My Greatest Teacher

“My Greatest Teacher”

–Amy Engle


National Poetry Writing Month 2017 Poem #5


From earliest memories to the year past,

You have been a deep part of my life.

And out of the blue, you left us,

Heartbroken and missing you.

Cooking, sewing, and painting–

I’m much more skilled because

Of your patient, thorough teachings.

To say, “Thank you for your love,”

Would not truly express my gratitude.

I shall love you for forever,

My beloved, Grandma Jean!