out for a stroll with Ellie

1847 stroller from the John Leech Archives

1847 stroller from the John Leech Archives (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

as it cools down in the evening
I know it’s time to go, go, go
and I hear Ellie say three times
“where’d she go? where’d she go? where’d she go?”

“Grandma didn’t feel up to a walk.
So, Grandma is at home”, I say
“and it’s just you and me, Ellie
out for our stroll together, today”

“No bark! No bark!” she shrieks
as we hear some dogs growling behind a tall fence
and I wonder how fast my old body could move
if I had to come to her defense

“dis one” and “dis one” and “dis one”
she says, touching plants as we move along
and “chirp, chirp!” she sings out
when we hear some birds singing a song

“baby! baby!” she cries out with joy
seeing a stroller moving in the other direction
but of course she can’t take that baby home
to add to her growing baby doll collection

as we turn the corner, I wonder if we will see the Kitty
that is usually resting on the front porch of his home
“meow, meow!” she says when we see him
sitting there just staring at us quietly alone

she waves goodbye to the Kitty
as we continue to stroll on our merry way
for Ellie it will be night-night time when we get home
and for Grandpa, it is the close of another good day


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  1. #1 by 35andupcynicismonhold on August 4, 2014 - 7:24 am

    one contented grandpa there, ahaha… hellow, sir RK… 🙂

  2. #3 by emmylgant on September 13, 2014 - 12:40 pm

    Wonderfful poem! You know, with the right illustrator, it would make a great kid’s book… seriously.

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