Thursday, December 01, 2011


I had soup with my grandson yesterday
it was quite an amazing treat
it filled me up in a special kind of way
and I even got to eat,

his celery became a green dinosaur
his carrot a crocodile
while I stood basking on the shore
in the radiance of his smile;

such silliness was so sublime
who ever would have guessed
that my weary days of wasted rhyme
could be so truly blessed

and although time will play its tricks
by moving much too fast
I’ll binge on these few precious ticks
as long as they may last.


Shirley Allard said...

It's so good to hear happy thoughts pouring from your heart! I know how much children can enrich your life and I'm thrilled for you. They have a unique perspective... if you don't believe it, give him a camera. I gave one to my granddaughter when she was only 2 or 3 and it's so neat to see the world from their perspective! (Lots of pictures of my belly button though) LOL

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


What a lovely treat you have served up with this poem.
As a grandmother myself, to a six-month old boy, I know that the days of 'playing with food,' are not too far away (again!!!).
Simply moments to treasure...

Eileen :)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I so enjoyed this poem......being with kids keeps us young! Lovely.

Laurie Kolp said...

Children have such a wonderful perspective on life. I love being around them because they really put me in the moment.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, in all innocence they work their magic on old bones and psyches.

I'll binge on these few precious tics
as long as they may last.

Lovely poem.

madhumakhi said...

What a nice poem. Time has a way of playing tricks but the good moments in life look like the went on forever in retrospect. I really like the way you described your time with your grandson.

Dave King said...

A fine poem and an enjoyable read.

Anonymous said...

Its a joy most of the time to sit at the table with my granddaughter and see her imagination run riot with what's on the plate, so much hilarity, it's hard to eat at the same time!
Lovely little tribute to meal times with grandchildren.

Old Raven said...

Gosh, this was a delight to awaken to!

Ella said...

I love the idea of binging on beautiful memories~ I really enjoyed this. Beautiful! :D filled with magic!

Daydreamertoo said...

Awww those are the precious moments that later when we think back on them always give us back a heart smile.
This is lovely!

Carrie Van Horn said...

Precious moments for the soul is an amazing relationship between a grandparent and a is truly "grand"!!

Jan Freeman said...

Great poem, Bob. You are blessed. My grandchildren are still behind the eye :-)

rch said...

Hi everyone - I am indeed lucky and thank the Lord everyday, thanks for your awesome comments.

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

family time is divine time.
great message,

Happy Friday.

Janet Martin said...