Treasure Island

Alison Cassidy

(6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

! ! All Cheeks

All cheeks -
and two blue eyes
that stare
so gravely
one minute,
so merrily
the next.

All cheeks -
and a mouth
so serious,
so solemn,
that breaks
so suddenly
into a toothless grin.

All cheeks -
and skin
so plump
so soft,
that demands
to be kissed
and again.

All cheeks -
and hands
so small
so fine
that grasp and hold
a grandmother’s face
without minding
about the wrinkles.

All cheeks -
My grandson
My joy.

Submitted: Saturday, April 11, 2009
Edited: Monday, April 13, 2009

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  • Adeline Foster (6/23/2010 5:36:00 PM)

    Been there, done that, felt that, and what a wonderful feeling it is! You have said it for every grandmother in the world. And how!
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Cj Heck (8/13/2009 7:52:00 PM)

    Oh Alison, this is adorable! You've just described my new little grandson to a 'T'... very well done and a pleasure to read.
    Warmest regards,
    CJ (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Martyres (6/28/2009 2:08:00 AM)

    All cheecks says it have brought out the joys of being a grandma in such a delighful way...Cheers to you and your little bundle of joy! ! 10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Sameer Ahmed (6/26/2009 8:38:00 AM)

    Nobody can do for little children what Grandparents do. They
    actually sprinkle a stardust over lives of their adorable little
    grandchildren. The poem reflects a very strong bondage between
    grandparents and grandsons.......... (Report) Reply

  • Sally Carter (5/21/2009 2:21:00 AM)

    I so hope I shall be a grandma one day. Sigh....... Beautiful poem, which has been added to my favourites list. (Report) Reply

  • Reshma Ramesh (4/24/2009 11:26:00 AM)

    aweeeeee so sweet...........your grandson is growing up isnt he? amazing poem filled with love........... (Report) Reply

  • Fiona Davidson (4/24/2009 3:23:00 AM)

    This really brought a smile Alison...aren't grandchildren wonderful? ...makes you go all mushy reading this wonderful poem...Fi...10+++ (Report) Reply

  • William Stoneberger (4/23/2009 6:44:00 PM)

    very nice...I have a great nephew and great neice who are both just hitting the six month age...I could see their faces when I was reading your words... (Report) Reply

  • Fay Slimm (4/20/2009 12:40:00 AM)

    Vividly painted with your golden pen Allie - - this little bundle is going to be your constant muse undoubtedly, so here's looking forward to more gems like this one - - love your title - it has style as does the whole verse..... delightful.... a 10 + + ++ from (Report) Reply

  • Bonnie Collins (4/19/2009 1:12:00 PM)

    Alie you mangaged to take me into your world as a grandparent and bring tears to my eyes, as today I am missing my boys so very dearly... This write is filled with so much tender love that only a grandmother can provide..... Very very sweetly flowed with much emoiton and sweet moment's bliss.

    Bonnie (Report) Reply

  • Deva De Silva (4/17/2009 7:39:00 AM)

    I clenched my teeth in sheer joy, sharing the moment with you... this poem clearly demonstrate how precise a writer could be in choosing words to express a feeling! Loved it, love it, and will love it furthermore... (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (4/15/2009 4:05:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem for a grandson. Very spantaneous and natural. I know how great is to have a grandson as I am going through this joyful experience too. All cheeks, all grandsons are same. Beautiful one, Alison. Best wishes and love to your grandson.

    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Stirk (4/14/2009 2:06:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this. It is a wonderful pitch between old and young
    Great poem
    10.785 (Report) Reply

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (4/14/2009 2:36:00 AM)

    Alison, who could possibly resist a poem like this? The title is so creative, and using cheeks brings glorious images all the way through. It is sunny and joyous, and I really feel like having a cuddle and pinching his cheeks as well. Top marks from me Alison. Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Fowler (4/13/2009 3:40:00 PM)

    Mutual admiration. Your grandson sounds like a charmer.
    Lovely words, Alison.

    Always your friend,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • David Harris (4/12/2009 3:47:00 PM)

    Allie, that is just beautiful and so is he as you've shown me a photo of him, but I disagree about your wrinkles. I didn't see any in the photo you sent me. Top marks for this delightful ditty about your grandson.
    Hugs David (Report) Reply

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