Grandfather's Story

Grandfather's Story

A Poem by Cyprian Van Dyke

The clock is the eyes, the heart is the bell.

Grandfather sits by my side with a story to tell.

Back in the day, there was a painter,

But he could only draw poor abstract pictures.

But in time he learned to draw better.

Still life, became real life & he became a realist.

But the day came, when he a saw woman

He wanted to draw,

But there was more than met the eye about her.

He started to daydream

And saw her in a realm

That he couldn’t believe was real.

Walls lined with love seats,

A chandelier draping from the ceiling,

& a fireplace roaring and waving in 3D.    

This once realist became a hopeless romantic,

And started writing poetry to cope with it,

But it only strengthened his condition.

He became so desperate, he took the first step

He introduced himself to her.

He had many strikes and many home runs.

He got to the world series, & married her.

As the story ended,

I woke up seeing my grandfather’s eyes in the clock,

And hearing his heart in the bell.

The bird in his mouth went back in

& never came back out.

I understood what the story was all about

& how I could apply it in my life right now.  

Speak to the woman of my dreams

& make it to the world series, stop chickening out.

July 5.2017



© 2017 Cyprian Van Dyke



Author's Note

Cyprian Van Dyke


I wrote this poem because of the first line, but when it came to the story within the story I remembered this movie.

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very well written...i loved how the poem began and ended!
The clock is the eyes, the heart is the bell.
Grandfather sits by my side with a story to tell.
The clock is the eyes, the heart is the bell. Grandfather sits by my side with a story to tell.
Beautiful verses!

Posted 5 Months Ago


Cyprian Van Dyke

5 Months Ago

Thank you, very! :)

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