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  Grandpa's Last Dream
by William Bonilla
Sunday, February 18, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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To my grandsons
I would like to say
That the reaper for me
Will come some day
Just in case, I don't see you
Cause on a beautiful morning
I will not wake
Someone up there
Might keep me within
My last dream
I won't be aswering
Any wake up calls
So don't look for me
Down the hall.

Where are you gonna find me?
There in your heart
And within your mind
In the archives
Filed under cool grandpa.
I've tried to meet you guys
On equal terms
You see! life is short
It comes at you fast
One minute you're here
The next you're gone
Like Houdini
Not anymore there.

Exit stage left, disappeared
Missing in action
Your face a photo
On the back of a milk carton
Or just a photo behind
Several lit memorial candles
Smiling on a once
in a life time, favorite picture.

By: William Bonilla

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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 3/6/2007
Your poem says what I feel and touches my heart. We will all travel that road someday. I'm sure you have given your loved ones many memories to last forever.......M
Reviewed by jude forese 2/19/2007
without leaving behind memories to those we love it is as though we weren't alive ... i'm sure you'll leave a bountiful of smiles ...

excellent pen, William ...
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 2/19/2007
I'm sure they will always remember
you grandpa, and look at all the
writings you will leave them..
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 2/19/2007

Poignant and powerful. When your time actually arrives, your grandsons will be blessed by it.

My father wrote grandson - his first-born greatgrandson - was one of us who spoke at his funeral.

It takes a great deal of love to write like this ...and you surely have a beautiful love-filled heart!

Love&Prayers, Rhonda
Reviewed by K. Mulroney 2/19/2007
Well now, I look at dying like going on a new adventure. Something I don't get to do now. When we die the past is gone. The bills, the appointments, the sad exchanges and not so fond memories. I believe it's...just love. Great poem William.
Reviewed by J M 2/18/2007
This one is powerful William the ending was sad.

Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/18/2007
We all leave this mortal coil, so we gotta make everday count..
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/18/2007
This is a sad reality we all have to face someday...thanks for sharing your dream William!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/18/2007
Wow! William this is so expertly written that I could not find it sad to read. It's just too beautifully done! Bravo!A Keeper!
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 2/18/2007
Wonderful write William...I have very fond memories of my maternal grandfather, didn't really get to know my paternal grandfather...I'm sure your grandson's will have a beautiful and warm picture of their grandfather forever etched in their hearts...enjoyed.
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 2/18/2007
I never knew either of my Grandfather's, but I'd have to say if I had got to choose one, he'd a been a fun loving guy like you!!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/18/2007
William, don't you know cool grandpa's never fade away...they always live in memory lane...
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Michael Mathieu 2/18/2007
Great write William, I'm sure your grandson's will always remember their cool granpa,You might out live them,,
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 2/18/2007
SAd ,but they will never forget you ..Your a great person I feel that.Stay safe and well..Hugsssssssssssss
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/18/2007
Where are you gonna find me?
There in your heart

They surely will, Grandpa Bill. My Grandpa still lives there.
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 2/18/2007
Ha! "Filed under cool grandpa" -- I love it, Bill!

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 2/18/2007
Grandpa Bill, it is a wonder a bucket wasn't the designate ball in the Miami Superball, because I been hearing for years about this-one or that-one kicking the bucket.
It is the same one Truman referred to? (if you are old enough to remember the clichè)
Anyway, well done look at the reaper, he is coming like you or not.
Grandpa Georg
Reviewed by George Thompson 2/18/2007
Sad in a way, William, but so true. You've penned a good one.

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