NAS Prompt 10

Her face has seen six decades

with freckles in the first ten years

that life eventually covered.

Those teen years survived the popping of zits

and make-up, and dripping of “Dippity-Do.”


Motherhood years brought a broken nose,

falling on a snowy concrete step,

but she saved that tummy full of baby.

The next decade of her children’s teen years

brought worries and demands and a few gray hairs.


The grandma stage has a slower pace

it wears smiles — and other looks if needed —

through storytelling, and lesson sharing.

They just love to hear what Mom or Dad did

that made Grandma smile or laugh or give them trouble.

by Nancy Ann Smith

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