Come Walk This Lane

NaPoWriMo Day 28:  no prompt


Come Walk This Lane

We travel the road with smiles and song
two seniors, a little girl, and giggles galore.

Slowed by aging knees and cataracts
our steps hesitate on uneven ground.

Her six year prance, skips and tugs
a young colt straining against its reins.

Hands seasoned with brown age spots
grasp fingers fresh from popsicle licking.

The wheels on the bus go round and round
segways to Knock knock. Who’s there?

Elephants! Suddenly we’re swaying
makeshift trunks and holding tails.

Beware! Silliness is contagiously infectious
in close proximity to grandchildren.

6 thoughts on “Come Walk This Lane

    • lillian April 28, 2015 / 11:34 am

      So nice to sip my coffee and read your comment this morning. Photo is from a wonderful walking area in the Von Trapp Lodge acreage near Stowe, Vermont. The lodge itself is full of photos from the Julie Andrews movie Sound of Music, and of the real Von Trapp family in performance, living here, working in the farming area etc. Lovely setting — lovely walk. And yes, grandparenting brings us back to our childhood in so many ways — lights the imagination and rids us of our inhibitions. I’ve created many a tent on rainy days, using blankets, sheets, and moving furniture together — a castle is possible within a 1200 square foot condominium! 🙂
      Glad you enjoyed.


      • AnnMarie Roselli-Kissack April 28, 2015 / 1:06 pm

        I love musicals. I always get lost in Christopher Plummer’s eyes whenever I watch, The Sound of Music.
        Vermont is lovely. We often vacation up that way. Friends of ours live in Essex, NY. We usually hop the ferry across and take a few trips into Burlington.
        My mom is 79 and my dad is 83. They are still exceptionally active. I have 5 other siblings – so my folks have ten grandchildren to spoil. I can’t wait for the day – if I have the good fortune…
        It is quite apparent you adore you grandchildren 🙂

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  1. OldenGray May 6, 2015 / 5:16 pm

    Such beautiful words to describe the love between generations. There is a magical touch between a grandchild and grandparents knowing the children see them as giants, given how they longingly look up to such wonderful people. They know that grandparents can often trump their own parents when it is sometimes needed (in a most loving way). I do not have grandchildren but I remember my grandma as being a most special lady! A lovely read and great photo to match!

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    • lillian May 7, 2015 / 12:09 am

      oooh yes, I like the image of the “giant”…..especially true when they are so little. I really appreciate experiencing the silliness through them! Blowing bubbles is fun again! 🙂

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