Grandad



Dapper, in his three piece
pin striped suit,
Grandad, who was very old,
smoked his pipe,
deep in thought,
watching the dancing flames
from his old, armchair.
Then he would slowly rise,
check his silver watch
on a chain,
and, with overcoat and cap,
set off to
The Blackhorse Pub,
on the corner,
for a pint
and a game of bowls.


By Kath Dodd