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  The Rocking Chair
by William Bonilla
Friday, July 30, 2010
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The Rocking Chair
***
 
When I was young
I thought of
My twilight years
Of relaxing on a porch
Rocking myself on a chair.
 
Now those years
Are here,
I find myself thinking
Of my younger years.
 
I don’t see myself
Rocking myself to sleep
On any chair
Any where
Any porch.
 
I do find myself
Trying to rock
To the beat
My grand kids
Are rocking to these years.
 
As they laugh their little
Butts off,
Grandpa is the only clown
They want to keep around….
 
 
By: William Bonilla
“D’Artagnan
07/28/2010




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Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
good one William, reminds me of this blues song, which goes, I'm going to lay my head on that old railwood iron, then let the 319 train peacefy my mind, I'm going down by the river, going sit in my rocking chair, then rock myself on away from here. Kind of sad but I listen to it all the time, forget than train action though, take care
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
I too have to smile when I read this delightful poem, we know that we are young at heart...but in the eyes of our grandchildren, who knows what they see...good one, William
peace and love, Carole~
Reviewed by Andy Turner
Never grow old. Use the rocking chair for firewood and the behave as a preteen should.
Reviewed by Don Juan Amante
you sound like a great grampa
Reviewed by Inspire Hope
Lol!!!! William I really appreciate this poem today!
Thanks for sharing.....excellent!



Much Love,
Margaret
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Yea... can so relate to this one especially when my six year showed up the other night missing her front tooth and asking Poppy to play catch with her. lol
fee
Reviewed by John Domino
Yes William, we are clowns to our grandkids my friend but we are mentors as well. One GREAT write! As your grandkids get older they will appreciate this kind of writing even more.

john Michael Domino
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
You go William, Lady Ga Ga would be proud of you...You rock in my book, so never settle for less than what you can handle..

Love this poem..
Peace, love and light,
Amber
Reviewed by Sheila Roy
A nice tribute, William. Sweet:)
Sheila
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
They 'rock' our world :) Mine will be one and three in October..love this write William..love and blessings
Christine
Reviewed by Liana Margiva
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson
I'm sitting here with a smile on my face after reading this. I love it!
Reviewed by JMS Bell
THANK GOD FOR GRANDCHILDREN THAT DISPEL ANY IDEAS OF 'GROWING OLD'...WITHOUT A FIGHT (SMILE). GOOD WORK THAT WAS ENJYOYED. THANKS FOR SHARING AND GOD BLESSING. LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Mary Coe
Your poem is so true. I have nine grandchildren and I'm always on the go to some event or playing games with them. I used to tell myself, I'm going to relax in my old age, it never happened.
Reviewed by John Flanagan
Staying young at heart, William, that's the spirit.

John
Reviewed by D Johnson
William, some days relaxing in a rocking chair is a really good thing.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I don't have any grand children yet(?) but your write makes a lot of sense to me anyway, William. Thank you. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by George Carroll
My great grand kids who live about 5 miles from me are a handful when they stop over. Never used to fall asleep but catch myself dozing now and then. No rocking chair yet. Good poem William
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