Tuesday, June 20, 2006

My Friends and Family

We were going through my grandma’s personal effects. We found this poem. I guess she must of written it shortly before she died.

My Friends and Family

I’ve baked my last pie on earth
But I don’t want you to cry
I’ve become a new citizen
Of the kitchen in the sky

The baking here is perfect
I never burn a thing
So don’t shed tears for me, my loves
I’m not closed, I’m opening

I made a cake for daddy
Had tea with Vic today
I even made lasagna
St. Peter said I may

Miss me but don’t mourn me
I’m quite alright you see
Just keep my spirit alive
In your thoughts and memory

And one day we will meet again
I’ll tell you where I’ll be
I’ll be waiting for you
In the kitchen, drinking tea

- Isabel O’Meara

8 comments:

sam said...

That's a beautiful poem!

I know I've not commented in a while, but I've still been lurking! Heh.

Auntie Bernie said...

What an absolutely wonderful find!

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful poem :)

Devlin said...

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful poem!

ArleneWKW said...

What a nice image. How lucky you and your family are to have found it.

Anonymous said...

Sung to Spirit In the Sky:

Gonna go up to the kitchen in the sky.
Gonna go up to the kitchen in the sky.
That's where I am gonna cook when I die.

http://www.spiritinthesky.com/

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing....i expect my departed gran is in her own "kitchen in the sky" as well.

boobookitty said...

What a treasure!