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Ojiisan

Published by EIJI | Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:42 PM


Since fall's harvest time is upon us I'd like to share a poem I wrote about my Grandfather and what he mean't to me...


He puts on his tabis, my Grandfather
yet the morn is still anew
Lima beans and passion fruit
glistening with leaves of dew

Doves coo about in strutting steps
pecking seeds along their way
Minding not the sounding hoe
his figure they see each day

Butterflies flittering about
with the chorus of buzzing bees
A gentle southerly breeze blows
rustling the cotton trees

Potato vines full and green
innocently cover their hidden treasure
Carrot tops try to no avail
for eyes can see their orange pleasure

Now bending down his gentle hands
guide mine to rid the tare
Standing with a smiling countenance
his hand tousles my hair

In his garden he toils with love and joy
even makes the harvest of sweet potatoes fun
He'd roast them on glowing embers with care
we'd partake in the twilight of the setting sun

Days go by then the years
I now share the love you've shown
For once in this little boy's heart
your seed of love was sown...


Ojii-san, Arigato!



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