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Sonnet for my grandson aged 5

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Mishap Tue 19-Aug-14 14:18:39

Your questing soul craves knowledge, as if air.
And thrives on finding obscure facts to share.
How dinosaurs evolved and what they ate,
And diverse theories to explain their fate.
How time is seen in rings in ancient trees,
And how it is that penguins do not freeze.
The manatee's a mammal, did you know?
And sunsets are refracted light, although
Pollution plays its part and makes them red;
And - do I really have to go to bed?
I'm just on chapter three, and need to read
The bit about how armadillos breed.

I join your journey, walk awhile with you
And glimpse your wonder, see the world anew

rubysong Tue 19-Aug-14 14:48:57

That is lovely mishap and so well suits a five year old (what is it about dinosaurs that makes all DGC fascinated at that age?). I hope you put a copy in a safe place for him when he grows up.

Grannyknot Tue 19-Aug-14 14:57:12

Lovely indeed.

My son loved dinosaurs from that age too... and didn't give up on the theme, he became a geologist smile

Icyalittle Tue 19-Aug-14 15:37:28

Oh wow, Mishap that is fantastic. So, so like my son at that age. I shall keep it to read to my grandson when he is a bit older. Thank you.

Treebee Tue 19-Aug-14 16:29:44

That's great Mishap. My GS is 5 today and this describes his infinite curiosity well.

amarmai Mon 23-Mar-15 12:23:38

thank You, Mishap, for your beautiful poem. It brought tears to my eyes.

Mishap Mon 23-Mar-15 13:03:51

Glad you like it!

rockgran Mon 23-Mar-15 13:29:17

In tears now.
How lovely - it reminds me of a "free style" poem I wrote for my baby grandson years ago. It still makes me cry for his lost babyhood.


The house is littered with the evidence of a grandchild’s visit.
Chaos in every room, weariness in every bone.
But now….. that precious moment when,
heavy in my arms. he relaxes and relinquishes his grip upon the day.

In the darkened room
My eyes now accustomed to the gloom
I gaze upon his perfect face now stilled in sleep.
Job done.
Time to put him down in his awaiting cot…
stealing a few moments more of this blessed peace
I claim my blissful reward…..
And hold him.

Maggiemaybe Mon 23-Mar-15 13:50:38

That's lovely, rockgran. I've just been gazing on my own sleeping DGS's beautiful face and reflecting on how blessed I am.

rockgran Mon 23-Mar-15 13:53:26

Cherish this time, Maggiemaybe. It is gone in a flash.

Maggiemaybe Mon 23-Mar-15 13:55:32

Oh, I shall. Thank you. flowers

Mishap Mon 23-Mar-15 14:13:08

Rockgran - that is lovely. I am sure we all know what you mean.

My DGD sometimes has her daytime nap on my lap when she has her day a week here. How I treasure those times. And it makes my DD jealous as she will not do it for her!

We are so lucky to have GC and to be able to experience those lovey times all over again.

Mishap Mon 23-Mar-15 14:15:23

I am interested from your profile to see that you are NOT SPORTY! Join the clan! Perhaps a poem on this might be in order?

rockgran Mon 23-Mar-15 16:36:05

Thankyou, Mishap. My grandsons now live abroad so those memories are all the more precious. I'd love a cuddle right now!

I may work on the "not sporty theme" - glad I'm not alone!

hildajenniJ Mon 23-Mar-15 16:44:51

I've just had a very long and rambling phone conversation with DGS age 2. There were lots of hello, juice, no, Lego, brum, brum. I wish I had a video phone as I would love to see him. Not long to wait though, I,'m visiting in the Easter holidays.

amarmai Wed 25-Mar-15 13:19:46

thank you, Rockgran! More tears----

daffydil Thu 26-Mar-15 09:44:19

Lovely poems. Yes cherish their babyhood and young years. I look at my 6'2" grandson and GD who is now a mother herself and wonder where the years went. Was is really 15 years ago that I took them to see James and the Giant Peach at the theatre with a visit to McDonalds afterwards as a special treat? So when DGD brings great grandson to visit (fortunately they live locally) I try to make the most of every minute.