"A Grandfather's Love"
A poem dedicated to grandfathers everywhere. Written for Becky, from Kit, in loving memory to my own grandfather Clarence Mayhugh.
A Grandfather is a mentor.
Teaching you many wonderful and exciting things.
A Grandfather is a historian.
A living glimpse into your family's past.
A Grandfather is a story teller.
With a treasure trove of tales to be told.
A Grandfather is a best friend.
Keeping all your secrets safe.
A Grandfather is a teddy bear.
Giving you comfort and security.
A Grandfather is a rock.
Keeping you safely anchored during the most violant of life's storms.
A Grandfather is all of those, and so much more.
So the next time you visit your grandfather, give him an extra-special hug... just because he's there. For there are few things in life as special, as a grandfather's love.
I miss you terribly, grandpa..
This is a poem I wrote for a friend of mine after her grandfather died, in memory of my own grandfather who passed away in '95.