Grandfather, Dear
(on your 89th birthday)

Grandfather, dear, though frail you are
my eyes your strength still see.
For on this earth you have come far
and taught a wealth to me.

Your stoic gaze, your many suits,
your roses ever bloom,
our evening walks and special talks
held in the family room

are treasures I shall keep with me
as on through life I go.
And ever more your smile see.
Your stories I will know.

-Nancy Briscar Martel

İMay 8, 1999

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