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Brock’s Poem

Brock was in kindergarten when his Mammaw died. The following was sent home by his teacher after they talked about losing his grandma to cancer.

I Miss Mammaw 


When we went to Mammaws house

She likes frogs

We got her boxes full of frogs….fake frogs

Whenever she lived in the house,

she had coffee mugs that hung on the wall

Like bunches of them.

All different kind of mugs.

When her mom Texie

Came down,

She would make coffee with sugar.

I would drink some. I would wake up early.

Texie would be making coffee.

I was shocked because hardly anyone is up when I am up.

When mammaw died

Grandpa moved and remarried.

I was the ring bearer,

It wasn’t fun

Because mammaw had died and

Grandpa was marrying someone else.

I felt sad.

Mammaw sometimes took me to Dairy Queen

And then we would recycle papers

Every time I went to Mammaws house

she would be happy to see us.

Mammaw traveled a lot on motorcycles

She would go to a lot of places out of state.

Mammaw would get us stuff

And tell us what she saw when she was there.

Mammaw promised that she would take me to

New york and show me the Statue of Liberty.

Texie did smoke, but she quit because Mammaw

Died of cancer.

I miss Mammaw.


One Response to “Brock’s Poem”

Being a parent with cancer | The Cancer Project: Wheatgrass Free says:

August 24, 2011 at 9:44 pm

"Here’s one poem hearing it from a child’s point of view. I found this  poem by a kindergarten boy, who tells about losing his grandma to cancer at"


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