Dear Grandpa

Dear Grandpa,

I love you.

Playing and coloring at your house

I loved being with you, dad didn’t

The fighting I heard

Didn’t change my love for you

The things mom said about you

Didn’t change my love for you.


Seeing the smile on your face

While taking pictures with us opening gifts

The smile you had

In the pictures with us

Then you weren’t in them

No beautiful smile to brighten my day

Going into the hospital

For the last time

Didn’t realize this heart attack

Would be the last

I will love you forever

I will always remember your smile

And everything you did for me

I’ll see you again someday.





It is a cold and snowy night

Little kids not going to sleep

Arguing with their parents, putting up a fight

Waking up early, going downstairs to creep

Jumping on their parents bed

Poking them, slapping them on the head

Its time! its time! Come down!

Little kids have big frowns

Mommy and daddy must have slept through

Oh boo hoo

—Sean Borden

Christmastime 6 Word Memoirs

Giving back to the less fortunate


Listening to your favorite cheery tunes


Reciting your favorite childhood Christmas movies


Indulging on homemade meals and treats


Putting decorations up around the house


Sledding down hills and throwing snowballs


Going black Friday shopping all night!


Spending time with family and friends


Appreciating and respecting what you have


Remembering the reason for the season


Christmas Time

My favorite time of the year has always been christmas time,

The pointed white snowflakes,

The christmas lights glistening everywhere,

The tearing of tape and paper when wrapping gifts,

My most favorite is the hot cocoa and the marshmallows,

The crackling wood fire,

The ornaments from ancestors that get put on every tree,

Sometimes a “crack” when one of them falls from the top,

Little feet pitter pattering across wooden floors on christmas morning,



Gifts unexpected from this “Santa” character,

Some people even travel during the winter season to go see far away relatives,

Paris, Canada, Ireland, Germany, even just within their own country,

Boarding the plane,

The announcer in the airport,

The hustle and bustle,

Wheels from baggage rolling and rolling across the linoleum floor,

People from all over the world in one airport,

The loud engine revving up,

Ready for take off,

“So long home, see you again soon”,

Take off hits,

Eardrums pop,

Quietness at last,

Hours until you reach the ground again,

Way up in the sky,

Clouds and birds pass you by,

Looking down,

Building and cars look like ants,

Landing in your destination,

Christmas has just begun,

Tis the season to be jolly,

New faces,

New people,

Old family traditions,

Christmas is the time to be happy.