Thursday, December 30, 2010

Magical Moment 329, "I Saw My Grandpa Today"

I saw my grandpa today.
It's been a few years for me now.
I drove out quite a way,
through the country where farmers plow.

Out past the school with only one room
Where Grandpa went as a kid.
Now it's deserted as a tomb,
With field mice and birds amid.

And when I arrived at Grandpa's place
I didn't play like before.
It was a small, quiet, and gentle space,
And I couldn't roughhouse anymore.

We talked mostly of the changing times,
The bait shop is closed now too.
"Did you know my last name is now Grimes?"
He wasn't there, but he knew.

Not much else to speak of and yet,
I lingered there for a while.
Among Iris, Rosemary, and Violet,
I bid goodbye with a smile.

I saw my Grandpa today.
It's been a few years for me now.
And I left a wet tear on the ground where he lay,
"I'll come back soon," I vow.