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Bring Me Memories of Grandfather

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Bring Me Memories of Grandfather

bring me around his blazing fireplace
and I'll tell you leprechaun stories

safe from their torment outside 

bring me to the train platform
and I'll grip grandfather's hand tightly

as we turn and wave goodbye

bring me the old shoes grandfather wore
and I'll dream the steps he took

to reach my side

bring me his tiny gold-rimmed glass
filled with sherry

and I'll toast grandmother's birthday

75 years ago

bring me his elegant blue suit
and I'll look through a 4 year old boys eyes

his final resting place 




In honor of William J. Bumford
My Grandpa
1893-1962




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  1. Date: 11/18/2012 6:14:00 PM
    Absolutely beautiful tribute to your grandfather. I loved my grandfather so much. I was his "girl". (Plus I was the baby.) It sounds like you have so many memories....how nice! Thanks for commenting on my poems. It means alot!! xxoo Holly Moore

  1. Date: 11/3/2012 3:22:00 PM
    this is truly an inspiring poem, Jimbo.. the last stanza, would in my opinion, vie with the classic of poetry....

  1. Date: 11/2/2012 2:19:00 PM
    Great work in honor of your grandfather..Reads like he was very tall in your eyes..Enjoyed reading your excellent work about him..Thanks for stopping by..The Cardinals flew into my back yard (for back earlier this year just before nesting and after nestings they would come and drink from the birdbath and eat seed and suet) looking for the water mostly..I noticed that only one flew down to eat the Rudbeckia seeds from the summer blossoms..I guess they were more in need of water..Sara

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 2:42:00 PM
    amazing, I found two really great ones of yours today!!

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 7:20:00 PM
    A touching tribute to your grandpa, James. Heartfelt! Ruben.