The place I would wish to go more than anyplace in the world
is the city where my Grandma now lives,
Hamburg, Germany.

That would be my paradise.
I wish I had wings to fly there and stay just for a few seconds,
see my Grandma, and hold her hands tight for the last time.

I would tell her how much she means to me,
how I have always needed her,
that she is a blessing to me
and how much I love her.

I would beg her to stay,
not to leave me,
to hold my hands
smile for me as she always does,
share her pain with me.

Dear God, I am thankful for your
giving me such a grandmother.

By Yalda

Photo: St. Michaelis, Hamburg