A half-finished game of pawns and queens with grandpa
but the game will be completed across from another
the other the recipient of more joy than the moment
that more, being the grandpa in you.
A gift to others that never reduces
A gift because all games end
and though the players change
they all took part,
Trains to a station
Double 0 or mini guage
Prams pushed in grand-parenthood
that a parent could not push
Not quite nappies
But the child understood
Well say no more.
No, not this time!
Lets talk and talk and talk.
Were going to the beach with grandpa
well make castles, canals and pools.
And youll fall in love, again over a chess table
and prams and pawns and
Child confussion becomes childhood.