Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Post at The High Calling

Today, I have a post over at The High Calling – a story about having no grandfather stories. The post will be live this morning. As a small introduction…

Grandfather’s Story

He stares, dimly, peering
at, listening to this
world he’s been
designed into.
His hand wraps
around my finger, with a
surprisingly strong grip
for one less than
an hour old.
I lean my head and kiss
the little forehead, and
I know:
today, a grandfather
has been born.

17 comments:

Jerry said...

Wonderful. I love the finish.

S. Etole said...

And one happy Grandpa at that ...

Robert Treskillard said...

Very fun!

Maureen said...

So much deep tenderness in this poem, Glynn. You're a natural at that grandfatherly stuff.

JC Dude said...

That was coooool!

jasons said...

Thanks for the big ol' smile today, Glynn. Love this.

L.L. Barkat said...

I love the finish too. The turn, on being born.

Jeanne Damoff said...

So sweet. Especially love the ending.

David Rupert said...

I love that you are starting a grandpa tradition....Can hardly wait for my own!

n. davis rosback said...

his little hand wrapped around your little finger
and you wrapped around his.

pretty good deal.

Linda said...

And so begins one of the sweetest journeys of a lifetime. So precious Glynn.

Jeff Jordan said...

Love the way you leave your heart on the paper, Glynn. Great example. Really liked the post at the High Calling too!

Jingle said...

pleasant post.

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Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

So glad I dropped over for the poem, too... This is lovely.

daddywasastreetcorner said...

^_^ I suppose I should say congratulations? Well done - I enjoyed the poem wholeheartedly.

theperfectionproject said...

Oh, that was precious!