My Old Man’s Old Man

My Old Man’s Old Man

A Poem by Thomas Sawyer
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My Grandad came to my house early this year, and behold, he was old! Wrote this for him.

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Deep lines  are etched upon his face

Muscles, bones and teeth are falling out of place

Didn’t know my Pa could look so bad

What on earth is happening to my Granddad?

 

I’m his firstborn’s firstborn

I know he loves me like his own son

But I can barely feel him when he hugs me

I love my Pa, Age why not let him be

 

Strength fading from his once strong arms

Weed grown all over his once clean farms

Play ball with me, he no longer can

But I know I still love my Old man’s old man.

© 2011 Thomas Sawyer


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Thomas Sawyer
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This truly captures the worst thing about aging and growing older. No one likes to watch their grandparents or parents fall apart but we must all remember that it's all a part of life... you've done an excellent job with word choice, rhyme, and making me tear up again!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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I'm glad you still love him because it happens to all of us if we keep getting out of bed everyday. Like an old car with too many miles on it, our parts start breaking and falling off, and it's not our fault. A while back, I thought I smelled my long-deceased dad but then realized that it was me I smelled. Take care of your granddad and love him as long as you can.

Posted 11 Years Ago


I like this poem. My grandpa is getting old so I can relate. Just to let you know, though, the line "I love my Pa, Age why not let him be" I didn't quite understand.. Maybe there was supposed to be a question mark at the end of that line. Either way, great poem! =)

Posted 12 Years Ago


This is heart breaking. It makes me miss my grandpa. ):

Posted 12 Years Ago


This truly captures the worst thing about aging and growing older. No one likes to watch their grandparents or parents fall apart but we must all remember that it's all a part of life... you've done an excellent job with word choice, rhyme, and making me tear up again!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on January 27, 2011
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