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Nanna Flo

I had a realisation today
Just because you’re gone don’t mean you went away
Your final resting place could not contain your burning flame
And now I feel you every single day

I laughed it off before
“That’s just insane” I thought
But since I saw the signs
I don’t think that anymore
Your daughter’s daughter taught me much about what’s out that door
But your silent guidance taught me even more

I never felt your warmth before you had to leave
But now I pay attention to your whispers in the breeze
The rustle of the leaves sound like very subtle speech
The weed might be a cause, and maybe it’s a reach

But yes I have the flow
Yes you’re here I know
Can you hear my soul
Can you see my glow
Do you know I’m trying
Even if I fail
I’m giving up the lying
I’m done with fairytales
You offered me some hope
When all I had was rope
With no method to cope
Longing for the choke
My soul was nearly frying
My body close to jail
You showed me strength in crying
And helped my ship to sail

You helped me meet myself right before I disappeared
You saw my vision blurring so you helped me get it clear
I listen to the wisdom, you share into my ear
So I make it my mission for the whole world to hear

Flo is in my blood, she’s in my DNA
Each syllable essential, particular in place
The reason for my soul, she offered me her grace
To never let her go, the promise that I make

Watch me glow
Help me grow
Clean my soul
Nanna Flo

Watch me glow
Help me grow
Clean my soul
Nanna Flo

We never met, before your turn to leave
But I know you’re there, watching over me
Dropping little hints, guiding my decisions
Keeping me in check, you got me off the streets

Some say paranoia, I have to disagree
Messages and signs you leave for me to read
Your voice I never heard, but feel it in the breeze
The animals can talk, you enable them to speak

The reason I have soul, the reason I have heart
I came after you went, you left before my start
But yes I know you’re there, I feel the warmth you give
You comfort me in hard times, my skin can feel your arms

Often I feel weak, but with you I am strong
I walked a dark path but you turned the lights back on
I wish I got to meet you, before your passing on
My only way to thank you, is making you this song

no I won’t get sad, you’re here, I truly know
My mummas mummas Mum, you’re with me as I grow
I’m learning from my lessons, even if it’s slow
Rest in peace you knitted queen, I love you nanna Flo
Benzy_420
Written by Benzy_420 (BenzyTheWriter)
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Author's Note
My great grandmother died the same year I was born, before I ever met her. My mum says me and her would have got along really well had she been alive to watch me grow. She believes that she’s...
My great grandmother died the same year I was born, before I ever met her. My mum says me and her would have got along really well had she been alive to watch me grow. She believes that she’s watching over us. During my time being homeless, I was smoking a lot of weed to get me through the days. Until one day, I started to see signs that were pointing me back home to rebuild the relationship I destroyed with my parents. Very hard to miss signs. Like a tile blocking the only available public toilet that I NEEDED to use, with the words “You Are Loved” printed onto it. From that day on, I’ve been trying to pay closer attention to the messages and signs scattered through my day that guide me. And since then, I have made rapid and vast improvements. And I truly believe I owe it to my Nanna Flo
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