Wake up Grandad – #PoemOfTheDay

Here is a poem I wrote for my father-in-law, Steven Green, who remains in hospital following a serious cycling accident in March…



Wake up Dad
We’ve a game to watch,
There’s beer to spare
I kid you not!

Wake up Grandad
We miss you lots,
The family is here
And you are not.

Wake up Grandad
It’s a beautiful day,
The sun is shining
What do you say?

Wake up Steven
The house seems bare,
The cat won’t settle
She needs you there.

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6 Responses to Wake up Grandad – #PoemOfTheDay

  1. habisha says:

    I’m so sorry for his accident. I hadn’t heard he’d been injured. what happened? Will pray for his recovery.


    • Thanks Deb, he was out on a regular Sunday morning cycle ride with some friends and he collided with a jeep towing a horsebox. We don’t know how or what happened other than that, and he can’t remember the collision. He has severe brain trauma and is still healing a broken leg almost 3 months after the accident

      • habisha says:

        That’s a terrible thing. I do hope he will heal completely. Didn’t he just recover from another riding accident? I’m so sorry this happened. Prayers for your whole family. How are you doing? Hope you are doing okay.

      • Thank you Deb, we are slowly finding our feet with this whole situation. It is very difficult to live with, but life goes on as the old saying goes!

  2. I love the underlying warmth and sense of family in this poem. It’s not puffed up and deals with the life that surrounds the guy. You could have sexed it up with huff and puff and said a lot less. It is very touching. All my best wishes for his recovery. Emma x

    • Ah thank you so much Emma! The poem came to me while I was nodding off to sleep one night, and I just wanted to share it. We are not the only family in this kind of situation, but it is a shock to the system and I really hope my father-in-law recovers enough to celebrate his youngest granddaughter’s first birthday in August. Have a lovely June x

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