Limerick : Once a Lonely Grand-Dad in a Log-Jam
Once a Lonely Grand-Dad in a Log-Jam
Paid an urgent visit to a Grande-Dame*
She lifted the stuck log
During Pea-Souper smog
Damn ! Got carried down Grand-Dad Rapids – Wham !
* Dame : pronounced as in French
© TWignesan – Paris, 2013
"I'm Sixty Five he told his grandson,"
"That's why it's so hard for me to run!"
The boy could not hide
What he felt inside
He asked, "Grandpa, did you start at one?"
My grandfather can’t really hear
He should have an aid in his ear
No sound that is found
Can he listen profound
And see that the noise can appear
Live hard and die young has gone awry
I lived hard but not enough to die
Aches and sprains
Live hard and die hard seems to apply!
Grandpa said, "I bought a hearing aid of late"
"Though It was expensive, it really works great!"
His grandson said, "I see,"
"And what kind might it be?"
Grandpa then replied, "It's ten minutes till eight!"
Pa could not bend over to the stove like he should
The wood is too heavy for Ma is understood
To ease this plight
And make it right
Mama bent over after Papa got wood!
A grandfather clock sure is grand
Chime the time, on an antique stand
But if late you get
There's one sure bet
That old clock won't give you a hand!
Grandpa's miniature toy boat
I borrowed the vintage to float
Down the slope full of rain
Oops gone down a storm drain
Lucky Gramps didn't go for my throat
Submitted on March 3, 2019, for contest DOWN A STORM DRAIN GONE FOREVER sponsored by EVE ROPER