Thursday, August 12, 2010

Alexander the Great

Meet Alex, our 16 year old grandson. Alex is into working out every day, sports (mainly baseball, football and basketball), is involved with XboxLive (an international interactive computer application), going to school and hangin' with friends. We are very proud of him.

In 2006, Alex expressed an interest in learning to play the guitar. In September of that year, I sent him his Christmas present early, along with a poem I wrote for the occasion.

Merry Christmas in September, Alexander

Merry Christmas in September,
To my grandson from afar;
And may you e'er remember
Where you got your first guitar.

I bought it in the Lone Star State,
A fact that's really awesome;
'Cause think of all the singers great
Who from Texas came to blossom.

I hope that fifty years from now,
Long after I've gone to Glory,
You'll gaze upon the OLD guitar,
And fondly recall the story

Of grandpa Clint and long ago,
And how he gave with love
The old guitar, now aged and so
Cherished as from above.

I hope you'll take it in your hands
And lovingly strum its strings;
And remember through the sands
Of time the joy that music brings.

(C) 2006 Clint Ellison

1 comment:

  1. Ahh...I love your post on Alex. It has been a while since I read this poem, I am glad you shared it on here. May I add Alex has a great sense of humor and always make me laugh! :-)