My grandfather's shadow

My grandfather's shadow

A Poem by DONNA WEBBER
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A true poem written from my heart describing the gift that I received as a young child in my grandfather's shadow

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                       GRANDFATHER'S SHADOW


     As a child I found comfort
in my Grandfather's shadow
nestling in his towing wisdom
his spoken words
gently whispered guidance
as callused hands told stories
walking me through his years
with innocent glimpses
  of his unmet dreams
His aging eyes captured my adoration
mirroring tradition and casting fortune
At times they would twinkle
inviting my loyalty and respect
as his unrestrained smile balanced
yesterdays pains and joy
Time embedded forehead lines
mapped his many journeys and detours
through life with respect not regret
Often my Grandfather would cup his ear
as he listened to my hunger for his affection
while never letting on that he knew
my adventurous stories were exaggerated
for his benefit
My Grandfather always paused before he spoke
claiming my full attention in anticipation
for the "rest of the story"
and the lessons behind his words
I carry my Grandfather's impact on me
as I map out and journey my own life
while I proudly dance in his shadow.
                                                                 

© 2017 DONNA WEBBER


Author's Note

DONNA WEBBER
I speak from my heart I don't add periods are commas or exclamation points I think my words will take you there

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Added on January 28, 2017
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Tags: Aging, wisdom, nostalgia

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DONNA WEBBER
DONNA WEBBER

Beverly, MA



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I love writing from deep thoughts, emotions, pensive ,at times funny . I don't know the rules of poetry and usually right as in spoken word. I've always enjoyed writing not looking for fame at times I.. more..

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