Grandmother’s 14th Birthday

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Kerry Says ~ Let’s Send a Postcard

I have used a postcard sent to my grandmother in 1926 for her 14th birthday. I have a very small collection of cards she had saved and passed on to me.

 Nans 14th birthday card

Between the wars

Dark days were briefly forgotten

In the blossoming of womanhood:

First job, first love and life was good.

The path ahead seemed full of love and gladness;

How could you foresee more loss and sadness?

But you were strong, a woman of your time,

Holding family and home together,

Through the Blitz, poverty and ill health,

With your kindness and spiritual wealth.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


6 thoughts on “Grandmother’s 14th Birthday

    1. Thank you, Helen! I’m thrilled that you like it. That postcard and the memory of my grandmother are close to my heart and I love being able to share them in poetry.


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