2nd Place | “Grandmother’s Waltz”

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2nd Place
“Grandmother’s Waltz”
Written by Morgen La Civita
Monroe, New Jersey
www.sonicbids.com/morgenlacivita

Grandmother was a good soldier’s daughter
She towed the line like a Southern girl should
She kept her lovers
Like pearls in an oyster
You never saw her secrets
Till she said you could

Grandmother said, “Wait to marry,
Beauty’s a good song, but it’s over too fast
Losing your youth is a burden you’ll carry
So sing it over, and over
So the melodies will last”

She poured out some bourbon
From a blue tinted bottle
She pushed it across to me
Weathered by love
She said, “Girl, if you’re determined to be a grown woman,
Then you’re gonna need this for the lifetime to come”

Grandmother said, “Wait to marry,
Beauty’s a good song, but it’s over too fast
Losing your youth is a burden you’ll carry
So sing it over, and over
So the melodies will last”

Now that I’m grown and I have a young daughter
I see my whole life in the greenest of eyes
Reflected in yellow
Her wisdom is fragile
I pass on her melodies
Like a prayer to a child

Grandmother said, “Wait to marry
Beauty’s a good song, but it’s over too fast
Losing your youth is a burden you’ll carry
So sing it over, and over
So the melodies will last”

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