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Grandfather This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

With walker in hand
Talking of the Revolution, the Civil War
When ancestors fought
For their rights and freedom
When everyone tried to reach their dreams

Used to know everything
Fingers nimble
From ukulele and painting
Figures of veterans
He would tell
Of my American heritage
Of the heroes, inventors
That came before me

Loved by his family
Appreciated by his friends
Would educate me
Want me to know
Of Daniel Boone
Dr. Joseph Warren
And others of my ancestors
Mixed from everywhere

Old and tired
Never can you leave your chair
Always connected
To the past
I wish you could be safe
But I will remember you
After you go
Among the heroes of the past

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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LReismanThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Nov. 29, 2011 at 4:05 pm:
So about a week ago my grandfather died and the first thing I saw when I opened up teen ink is your poem. It is beautiful. I can really feel the emotion
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