Below is the poem entitled I declare myself blessed which was written by poet
Newman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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As a child I wanted to be a pilot and writer I wasn’t interested in much else.
I became a Marine at 17 a husband at 20, a father at 23 a grandfather at 50
I am a happy middle age fat man with the same wife of 41 years and she
is still all I will ever need. I am blessed. Much more than I deserve
A more than wonderful wife, 2 fantastic daughters and 3 sweet grandchildren.
A son in law that loves my daughter and their children
Oh yea, and a crazy dog.
I can hear our granddaughter asking daddy over the phone
if they can go somewhere after work when he gets home
while her brother and his dog play happily out back
Grandma and aunty entertain the youngest of the pack
and now mommy puts them all in the tub
splashing is followed by laughter and more splashing
and laughter and splashing until all have had a scrub
Just in time for daddy
And that is exactly why I bought this house