The Simple Things – For Bupa

May 7, 2011 at 11:37 pm (Poetry) (, , , )

You always loved the simple things

Westerns, coffee, corny puns,

You whistled on your cane,

And you played every crane game you saw.

I have piles of cheap stuffed animals

But they’re worth so much more from you.

You fed me cake with your head in gear;

Most of it ended up on my face.

There was a submarine in the backyard

Every April Fool’s Day.

You were never much of one for words

But you sure could swear and you made me laugh.

The simple things were the best

An easy chair, dessert, and game shows-

And though the last years were hard

I’ll never forget the carefree times,

The cheesy crane game toys,

The cathartic nature of swearing like a sailor,

How to make a real dessert plate,

And all the good times we shared.

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