The Bumper Sticker



The bumper sticker on the car in front read
"Ask me about my grandkids"
which for a while had me seeing red.
As did many other bumper stickers
it might just as well be left unsaid.
But that was many yesterdays ago.
Now with four grandkids of my own
ages 2 to 5, I have my own horn to blow
as clearly do I now get the message.
Can't you see my face aglow?
Nary a day goes by at the office
without stories about grandkids
being shared; as I count my bliss
little did I know how attached I'd be
whenever they give me a goodbye kiss.
They know what they can get
away with, and that's just half the fun.
Nothing will make them fret
for they know I'll keep them from harm.
That bumper sticker I'll just have to get.
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Submitted on September 03, 2012

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Characters 690
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Stanza Lengths 20

Alexander Lim

I am a neurologist, who writes mostly medical articles for publication. When I have time, I tend to write essays and forums, sometimes for our local newspaper in areas that interest me, some of which may be quite controversial. I love "point" and "counterpoint", having been a co-captain of my Hi-school debate team. Poetry is not my genre of choice. I do it when some subjects prompts me, but I do find solitude in it. more…

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