Sitting in your old arm chair
with a devil may care attitude.
Talking about the ingratitude of youth,
eating microwaveable meals.
Grumpa I still love you!
I remember the times when I was young
when we played football in the park
and you helped me when I was stung
or fell over.
Life is hard
it makes you grumpy
please think of the things you’ve shown me
rather than talking about the things that make you despair,
I know behind the passive aggression you still care.
I know I sometimes take the mick
but really Grumpa I can see all your tricks
there is still to my surprise
magic behind those eyes.
Bedtime stories being read;
Grumpa don’t lose the thread
We all need a grandfather like you
for you have all the experience you will know what to do.
By Daniel Hooks