a poem I wrote for my Grandsons

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Judge Sharpe

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A little while ago several of our members shared poems that they wrote. My aren't we a literary bunch.
I thought I would share a poem I wrote a couple of years ago for my grandsons.

For Will and Porter

Come and sit on my lap
While we listen to the crickets
And the frogs
And tell stories
Of pirates and cowboys
About fish we caught
And adventures we will have

Lay back with me on the grassy hill
And listen to the song of the stars
And the lullaby of the man in the moon

We will watch the sun setting
And the fireflies flitting
And feel the night

Hold my hand
And tell me about your day
And I will tell of my life

I will show you how
To find birds nests
And how to whittle a stick
And how to talk to girls

Teach me to be a boy again
And I will show you how to be a man

I will remind you not to spit
In front of a lady
And teach you words you can’t use
Around your parents


And songs to sing with your buddies
About bowlegged women
And 15 men on a dead mans chest
And all the timeless hymns

Share your gum with me
And I will teach you about
Brown Mule Tobaccy,
Just as I learned
So many years ago
From grand fathers long gone.

I will listen to your problems
And share your joys
And your heart breaks too

You will be my best friend
And I will be your pal
And call you kid

You will make me young again
And I will try to make
Growing up a little more fun

When you find the one
You will love forever
I will tell you all I know
About women
It won’t take long

And make it all right
With your mamma
And grand mamma
That there is another
Beautiful woman in your life

When you upset your Dad
I will remind him that
He was a boy once
And did a lot of growing

I am there when you need me
And all I ask
Is that you sit on my lap
And listen to the crickets
And the frogs
And tell stories
Of pirates and cowboys
About fish we caught
And adventures we will have
 

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Judge, I have often thought of your user name. :D

Poems have lost their glory. I am just old enough that my teachers still appreciated poetry. Therefore, I have an affection for them.

It is always the thoughts that matter. The evidence of a thinker. You are a thinker. Good poem.
 

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A very good poem! You did a great job. It will always be special to your grandsons. Thank you for sharing. I love poetry. Children are not taught poetry any more. I had several poems that I used to have my students memorize. It finally got to where most of them could or would not try to memorize anything.
 
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Ok my name is Bill Brower Judge Sharpe is my user name. Don't need credit, just glad you enjoyed it and I hope you will read it to your children and Grand children. I enjoy writing poems. I have another couple for kids and some for adults.
I enjoy the poets and writers on here and other forums I visit because it gives a window into their lives and souls.
Oh heck I am being profound again. Maybe if I lay down it will pass. LOL
I get a lot of enjoyment from the coffee shop and check it everyday.
 

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Judge Sharpe":12em9kgg said:
Ok my name is Bill Brower Judge Sharpe is my user name. Don't need credit, just glad you enjoyed it and I hope you will read it to your children and Grand children. I enjoy writing poems. I have another couple for kids and some for adults.
I enjoy the poets and writers on here and other forums I visit because it gives a window into their lives and souls.
Oh heck I am being profound again. Maybe if I lay down it will pass. LOL
I get a lot of enjoyment from the coffee shop and check it everyday.
Me too. They's some characters with stories on here.
 

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Judge Sharpe":c8220i7r said:
Ok my name is Bill Brower Judge Sharpe is my user name. Don't need credit, just glad you enjoyed it and I hope you will read it to your children and Grand children. I enjoy writing poems. I have another couple for kids and some for adults.
I enjoy the poets and writers on here and other forums I visit because it gives a window into their lives and souls.
Oh heck I am being profound again. Maybe if I lay down it will pass. LOL
I get a lot of enjoyment from the coffee shop and check it everyday.

Bill, you need to post more often some of us coffee shop regulars could stand to read a little more of your wisdom. My grandpa used to chew Days Work plug tobacco when you mentioned the Brown Mule tobacco I thought of him.
 

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Great Poem Bill--this is the 2nd time today I thought of or heard Brown Mule--haven't seen it in a long time.
"Feel the night" ........I know what you mean....... and I bet it isn't the cold of the night.

Those kids are lucky to have you as a pawpaw, and we're lucky to have you as a poet.
 

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