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Sunday, 29 August 2010

A Gift From Grandpa.....(A Tale in 160 Characters)


A Gift From Grandpa
(A Tale in 160 Characters)

Softness wrapped in weathered skin
That takes the strain and holds you tight
Whilst dreams would pass from man to boy
He cradles your love and rocks you good night

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22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles. one day i will be one...
a warm write pete...love passed generation to generation...i think it goes both downa nd up the family tree...nice 160.

Cheryl said...

This was a wonderful 160, Pete. You captured a pefect moment in your words and photo.

Claudia said...

softness wrapt in wethered skin - so beautiful pete!

mine is here

Pete Marshall said...

thanks bri, always did in my life..

thanks cheyl..i always write and then find an image...took me a while but this was so right

hi claudia..yes something warm for a change

cheers to all pete

n. davis rosback said...

skin to skin
eye to eye
heart to heart

PattiKen said...

Beautiful, Pete. There is something so magical in the continuum of life, love and spirit that lives within a family. Very sweet picture, too.

Harris Channing said...

My grandfather passed away over a decade ago. I often wonder what new bits of wisdom he would have passed on to me had he made it another decade. I love this 160!
Thank you.

http://harrischanningauthor.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-160_29.html

Boonie S said...

Wow! You’ve bagged this alright. It’s a burster.
Thanks for a great post.

Have a nice day, Boonie

Jingle said...

what a gentle and beautiful 160.
the moment captured in the image and in your words is timeless!

Pete Marshall said...

hi n.davies..i like that

thanks pattiken...what you say is so true

hi harris...i often think the same too..but what i love is seeing my own father as a grandpa to my childen...and how proud they are together

thanks boonie..i appreciate that

Pete Marshall said...

hi jingle..high praise indeed..cheers pete

Monkey Man said...

Very touching 160, Peter. Thanks for contributing. Definitely the lighter side of my aging post. See you next week.

she said...

precious both the words and photo

joanny said...

You had me hooked even before I read your words, Wonderful photo to start with, a Hallmark card moment. sigh!

The continuance of life - a precious Zen moment you wrote about.

Cheers,
Joanny

Tony Single said...

Aaawww. Just. Aaawww. :)

gospelwriter said...

so sweet, words and photo - love your 160!

kavisionz said...

Aww.. how sweet is that!! Grandparents are the sweetest people on this planet!!
Such a lovely 160!! Thanks for sharing this one..

JamieDedes said...

Absolutely wonderful ... I just love it. Perfect and perfect 160.

Pete Marshall said...

hi monkey man..i came over all soft this sunday..cheers pete

thanks SHE..the picture came after the words but it was a great image

i like that Joanny..as i said the picture came after the words but it was such a great shot

Pete Marshall said...

tony....you liked it then LOL

thanks kavisionz...

thanks gospel.....

thanks jamie...glad you did

cheers to you all pete

Nessa said...

Very sweet. Makes me think of my grandson.

tracyhsays.com said...

Sweet, just plain sweet; the photo and the poem make a wonderful 160. Grandpas are the best :)