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Grandpa Walks with Luna at Four
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Jim Gustafson


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On the forest path
Where we walk
You are perched
On my aging shoulders
We giggle at the birds'
Silly songs
Your hands hold tight
To my thin gray hair
I cannot help
But think ahead
To your prom
So many years
Yet to pass before
You will dress
As a fair maiden
To be taken
Away by a knight
In his father's car
And I, if there is grace,
Will be here
To watch you go
To worry, until
I see you again
And you tell me
Almost everything
There is to tell
About the night
From Driving Home (Aldrich Press. 2013).
Used here with the author’s permission.
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Jim Gustafson says, “Though I am old and ‘wear the bottom of my trousers rolled,’ I am a student in the MFA program at the University of Tampa.” After a career as a clergyman and, later, a radio station manager, Jim is now focused on writing. His first book of poems, Driving Home, was released by Aldrich Press in January, 2013. Jim lives in Fort Myers, Florida; learn more about him at www.jimgustafson.com.



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lumbinabasigosain:
beautiful short & sweet poem.
Posted 05/21/2013 01:59 AM
blueskies:
Delightful walk with the poem & poet. Thank you for the beauty expressed within these words...
Posted 05/20/2013 08:20 PM
blueskies:
What a true delight to walk within this poem & poet! Thanks & Kudos for expressing IT so beautifully.
Posted 05/20/2013 08:19 PM
CamilleBalla:
Very nice...I especially like 'knight in his father's car' and 'I, if there is grace, will be here...
Posted 05/20/2013 12:51 PM
japatha:
This one speaks to me...the place I currently dwell in.
Posted 05/20/2013 09:42 AM
paradea:
Great poem.
Posted 05/20/2013 09:11 AM
Wilda Morris:
Ah, yes. How true!
Posted 05/20/2013 09:01 AM
peninsulapoet:
Perfect.
Posted 05/20/2013 08:54 AM
mimi:
"almost" everything...some things best not to know! lovely and true poem.. Sharon Auberle
Posted 05/20/2013 08:45 AM
vscholtz:
"And I, if there is grace, Will be here" Just what I say to myself about my grandson. Thanks so much for a beautiful start to my day.
Posted 05/20/2013 07:39 AM
jeanie:
I love the line "And I, if there is grace,"
Posted 05/20/2013 06:55 AM
erinsnana:
a very sweet poem!
Posted 05/20/2013 06:54 AM


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