Silver and gold by Joe Lyons

Silver and gold by Joe Lyons

Are all granddads full of fun?

Always with kind words?

Do all Nans say, when granddad smiles

that they could charm the birds?

When granddad laughs his tummy shakes

it really is the best

It wobbles like jelly,

when we kids bounce on his chest

At night we have a story before we go to sleep

Tales of wonder and heroes just about to leap

Always into danger to rescue a maiden fair

She awaits with a smiling face and long golden hair

Fighting dragons and fierce creatures we’d travel near and far

Our mission to save good people although we’d never go by car

With his golden teeth and silver hair glinting in the sun

I’d fall asleep after each adventure safe, content we’d had good fun

We could never come to any harm with granddad always there

Sleep always coming easy, in our life without a care

Granddads bedtime stories entertain us while they’re here

Except when he falls asleep after he’s had a glass of beer

Granddads and Nans are worth their weight in gold

Even though at times I know they say they’re getting old

We hope they will always be here, and always stay with us

To be around them means everything and fills us up with love

2 thoughts on “Silver and gold by Joe Lyons

  1. This prose poem effortlessly highlights one of the essential ingredients in any child’s development: loving grandparents. My mum’s parents were lovely people; but myself and my siblings were not allowed to go and see them. I regret the absence of their input into my development and nurturing.

    Thanks, Joe.


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