Fairytale Fishin' Let’s go to the pond. Fairytale fishing is best- when Gramps comes along. No buckets, no boats, And no carrying large totes. Just Grandpa and me. A pole in each hand Crickets wait by the pond bank Gramps catches our bait. A nibble, a tug- A fisherman feels the line- Waits to jerk the hook. A flip-flopping, splash Reeling in a big fat bass. Little ones go free.
My Grand is an alien, not the kind from outer space but another place. Tock-Tick, tock-tick, tock Grand's house mingles with the past Time ripples backward What, no game controls! Grand's and electronic foe But, I'm never bored. Grand swishes me off to hunt for hidden treasures with only one clue. Treasures lie within. Only the bravest of braves dare enter-'Boardroom' She's a game wizard I'm the assigned scorekeeper We battle with cards. Grand's the marble champ Her marbles have names-Galaxy Star Dust, Jupiter. The universe rules. She's the brightest star around I believe it's true. We follow all rules though we rearrange a few Mom is cool with that. I pick the veggies. Cheesy cheese and pizza sauce topping my deep crust. Peel, double whop-POP! Biscuits laid out, cut in half. Fried, light, and golden. Crispy and warm, Yum! Sprinkle on sugar dust for a delicious treat. Sometimes, I forget Hold your tongue, hang your towel after the shower. Growing up is hard. Every day learning is new. But I'm not alone. Grand's shoulder is there. Reminding me of blessings in following rules. Mom's dismayed to see fingerprint flowers displayed on the windowpanes. Leave them there, my dear. They remind me Hope was here. Then Grand winks at me. We made those flowers with air breaths and fingerprints intentionally. We watch old movies reels, tapes or DVDs. How can that be me? But it was Momma giggling with Granny Sue swinging from my tree. Tock tick, tick tock tick The clock chimes it's time to go Love you, see you soon. Mom, I hear you say that Grand is an alien Is that really true? Just bits of silliness, dear. Grand said the same thing about Granny Sue. We were best buddies. She loved me like Grand loves you. Granny was special. Yesteryears refer to another time and place. Now, I understand. Grandbabies creates rite of passage for all parents to become GRAND>