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Michael Escoubas


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He’s getting into everything

and just a little in the way.

He can't seem to process

that the cat doesn't like

heavy objects heaved at her.

He can't seem to process

that the dolls on the chair

are 100 years old and not

to be handled by their hair.

He can't seem to process

that my teeth won't lift

out of my mouth tug as he might.

He can't seem to process

that the computer keys

don't like his plastic hammer.

What then can he process?

That this one man

can show this one boy

in this particular moment

his grandpa loves him

and asks nothing more

of life than to hold

this chip of star, this wisp

of light, close to his heart.

by Michael Escoubas.
Used with the author's permission.

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Michael Escoubas studied poetry and poetics for thirty years before he began writing for publication following his retirement from a career in the printing industry. He believes that poetry should elevate ordinary events of life, making them extraordinary. Michael's chapbook,Light Comes Softly, is now available. Pleasecontactus for purchasing details.


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Jo:
Very poignant poem. Such love, Grandpa, for your little one. Happy Father's Day.
Posted 06/17/2016 03:36 PM
KevinArnold:
good use of repetition; nice craft.
Posted 06/17/2016 01:05 PM
annie_jenkin:
grandpa's are as special as their grandsons, a joy to read
Posted 06/17/2016 09:49 AM
Lori Levy:
Beautiful!
Posted 06/17/2016 09:39 AM
rhonasheridan:
There are such joys in being a grand-parent
Posted 06/17/2016 09:01 AM
paradea:
I know the feeling! This is beautiful!!
Posted 06/17/2016 07:41 AM
nancy scott:
How lucky you are to have each other.
Posted 06/17/2016 07:27 AM
blueskies:
Sweet & tender & so loving. Thanks, Michael.
Posted 06/17/2016 07:24 AM
bettiebill:
Nicely done, Mike
Posted 06/17/2016 06:46 AM
Brad:
Very touching poem.
Posted 06/17/2016 06:19 AM
Katrina:
Sounds like a star Grandpa!
Posted 06/17/2016 05:58 AM


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