Monday, October 19, 2009

The Adventures of “Granny” :D


The warm morning sun shines

Through my window and onto my face

It's a wonderful, lovely feeling

Yet it is still so commonplace


Birds chirp their songs outside

But nothing to really tickle my ear

Nothing like the sounds of the wild

That I used to wake up and hear


Not like the shrieks of birds

Hidden in the rain forest trees

Or the rustling of some mysterious creature

Tucked away in the leaves


I slip out of bed

Put my feet on the floor

I have walked on more interesting

Terrain before


Like the dunes of Egypt

Or the Savannah plains

I can still feel the tug

Of the camel's reigns


Nothing awaits me much

Once I come out of my room

Whereas all sorts of wild things

In times past, around corners would loom


I have an appointment today

So I'm helped into the car

My thoughts are suddenly

Drifted off far


I'm now, in my mind

Hearing a trumpeting trunk

As I ride on an elephant

It feels like I've shrunk


What a magnificent creature!

So large and so strong

From here to the car, I slowly drift back

I was sad that I didn't stay there very long


When we get to the building

We go a few stories high

But I remember a time

It seemed I could nearly touch the sky


On the top of the great tower

In the middle of France

The moon was near our fingertips

And the stars seemed to dance


I know that my memories

Will never be unfurled

I will always cherish

My trips round the world!


Written from the point of view of Mrs. Betty Pedrick "Granny"

©Allix Brunson 10-19-09

Picture taken by Rachel Greene

This is actually my friends' grandmother but she is SO great…I call her Granny too! :) Her and her husband (and their little girls when they were born) went around the world several times. She has told me some great stories!

2 comments:

Rachel Greene said...

awww! that's so neat!

Susanna said...

aww, so sweet! I'll have to read it to her next time I talk to her, she'll love it! thank you...