Treasure Island

Doug Blair

(April 6,1951 / London, Ontario, Canada)

Gramps


Sarah brings the kids this Saturday.

Takes about two days getting ready

For the laughter and commotion.

They still think I’m all about

Catch and horseshoes.

Bursitis in the shoulder

Tells a different story.

Karen is quite the lady

For all of eleven

Watching out for posture

And draping skirts.

But Benjy comes for circus,

Stories and adventure.

Wish Gramma could have seen

Him past the coughing

And respirators.

She was so thrilled when Sarah

Moved back to Town.

Seemed to take years off her tally.

Little did we know.

But I will have them here

Old Girl.

And will see you again so clearly

In Karen’s sideward look.

In the kids’ guest room

You painted for them

And that shelf full

Of all the colourful books

And the puzzles.

Somehow you will seem

Near in following days

As the dust settles

And our old clock

Ticks in the Hall.

Submitted: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Gramps by Doug Blair )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The strength is, gajanan mishra
  2. Alone, Gillian Commerford
  3. Being To Dawns And Clouds Blind, Vsevolod Rozhdestvensky
  4. I Did Not Seek The Other Forune's Favor, Vsevolod Rozhdestvensky
  5. باتريــس لومومبا, سميح القاسم
  6. After Love, Gillian Commerford
  7. Mind Games, Philo Yan
  8. اقطاع, سميح القاسم
  9. Further, Michael McParland
  10. THE PARADOX OF A SEASON, M.D Dinesh Nair

Poem of the Day

poet Henry David Thoreau

My books I'd fain cast off, I cannot read,
'Twixt every page my thoughts go stray at large
Down in the meadow, where is richer feed,
And will not mind to hit their proper targe.
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]