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Footsteps From Above

In this father’s mind, there is no other kind
Of noises that so resemble love
As the sounds that come from there, atop of the stairs
The patter of footsteps from above.

They’re scurrying about, the youngest one will shout
His sister just gave him a shove
Then she’ll plead her case, “Dad, he’s in my face”,
The patter of footsteps from above.

I know that one day, those noises will fade,
The patter of footsteps from above,
As the children grow old and their future is told,
And they vacate the nest like a dove.

But one day it’ll be back, from their own kids in fact,
The patter of footsteps from above,
When they come see granddad, and again I’ll be glad,
To hear those sounds I love coming from above.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 4/13/2012 5:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your win in the wonderful contest Francine sponsored "children in rhyme". You did yourself proud with this super poem Joe. Love, Carol
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Date: 4/12/2012 9:28:00 AM
congrats Joe on a great big win for this excellent expression on children luv..
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Date: 4/12/2012 8:15:00 AM
A Very enjoyable read! Congratulations on your win.
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Date: 4/12/2012 7:02:00 AM
What a wonderful poem Joe! Congratulations on your win ...Samia
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Date: 4/12/2012 4:12:00 AM
Aww, sooo sweet,, a very heartwarming piece, the present with our kids is such a joy and the future... Nothing like a dad's love for his darlings!!Congrats Joe on a well deserved win.. huggs, gautami
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Date: 4/11/2012 11:19:00 PM
Great poem of love for your children. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Date: 4/11/2012 10:24:00 PM
congrats on your fifth place win Joe with this great entry
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Date: 11/10/2010 10:07:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry X2 making it through the first round of the Poetrysoup site contest Joe. The best to you in the finals. Love, Carol
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Date: 11/10/2010 4:49:00 AM
Congrats Joe on having two poems selected in the first round of competition in the P.S. contest luv.. good luck in the next phase ...
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Date: 11/9/2010 7:35:00 PM
Congrats on making it through the first round of the Soup contest with TWO terric entries, Joe! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 9/24/2010 4:37:00 PM
So glad to find this poem on the featured page....heartwarming and sweet...the love of being a Dad shines through! Congrats, Joe!! ~
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Date: 9/23/2010 10:23:00 PM
Joe, Congratulations! On having your poem featured this week. A poem well deserved, keep the fascinating poetry coming" Nathan D.
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Date: 9/23/2010 11:30:00 AM
Joe, CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful poem being featured this week. Enjoyed the selection of all the poetry on the front page. Have yourself a nice and wonderful day,..p.d.
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Date: 9/21/2010 10:20:00 PM
Hey Joe, Congratulations on your poem featured on Soup this week! Peace, Audrey
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Date: 9/21/2010 11:15:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Joe. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/20/2010 9:47:00 PM
Congratulations on your excellent poem being featured this week Joe. I know the feeling of children growing up...my youngest is about to be married and will move out completely in October. The other two have been long gone. I really enjoyed reading this one. Love, Connie
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Date: 9/19/2010 11:08:00 PM
wonderful poem Joe, congrats on having it featured this week
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Date: 9/19/2010 8:50:00 PM
Congrats Joe on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all my friend with luv...
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Date: 6/20/2010 12:32:00 PM
Enjoy that patter while you can and hold those memories in your heart, Joe. Perhaps one day there will be the patter of great grandchildren, too. My Dad lived long enough to hear these This is an excellent example that truly helps entrants understand what you are seeking in your contest. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/19/2010 11:29:00 AM
A very nice example-I'm not sure I can top it!~Tirzah~
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Date: 6/18/2010 10:34:00 PM
this is really nice, nostalgic. REminds me of country music themes, kids getting old and leaving the nest. I hope you accept normal quaterns as well as modified in your contest! Thanks for telling us of your example here. LUv, Andrea
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Date: 5/25/2010 3:33:00 PM
Written so joyfully- fantastic poem- Congrats on the win Joe
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Date: 5/24/2010 10:59:00 AM
Hello Joe: Great poem. Reminds me of the circle of life principel. Have a great day. Yours truly: Sheol
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Date: 5/23/2010 6:49:00 PM
Congrats Joe on your 1st place in Paula's contest..magnificent poem that touches the heart and soul... luv from the "Sweetheart"... new blog on Adam and Eve...
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Date: 5/23/2010 5:55:00 AM
Congratulations, very good poem, you have a very good imagination.
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