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You are Grand
Going to school uphill both ways, then
working on the farm till the end of all days.
I heard about your dog, animals, and dad
and how you, yes you, were never ever bad.
I’ve heard about GMI – you played your part.
I know how you were great, in fact, pretty smart.
I remember you watching me and Grandma play games,
and how you remembered just about everybody’s names.
I loved Christmas day, when you would put a bow on your head.
“You can do anything,” you always said.
You loved your ice cream; there was no denying.
If you wanted to know something, there was always prying.
You read every newspaper, every single day.
If the stock market dropped one point, everyone stayed out of your way.
You made me laugh pretty hard sometimes.
You watched the news all day, and knew about all the crimes.
You loved all kinds of cars: fast, big, strong, with good brakes.
But we were headed downhill as you started getting pains and aches.
These aches turned into fear; your health was going down the drain.
But we are all happy that you went with no pain.
Now you are in heaven, with the angels looking down.
I know you are keeping an eye on everyone in town.
Now that you are gone Grandpa
I miss you with all my heart,
but don’t you dare worry Grandpa
because I know you did your part.