Grandma Made a Promise

Submitted by PeterAKenny on April 9, 2019

When this single grandmother adopted her two young grandchildren, that was occasion to celebrate. The actual moment with Joey and Candy is captured in the picture below, an occasional special enough to write a poem.


Today Grandma made a promise in court
That I would always be her son
The judge asked me
If I wanted her to be my mother
“What about Candy?” I asked
“I have some M&M’s” he said
”No, Candy is my sister” I told him
He said “Okay, you can keep her.”
So I said YES real loud
And shouted HALLEJUJAH
I jumped off a chair and did somersaults
Up in heaven God turned the key
To lock us all together
And He smiled

Today my Grandma made a promise in court
That I could always be her girl
Mr. Judge looked at me and asked if I agreed
“Will Joey still be my big brother?” I asked
“Of course” he said
Then YES I said
“You got a brother and a mother” he said
Two for one promise
Everyone laughed and I was so happy
I felt like I was a princess
Up in heaven the angels threw a party

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