Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Poem--About My Grandson Colin

Love Is in My Grandson’s Heart

Linda reads the book on grandmothers to four-year-old Colin.
It begins with names for grandmother from many different languages:
Oma, Maimeó , Babushka, Nonna, Abuela, Grand-mère, MeMaw . . .

And ends with the Grandma in the story telling her grandson,
Who looked a lot like Colin,
“I know you love me. I can see the love in your eyes.”

Colin reacted oddly, closing his eyes tight,

Then putting his right hand over his heart, saying,

“No, it’s not my eyes—it’s in my heart.”

[Bob Coughlin / October 22, 2014]

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