Ala bam a
There are many things that make me glad,
Like the hearty laughter of a little lad.
The frolicking awkwardness of a puppy at play,
And the glow of sunshine at the start of the day.
To see grass and flowers covered with dew,
Mountainous white clouds in a sky of blue,
A walk on a pillow of new fallen snow,
Soft falling rain that makes flowers grow.
For my children to grow strong and tall,
The good times past that I recall,
Sitting quietly alone remembering past joys,
And "Hi Granddaddy" from three fine boys.