Nikki Moore

Grandma Saved Me

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Her big round eyes are electric blue,

Bluer than the sky that hides

The storm within me.

Her voice is the reason why

I stand in the puddle, splashing

Around like a child,

A child without worry, without fear.

Her Strength has sustained me

Pulling things out of me,

Things I never knew

Existed.  She told me I was a leader once,

Once when people look beyond the dirt and the shame

Beyond the legs that straddles the street corners

At night, dressed in a shadow of someone else.

She told me I was beautiful once,

Once when hate and denial eats away at my heart.

But her great old eyes

Rimmed red and tired

Saw something in me

Something no one else could see.

I should have held on to her words

Softly spoken from wise lips

I should have believed her

But, believing was hard

My world, my life was hard.

Harder than the bullets that claimed my family, harder

Than the tears that have scared my face.

But her eyes, full of pride and hope

Turned a deeper shade, a magnetic blue

Like a storm they stirred my soul

Causing a change, a change powerful enough

To save me.


Nikki Moore© All rights reserved 2016


Author: Paragonwords

Nikki Moore lives in Florida with her family and an inquisitive Tabby cat name Treetop. She has been writing on and off for about 15 years. She has won the Editor’s Choice Award for outstanding achievement in Poetry by the International Library of Poetry and She has read many poems over the years and while she finds most of them To be beautifully woven poems that are famous for their artistic elegance and style. She yearns for the pragmatic words that stirs her soul emotionally. She loves to write poems that are practical, passionate and easy to understand. Her poems can be used to celebrate love, life, faith, and joy. They can also be used to overcome loss, depression, loneliness, death and sadness. As you take the time to read and reflect on her poems, may your souls be refreshed and your spirit renewed. Nikki Moore @Paragonwords 2018 All material written in this blog is Copyright © Nikki Moore @paragonwords 2017, 2018 © [Nikki Moore] and [Paragonwords], [ 2014, 2015, 2016]. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to [Nikki Moore] and [Paragonwords] with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. most images obtained from

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