Tom J. Mariani
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2008: Grandpa Will Never Be Asked To Help With Homework Again
Had the grandkids overnight
Dinner baths and do homework
Before TV - - - their Mom said
I cleared and washed dishes
Grandma supervised baths
Then homework - - -
To speed things up
I offered to help so I could see TV too
Working on silent 'e's
Grandma came up with cut to cute
I added butt to butte
Never to be asked again
Frost covers fallen bridges,
As it does the ones that stand.
The whiteness settles overywhere.
It's gone when I touch your hand.
The morning is when we see the frost,
Yet we know it came the night before.
I've been awake, still it has come;
Quiet and cold to our locked door.