Friday, September 12, 2014

Reunited--By Jack Horne--England


Alone for over fifty years;
A widow to the end,
The war affected Granny’s life,
Her heart could never mend.

My granddad was recalled from leave,
As someone else was ill,
His ship was sunk and he was killed;
So much to live for still.

At eighty-eight, my granny died;
I smiled amid the tears -
And thought of Gran and Grandfather
United after years.

Jack Horne enjoys reading and writing poetry.


  1. Jack, this is so touching to me and reverberates tender feelings and sadness within. Love your poem! Sheri /

  2. Jack, thank you for sharing this touching poem--beautiful and heartfelt!

  3. Jack, this poem has touched my Heart
    Deeply so beautiful and very touching!

  4. A lovely, heartfelt poem Jack. I enjoyed reading it! Best Wishes, Chris

  5. Thank you, Beth Winchcombe, for the following--

    This is such a moving tribulation Jack. It's sad, but very touching. Well done my friend.

    Beth - ENGLAND.

  6. Jack I really appreciated your heartfelt poem. Our Grandparents are dear to our hearts and you have it right that there was a wonderful reunion on the other side between the two as there will be when you also cross over. Thank you for your talent so evident in this lovely poem.

  7. Love the message here and the sincere approach taken, in the manner the story was told.

  8. Very nicely written, nice flow, rhyming, subject was very touching. A sweet tribute to a dear lady!

  9. Hi Jack. I enjoyed this touching tribute to you grandparents. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  10. Dear Jack,

    Sorry that I have not been in touch recently and I hope you are well! I enjoyed reading your poem and what a nice tribute to your grandparents! I did not feel so well and was engaged with translations for some English friends who bought property here.



  11. Jack,

    I can feel the emotion in this one..I enjoyed reading your work today.


  12. Thank you, Robert Hinshaw, for the following--

    "A wonderful tribute to your grandparents, Jack, in your poem "Reunited". Another masterpiece from the Master of Verse! Pray you and Mum are doing well" - Bob Hinshaw

  13. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following--

    thanks to everyone for their kind comments

  14. A beautiful poetic tribute Jack, to your loving grandparents. Such a lovely poem to read. Blessings always, Leokadia

  15. Jack this is truly beautiful...I believe that theirs' was an example of "unfailing" love that lives for eternity. Their spirits are united forever! Thank you for sharing your poem with us. Love, always,

  16. Dear Jack,

    Such a touching poem for your Grandmother and Grandfather. So sad that he was killed in the war and that your Grandmother's broken heart had never healed but I love the thought of them being reunited in heaven above. This is a great poem my friend.

    Love Sandra