My grandmother, Martha Jessie Legge, passed away in 1997 at the age of 97 years. I deeply love and miss her. Not a day goes by that I do not think about her. I wrote this poem for Nan Legge.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Poems about Death

So Long For Now
You look so peaceful lying there
With your hands folded upon your chest.
You look like you are sleeping
But you are at eternal rest.
So Long For Now.

Not a hair out of place,
Your make-up nicely done,
A beautiful smile upon your lips -
For now you are with Absalom.
When someone special passes on
It does not mean they are gone,
Though they are no longer with us
Their memory still lives on.
It hurts so much to lose a friend -
Especially one that is trustworthy and kind.
Nan Legge, you were that special friend,
A rare and special find.
Nan Legge, you will always be with me
In spirit and in mind.
You will always have a special place in my heart
Forever until the end of time.
Nan Legge, I will not say "Good-bye".
This is not the end.
So I will just say, "So long..."
Until we meet again.

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  • kanya
    I AM 13 YEARS OLD I CRYED AT THIS POEM I KNOW ABOUT DEATH PEOPLE THINK I DONT KNOW ABOUT IT I DOI LOSED A LOT OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO. I HAVE TO SAY WOW YOUR MOM IS GOOD
  • Emma
    As we near the one year mark of my friend and sister-in-law death, "So Long for Now" touched my sinew in the deepest possible way. Ms. Legge said everything I would like to say and think about deceased love ones. Thanks to the author for capturing everything I want to say.
  • HEATHER
    VERY GOOD POEM I JUST LOVE READING IT, MY GRANDMA DIED ON CHRISTMAS IN 2005 AND SOMEHOW THIS IS JUST LIKE THE RIGHT POEM FOR THIS.
  • yasmen
    hello, i loved this poem because my Nan passed away last night {9. 2. 07} and i was pleased that you wrote this poem in my eyes it is for my Nan.
  • simon
    hi this poem is the nicest poem i have ever read my nan who was 97 passed away on mon 16th jan after a short illness i loved her so much am not sure if am going to be able to say this poem at the funeral but i will give it a good go thanks so much
  • monique
    i loved your poem it was so cool and sad
  • lil
    this poam is really good i can relate as i lost 2 of me grandpearents in a month i tell you it is so hard and im still looking for reinsurense that they are looking for me i liked this poam coz it actually gives some feelings anyway good poam
  • nicky
    i wanted some ideas of how to wrie a poem about my nan i lost, you poem waS SO TOUCHING THANK YOU
  • dee
    this poem touched me as my nan passed away this weekend and all that you said is how I would write about my nan. Thanks
  • Hailey
    Yvonne, I just lost my grandmother on Friday morning. It was hard sitting by her bedside waiting, but reading other poems and thoughts by others helped me get through a lonely time. Your poem was touching and I feel like you understood death
  • Doniqua
    That poem is so touching cause my grandmother is 74 and she has sarted having problems colin cancer almost went blind it is just so touching and i respect you for writing that poem it touched me in so many ways just keep up the good work and i would like to hear another poem from you soon!
  • Tiffany
    When I read this, it made me think about my best friend who I loved very deeply. She left us early this month. She was very sick anyway and was so tired of being sick. I didn't want to let her go but the only way I have made it is to say SO LONG FOR NOW. I will see her again. This poem really helped me thru a VERY hard time in my life losing my best friend. So thank you for helping me with healing. Thru your poem I was able to heal knowing I'll see her again
  • HAYLEY
    My nan has passed away and that poem remined me of her so much. I loved it Thankyou for writting tht poem
  • Tiffany
    I like your pome.
  • Gina
    thnaks so much for shearing about your Gradmaother I just lost mine and had not accepted the fact she was not comming back but in a happer place and still with me, I loved your poem. I know they never leave us , and now both my grand parents are togther for ever, and always with me, so thanks, it touched me so deeply. Take care , Sinerly Gina
  • Jennifer
    I really liked this poem, I just lost a friend who was like a brother to me and the god-father of my daughter. Your words are wise and true. Great JOB
  • Kara
    I love this poem and know that losing your grandparents is hard.
  • jacqueline
    all i can say is this is really a great poem. cos it really touches my heart. i've lost my grandma a few years ago. and till today. i still love and miss her so.
  • Janelle
    That was an awesome poem. Im from Trico High and we just recently lost a great person named Courtney. That poem will somehow set some of us at ease with her gone. Thank you for that poem it was great.
  • jenny
    this was beautiful
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