Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cemetery blues

'' Sniff Sniff ". We had arrived at the Graveyard. I could feel tears forming in my eyes. The sky was in dark, grey clouds , it had been spitting. The gloomy weather had made me feel really depressed. My stomach was lurching , contributing to the feeling I had about being at a Graveyard.

" Squelch Squelch ". I could feel and hear the mud squelching in between my toes , as I looked at the graves. Some were covered in flowers and toys and some had huge tombstones. I looked across the cemetery towards my Nana' s grave , and realised I wasn't the only one that was feeling emotions like sadness and loneliness.

As I was fixing the flowers on her grave , I could hear my Mum whispering a little prayer and crying at the same time. In my mind memories of my grandmother kept repeating over and over again. Then tears began rolling down my cheeks ,like a rushing waterfall. It felt like my heart was going to stop, that is how painful it was. It was hard having someone in your family pass away.

After a while we had to leave. Then later on something strange happened. The dark, grey clouds parted and revealed some sunshine, but the weird thing was that it was spitting as well. My Mum said that my Nana might be looking down on us and smiling and crying at the same time.

As we drove away from the cemetery, her Grave was growing distant. I felt pain on the outside , , but in my heart I know she is happy and out of pain.


  1. Malo Selena. I can sense your sadness in this post. You are very blessed to have had time with your Nana. There's something very special about grandparents. Reading your post, reminded me about my own Nana when she passed on. I understand how painful it can feel. You know Selena - how fortunate are we to have had them?! I have some friends who didn't get to have much time with their grandparents...they often like to hear my stories about time with my Nana. I'm sure you'll have many opportunities to also share all the neat things about your Nana too. Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing this very close and personal post.

  2. Hi Selena,
    I loved your story. Your writing made me feel depressed. I hope that your family is well and I think your Nana actually was looking down to you. You have a very nice family.
    Love your writing!

  3. Malo E Lelei Selena,

    I absoloutely loved the story that you had wriiten but I had also felt sad! I liked that you had shared with people what you had felt and also sharing what had happened!I am really sorry about your Grandma.

    I liked it when you had said' As I was fixing the flowers on her grave' because it had told me that you cared about her!

    What I think you should work on is more clever vocab!! But either than that Well Done!!!

    Yours Truly, Ala

  4. Wow Selena,
    I know how hard it is to lose grandparent, I once had to go trough that stage even this year my uncle died and next year it is going to be his engraving. I mean In life we lose the ones we love but we have to remeber that they are in a good place and no longer do they need to live life in pain. Thank you for sharing that.



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