The Swan

The Swan

by Elizabeth Challinor


Enjoying grandchildren

Enjoying ducks

Swimming with their ducklings

In the lake

Without a care

The ducks did not work a lifetime

To retire

Take their grandchildren to the park

Capture the spark in their eye

They missed

When the strains of making a living caused them to hiss

At their own children

The phone rings in grandad's pocket

Time to bring the children home

It's getting late

The swan

Glides by

With majestic comfort

Dedicated to Abuelo Mike

Elizabeth Challinor