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Every grandchild needs a grandpa. Whether biological or not. Grandchildren deserve grandparents in their lives. They need all that I have mentioned in my poem to my grandsons. And each has there own framed copy on parchment signed by this Grandpa. I have written one for my granddaughters as well.


My grandson

A boy needs a Grandpa, 
for man-to-man talks. 

To go hand in hand, 
on companionable walks. 

To fix up his toys, 
when they no longer go. 

To tell him the things, 
little boys want to know. 

A boy needs a Grandpa, 
to show him the way. 

To handle a puppy, 
to teach him fair play. 

To impart bits of wisdom, 
he's learned through the years.

That it's no disgrace, 
for a man to shed tears. 

A boy needs a Grandpa, 
to sit on his lap. 

And if no one is looking, 
they take a wee nap. 

Each wrapped in an aura, 
of love and esteem. 

Each smiling gently, 
at some special dream.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 11/26/2013 11:52:00 PM
Hi William, I'm not too familiar with your poems... However.. This is a very heartfelt poem... Happy Thanksgiving ~ LINDA
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Date: 12/16/2018 8:19:00 PM
And these two grandsons born the same year are my first grandchildren. Haven't seen one other than via pictures. Live far away. And the other I seen and held and spoiled the only time I saw him. He now lives far away too.
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Date: 1/26/2017 8:09:00 PM
Thank you. Well when we grow older Linda and become grandpa's and grandmas , I believe our whole outlook in life changes. Of course it's heart felt. .. Thank you