Granddad’s Hat…

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He stood tall, about six ft. two,

a man of great stature and mystery.

If only my granddad had had the time,

to gather the threads of past history.

I remember him to be a man of few words,

what little he said, he meant.

A quick glance from him and one instantly received,

the message that he sent.

A quiet presence, yet powerful indeed,

a man you had to respect.

His interactions were always understood,

short in length and very direct.

Amidst the serious steel-like demeanor,

you might catch a glimpse of a smile.

His hat always rested perfectly in place,

capturing his signature style.

Granddad’s hat simply added mystique,

to a man who wore it well.

One could only wonder what made him tick,

though his lips would never tell.

Granddad always wore a hat,

some may have thought he was shy.

Though none dared to ever tip the hat,

to reveal the message behind his eyes.

By Sylvia Porter-Hall

Strong Family Ties


The blessed ones are those with strong family ties,

that cannot be broken when even the darkest evil tries.

For some of us this kind of love is hardly ever seen,

so we search for love and fulfillment by some other means.

Often we make a rushed and unhealthy choice,

refusing to listen to our distinct inner voice.

Oh yes, we hear this voice loud and clear,

the truth often being our greatest fear.

From ourselves, we run ~ we try so hard to hide,

but nothing can bury the real truth,  hidden deep inside.

Strong family ties, are knots forever bound,

that form the kind of bond that is not often enough found.

Family is the root from where we all begin,

and to forget where we came from is truly a sin.


By Sylvia Porter-Hall