Whitchurch girl pens beautiful poem for departed Nanny on her birthday and wins award

Published date: 15 July 2017 |
Published by: Barrie White
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A WHITCHURCH youngster has won a poetry competition about how much she misses her Great Nan, who recently died.

Isabelle Williams, from Queensway, won the latest Whitchurch Writers’ Group competition last month with her seven-line entry, belying her age with excellent rhymes.

Mum Natalie admitted she was very emotional when Isabelle first read out the poem about her ‘Nanny Lucy’, who would have turned 81 today.

“I’m very proud,” said Natalie, who added her nan was much loved and missed by all her family.

“She decided to sit down and write the poem herself. She read it aloud and we corrected the spelling for her.

“She’s very aware Nanny Lucy isn’t here any more – she was very close to her Great Nan. She talks about her all the time and draws her.

“Nanny Lucy was a big part of our lives and we were a bit emotional. Isabelle saw her every day.”

Isabelle’s poem:

I miss her kisses.

I miss her hugs as snug as bugs.

I love my Nanny Lucy, she is above with the doves.

I miss her smiles and I miss her laugh.

Nanny Lucy loved Dairy Milk as soft as silk.

Nanny Lucy loved all of the flowers which gave the garden powers.

I miss hearing her sing; I miss everything

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