem really touched me and i feel exactly the same way. it is hard to deal with the loss of a loved one but with the help of him up above all things are possible.
LINDA
I REALLY LIKED YOUR POEM BECAUSE IT SAYS EVERYTHING I AM FEELING RIGHT NOW. MY FATHER,WHO WAS A PREACHER, DIED OF LIVER DISEASE 2 MONTHS AGO. I THOUGHT THINGS WOULD GET A LITTLE EASIER,BUT INSTEAD THEY ARE WORSE. THANKS AGAIN.
grise
this poem i really love it because it reminds me of my ex boyfriemd that rest in peace n because it show us that we still love that person that always left us but there be looking for us in the times n the bad times.
L
ITS APRIL THA FIRST AND MY BROTHER HAD JUST SHOT HIMSELF ON EASTER MORNING AND I LIKED YOUR POEM IT KIND OF HAD MEANING TO WHAT I AM FEELING RIGHT NOW ALOT OF OUR FAMILY IS GRIEVING FOR HIM AND IT WAS A HARD CHOICE TO LET HIM GO BUT I KNOW HE'LL BE SAFE WHERE HE IS NOW BUT I AM JUST COMPLEMENTING YOU ON YOUR POEM THANKS.
Bran
I really liked you poem I lost my pap to Lung cancer too. It was 12 months and 7 days ago. It's really hard and I still cry all the time I miss him alot this poem took alot of strength!Best wishes to you and your family!
shanta
I have one grandmother still a live and don't know what I would do if she was to die. This poem is very great.
Kayla
I really loved ur poem. It brought back a lot of things. My grama died of old age. They told me after cheerleading and all i could do was cry. 5 days later was my birhtday and i did not have a happy birthday because she was not there. But the best present of all was her watch that i still have and keep in my room. I so loved ur pome and feel the same why. Good luck in years to come.
Michelle
HI, MY MOTHER DIED LAST YEAR AND I WAS ONLY 12 YEARS OLD. IT WAS REALLY TOUCHING BECAUSE I BELIVE THAT I WILL SEE HER AND I CAN'T WAIT TILL I DO. THIS POEM TRULY TELLS ME HOW I FEEL. THX FOR WRITING SUCH A GOOD POEM AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE OTHER POEMS WRITEN BY YOU:) thx alot!:)
April
I just wanted to say that the poem " It Won't Be Long" meant a lot to me. IT brings sadnesss when our love one dies. But we will be with once again very soon.
Jarrett
That is an awsome poem very touching. that really makes u think about true love
Tara
Hello. I wanted to let the author of this poem know that this really touched me. Right now, my grandfather who I love so very much is in the hospital and is dying from cancer. Cancer is a tough thing to try to fight andhe is doing a pretty good job. 3 years ago when the doctors told our family he only had a year to live, we never expected him to live this long. Now things are catching up to him and pretty soon it'll be his time to go. I know that when I read this poem, I won't be alone. Thank you so much, Annie, for writing such a beautiful and inspiring poem.
Stephanie
I really liked this poem. My Grandmother died almost four weeks ago, and a friend sent me this poem. I found it very encouraging. Little things, like this poem, helped me deal with with the grief. Thanks. :)
aleen
i liked this poem sooo much it really touched me and i though it was sad and that it would help other people under stand about death
nessa
i think that u r a great poe. your grandmother would have love it. i know i did. if u keep writing what u feel in your heart u well be a great poet some day. ps keep writing
Reetee
Very good expression, I was originally drawn to the title because I have a dear loved one that is on the brink of death right now and it won't be very long.
megan
i love this pome i really feel this poem about my dear friend corey that i loved dearly that dies on nov-28-00 i miss him dearly and he'll be in my heart 4 ever
TAMRA
I LOST SOMEONE REAL SPECIAL TO ME AND YOUR POEM IS WHAT I FEEL LIKE. I CAN'T WEIGHT UNTILL I SEE HER AGAIN. THIS WAS A RELLY GOOD POEM!!!
Dan
this poem was good and very well spoken
Becca
Hey i am a 15 year old girl who just lost her grandma and i just wanted to tell you that poem was very sweet
Anastasia
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his names sake. Even through I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presents of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup over flows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. PSALM 23:1-6 I believe your grandmother is with Jesus!
Katie
Great Poem!!Thats so true!
Nahla
touch it my heart
whitney
this poem is pretty please let this poem get a award please also send me some poems by this same author
Sarah
That's sweet.
Judith
This is a difficult time for me as I prepare to say goodbye to someone who has been a significant part of my life throughout my entire life. This poem brings me comfort as it reminds me that this dear person will be in a better place and that someday, I too, will be with her.
Danielle
I thought this poems was so good! It touched me like few poems do! I love it!
Erica
I just lost my father and I am just 12. I miss him sooo much! I was his daddies girl but now he's gone, and i'm in love with this poem.
Blanca
A very touching poem...especially for people like myself that have lost a loved one and dream and hope in reuniting some day. Thanks.

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