I Stood in Front of a Living, Warm Fireplace … Today


I Stood in Front of a Living, Warm Fireplace … Today

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter



Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

(In this photo I have a broken left kneecap

and a spiral fracture in my fibula from

accident on 10-03-2015) ……………………….




I created the fireplace in the background.




Have you ever walked into a place

Full of strangers … see, sense the kind of people they are

Wish … wish with your Heart they were part of your life?

You feel the love, compassion, kindness radiate out

Like the the warmth from a happy, crackling fire

Burning in a fireplace … oh, how comforting to feel such

It’s like coming in from the freezing cold

Warming the chill away standing near the cheerful flames

Closing your eyes, feeling … really feeling the warmth

Listening, talking, sharing happy words

With a family … wishing you’d had such a wonderful family

Close-knit, security of knowing you are loved

Today … I saw such … got to stand in front of the fireplace

So comforting, loving … warm

Wishing I never had to walk away, wishing they could stay in my life

Complete strangers … who made me feel a part of them

If all the world was like this … there would be no ugliness

Only peace … love … the world would never be at war

Mother, father, daughter … two sons all hugged us

We hugged them back as we got ready to go

Smiling … happiness in my Heart for having met them

We should all be like this but, reality is that we are not

How many times do you meet a stranger … wish them to stay in your life?

No matter that you can’t visit if you live afar

Keep in touch to say hello, be friends for life

Happy to know you aren’t the only one to feel that way

Special … I stood in front of a living, warm fireplace today

Note by this Author:

Today such happened to Skip and I.  We felt a bond with a family we just met … felt so at ease with each one.  I felt such love toward them … felt myself wish they’d stay in my life.  Why?  I can’t explain it … it was something I felt deep in my soul.  Have you ever met a family you wished was a part of yours?

Photos/true poem both owned, written by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.  Photo of Christmas tree, fireplace is ours from last year.  I created the fireplace!

Dedicated to the special family we met today … we felt like we have always known all of you.  We could have talked … forever.



1 thought on “I Stood in Front of a Living, Warm Fireplace … Today

  1. I know what you mean! 🙂

    I have been part of Pat and Neil’s family for over 40 years and have been dubbed ‘Uncle Ian’ by them, but they sold me out more often than anyone else! 😦

    What price love??? 😦

    Love and hugs! 🙂


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