To The VIM (Very Important Males) in My Life
Three males have had a major effect on my life. As each embodies a unique style,I felt that it would be appropriate to construct three poems that differ stylistically. The first poem represents my young grandson. The other two, I hope, speak for themselves.
My hero these days is a young man named
Who’s learning to stand on his own two (big)
While turning to Mom, Dad, and Big Sister,
For lots of support, hugs, and good times.
This boy is a virtual artist
A knack for creating is one of
He draws superheroes-well, just like a
(Where that talent comes from,
I truly don’t
He battles the Naughty Guys
(Just for pretend)
Since each Superhero’s
Builds structures with Legos
And manages bedtime without much
The hurricane struck, and he helped sweep
(Although when the lights went out.... he was
He’s t-ball proficient ( like many young
At cleaning up
He likes to play games on his Leapster
And hates when he loses.
He’d much rather
The Boy Superhero.
(He’s starting to learn
That all Caped Crusaders must wait for
He’s funny, and pensive, and clever,
If ever you meet him,
You’re in for
If I woud try to list my “I love Thee’s,”
I’d (maybe) get as far as number 2,
When you would feign a cough and/or a sneeze,
And end up looking somewhere near your shoe.
If I’d begin to verbalize the ways
You’ve managed to improve with every year,
You’d open up the newspaper and gaze
Beyond my eyes with, “what’s for dinner, Dear?”
If I’d recite all that you mean to me,
And count the many things that you’vr done right,
You’d turn bright pink and mumble tenderly,
“I”d better do the income tax tonight.”
Embarrassing to hear how I love you?
Then let it just suffice to say,”I do.”
In Memoriam: A Memory
Tell me there’s no
And I’ll tell you
For I knew one
for a long
wore a business suit,
drove a Buick,
and lived in a nice house,
all of which he earned by working
He had a wife
and a dog that resembled
a frankfurter with feet.
taught me that
you can make lists of dreams
and hope they’ll come true
as long as
do your part
to make it happen.
He also taught me that
You have to feed the reindeer
And put gas
In the sleigh.
It's really plain to see.
If there hadn't been a
There wouldn't be