My Other Grandfather

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He was a tough guy and drank too much

making steel, but he always loved Christmas

maybe it was the tenderness once a year,

lots of presents. Working in the factory,

then as a bartender, and the liquor store,

like I said he was tough, but not with me

I always saw the other side of him, he had a soul,

a gentle soul, and at the nursing home

he never liked being left alone,

and at the end he wasn’t.

Rest in peace, GrandPop.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

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15 thoughts on “My Other Grandfather

  1. Simply beautiful! One of my grandpas was just like that, but he loved me with his whole heart and I loved him back the same way… 🙂

  2. A beautiful tribute to a kind man. Glad to hear he didn’t die alone. The only grandfather I knew was my paternal grandmother’s second husband, a very tall skinny old man with snow-white curly hair. He only loved his bees and me. May they all rest in peace.

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