A tear drop slides down our faces

A tear of sadness and despair

There is a time to cry.

Our memories are not of sadness

But of joy and laughter

The memories are in our hearts

Just for us and no-one else

The children hold us in their hearts too

Always there, just a heartbeat away.

Children don’t want to see us cry

They want us to be strong for them

For our voices to shout for them.

Together we can shout loud

We may not be together today

But who knows what tomorrow will bring

They are our grandchildren

We are their grandparents

Their history, their identity

They are the future.

No tears shed for the children

A smile, a thought a memory

We will be here, always.

A time to shine.

Jane

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