It is only right and proper for a Grandma
– but not surprising –
to be proud of her offspring’s offspring.
Tears of joy are usual
when hearing of their success.
Grandson glowing with achievement
of musical distinction,
composition rocking.
Grandma in agreement,
and so she glows no less.


Margo Roby in her Tuesday Tryout suggests we write about success or failure.  Flushed with pride at my grandson Fraser’s Distinction in his first keyboard exam, I didn’t have far to look for this poem!


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14 Responses to Success

  1. Always lovely when a subject of a poem is there for you.

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  2. Mr. Walker says:

    Excellent take on the prompt. I like your focus on family.

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  3. catterel says:

    So much more fun being grandma – all the pleasure and none of the responsibility 🙂 Congratulations!

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  4. Jo Woolf says:

    Congratulations to Fraser! 🙂

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  5. Luanne says:

    Lucky Grandma!

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  6. The joy is so tangible in this, Viv!! I’m so happy with you…thank you for sharing. ♥

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  7. thehutts says:

    Yes but I have to say I think the examiner was generous. He failed to play one of the scales he was asked to as he couldn’t remember it. And from a proud daughter – he sat the exam at the Sage Gateshead where his Granny graduated with her Open University degree in her 70s! Sally

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  8. What a beautiful tribute to your grandson. Hope he knows how proud his grandmother is of him. You are a very lucky women to have grandchildren. 🙂

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  9. Misky says:

    How lovely, and quite right to be filled with pride. Hoorah! >

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  10. whimsygizmo says:

    Oh! I love this. My mama ADORES being a Grammy. So much so that I almost can’t wait. 🙂

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  11. Well done Fraser! You have every right to be proud, Grandma 🙂


  12. margo roby says:

    Ah, lovely. I love the last line, ViV.

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  13. Oh, yes. I can relate to that! On the ball this morning, Viv.

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