Family Tree

 

Her wrinkled hand took hold of his

as she sang a grand old song

Her grandson  looked at it & said:

You've been in the bath too long!

 

She said, "Those creases are like  the circles 

within a wonderful tree!

It shows how long I've been around

How long that I've been me!"

 

There's a lot of creases there, Grandma

They've spread right up to your face!

I reckon if  you were a tree,

you'd have grown right into space!

 

"Well, thanks for that! My dear Grandson

You've made me feel so old!

Best get you off to bed in case 

I suddenly turn green with mould!"

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Stephen Atkinson

Wed 23rd Nov 2022 12:03

Thank you for commenting Helene, Keith, Ulilleam, M.C. John B & John C (yes, the nip test is always a good gauge!). Glad you thought it worthy.
And for all the likes! 🌈🌷🌷

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John Botterill

Tue 22nd Nov 2022 07:04

Lovely poetry, Stephen. Out of the mouths of babes and suckling, eh? 😂

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John Coopey

Mon 21st Nov 2022 22:28

I remember showing the kids when they were little how you can tell someone's age by pinching the skin on the back of their hand. Theirs reverted to flat immediately, so fast you couldn't see it. These days mine takes a fortnight to subside!

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 21st Nov 2022 14:52

A charming mix of a life lived and fond cross-generational humour.

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Uilleam Ó Ceallaigh

Mon 21st Nov 2022 10:25

"Those creases are like the circles 

within a wonderful tree!

It shows how long I've been around

How long that I've been me!"

I love that.

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keith jeffries

Sun 20th Nov 2022 17:40

Great humour, She needs a few lotions and potions.
Thanks
Keith

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Hélène

Sun 20th Nov 2022 17:09

Lovely! When I look in the mirror & see all the wrinkles on my face, I will think of this poem, Stephen. So sweet!

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