Grandfather And Me Poem by Darwin Henry Beuning

Grandfather And Me

Rating: 5.0


I Love my Grandfather
He, in his Bib Overalls,
Me, in mine

Grandfather taught me
Many things
While smoking his pipe,
Filled with Cherry Tobacco.

He taught me
How to play checkers
When I was eleven.

He would catch me
In traps and win
Every time.

Then he would
Light up his pipe
Filled with Cherry Tobacco.

Grandfather taught me
How to love and
How to be kind,

To this day,
I miss him so.

Grandfather And Me
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: memories
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Written 0845am 16 February 2019.Thinking about my youth and looking out my bay window.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kathy Wright 18 February 2019

Loved this loving poem about our Gpa. He loved to play checkers and would be so funny to teach us. He would let us jump his checkers and just when we'd think we were ahead he would jump our checkers and win in the end. He would laugh so sweetly after kissing his cheek and laugh his happy laugh after watching the toy that we bought him of an old man after drinking a shot that made smoke come out of his ears. Silly, fun. kind and loving.

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Kim Barney 17 February 2019

Very nice, Hank! Next month at the poetry meeting I will share my poem, MY AMAZING GRANDPA. I was going to share it this month, but, as you know, the meeting was cancelled. I can't post it on Poem Hunter because it is entered in two contests, and all the poems in those contests have to be unpublished.

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Kim Barney 28 February 2019

The picture adds a lot to the poem. You actually look a lot like your grandfather! (My parents made me wear those bib overalls when I was a kid, too!)

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Anil Kumar Panda 01 March 2019

The world's best place to spend my childhood was my grandpa's lap. I feel so much comfort and peace and security. A nice poem indeed. Thanks for sharing.10+++++

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Kathy Wright 26 February 2019

Loved your loving poem about Gpa. He was a quiet soul and never raised his voice. Mostly smiled and nodded his head as we kids talked a blue streak. His laugh was hearty and kind of mischievous. I remember he loved to tease Gma and she would be irritated with it. Great hardworking people that loved one another and lived with honor.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 August 2021

The photograph you added is very wonderful and sweetest!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 05 August 2021

Very aptly worded poem, dear Hank! Very touching poem. Grandprents I cherish them too, especially grandfather.5 Stars fullest on Top!

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Cowboy Ron Williams 05 August 2021

Very nice poem about bygone days and your grandfather.

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Varsha M 05 August 2021

You said it very well sir. Yes grandparents hold special place in our lives. When parents ate busy earning they give their time and becomes our friends. They teach us life's some of the best lessons. Well penned.

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Bri Edwards 05 August 2021

Nice! But did he teach you to smoke a pipe? Do you have any of his personal belongings? I did not know my grandparents, one having died before my parents married, and one soon after i was born? bri ; : )

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