Teacher Tales: Grandma’s House

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Teacher Tales: Grandma’s House

December 23, 2015 Writing Advice 0

Today, I’m sharing a Christmas dinner poem, from the archives of my memory. Enjoy!

O holy night,

Let’s give thanks

For

Neck bones swimming in

Spaghetti sauce,

&

We kids,

for

Grandma’s homemade,

Baseball sized meatballs.

Grandma and Great Auntie,

Sneak a shot of Anisette

Behind closed pantry doors,

&

We kids,

Full of rigatoni and pizelles,

(but never calamari!),

Lie on full tummies

Encased in footie pajamas,

Watch good Ol’ Charlie Brown

Pick a scraggly tree

&

We kids,

Not yet fully aware

Of life and age

Beyond single digits,

Rest our sleepy eyes,

Dreaming

Of action figures and

Red Rider BB rifles.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas, Eric Keizer

 

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