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Grandpa's Wink

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Grandpa's Wink

One night I was trying to put a wide-awake and unruly child to bed.
She slipped, and slid, and giggled as she ran everywhere else instead.
But then I finally caught her as she climbed upon her Daddy’s lap.
He ask her why she wouldn’t go to sleep and monsters is what he got.
So Daddy told her a bedtime story that calmed her down at last.
His chair sat by the windows, where he could see the sky.
She’d noticed that he sat there nightly starring at those stars.
He told her to look for one that winked for it was Grandma saying good night.
Another one would be Grandpa who would take her cares to heart.
And one would be her Guardian Angel to keep her safe at night.
But the best of all would be God who would be there to plot her daily course.
Then look at all the twinkling ones…. They are the Angels as they rejoice.
And the Aurora Borealis is the music to those stars.
Now listen very carefully, and watch with all your heart…
And you will see you’re not alone in your bedroom late at night.
For how can you be alone with so much going on just for you?
Then Daddy gently picked her up and took her off to bed.
Now she wouldn’t go to sleep unless the curtains were open this night instead.

Then years later I was listening as she put her own precious wee one to bed…
And you will never guess… She said exactly what her father had said…
I went back to that old chair and thanked her Daddy for his wisdom thru the years…
And as I looked upon the stars… he winked good night to me, I’m sure…

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  1. Date: 5/25/2014 10:47:00 PM
    Carol.. This was one of my top picks. I'm a softy and you spoke to my soul. Congrats on the win!

  1. Date: 5/22/2014 12:59:00 PM
    Carol, .. Thank you for supporting one of my latest contest. Stop by and enjoy my latest blog ENCORE" if you'd like. Always & Forever <3 LINDA ;-)

  1. Date: 9/29/2012 12:52:00 PM
    Generational love should be contagious, I love the huge pic you've painted! A beautiful family indeed!

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 6:41:00 PM
    So precious...I love it. I have a child who passed and like to think one of those stars is him looking down on us.....Holly Moore

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 2:25:00 PM
    A lovely story ..... so safe to sleep after such a nice story. - Carol this is a golden pearl - love it.(my youngest grandson mean: those who die - still lives on the moon - it's a cute thought) - oxox love Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/26/2012 6:13:00 AM
    Carol your lines filled my body with cold bumps,my dad died when I was 12,one of my greatest memories was of watching the stars wink while having our chat,you brought back great memories,thank you very much for this poem,fav

  1. Date: 9/23/2012 5:58:00 PM
    Ahhhh! Truly enjoyed this emotive and captivating work..I am glad that I chose it to read tonight..Thanks for stopping by my blog..Sara

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:40:00 PM
    This is a lovely story and it made me smiled, something I really needed today, I want to thank you for your comforting comment on my poem Dear God, love and light, vie

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:07:00 PM
    how poignant and filled with a language so distinct, carol.. great story write that can be passed on to the next generations!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 5:43:00 AM
    Absolutely delightful wee tale, my dear Carol! Love your sweet story telling style! Have a great day... love and hugs, Jack xox

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:39:00 AM
    A very, very touching story/poem, Carol! Thoroughly enjoyed! Caroline.

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 6:36:00 PM
    Ohhh so charming thanks so much for sharing! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 6:20:00 PM
    What a heart-warmer this is.....what a wonderful, and nostagic trip to childhood!!