Poem… Grandfather


Grandfather

by Luis S. González-Acevedo

The old black man downed a shot of Don Q.
The light-skinned grandson entered the bar.
“He’s my God. He is God!”
–proclaimed the grandfather.

The old black man downed a shot of Bacardí.
“Hail Mary, mother of God, full of grace!”
–he worshipped.
“Praise your God!” –shouted the bar’s faithful.

The boy was Jesus’ brother.
The old man’s breath smelled of Caribbean rum.

The grandfather kissed his grandson’s cheek
and grazed him with a beard of age and sandpaper.
God bless Don Q and Bacardí rums.


–You can find the poem in Caribbean Poet, by Luis S. González-Acevedo or the translation/modification in Spanish in Poemas Caribeños, por Luis. S. González-Acevedo–


 

Caribbean Poet (Book of Poems | Poemario)

English | inglés

Thank you to those who have supported my poetic activity. For a while, I’ve been sharing selections (incomplete) of the poems in my English-language poetry book Caribbean Poet. The shared verses are only samples of the poems in the book. My work with Caribbean Poet has concluded and the only thing that’s left is to let you know that you can continue to support the poet by buying his book at Amazon.com. Again, thank you.  –Luis S. González-Acevedo

Click on the book’s cover below…


español | Spanish

Gracias a todos los que han apoyado mi actividad poética. Hace tiempo que vengo compartiendo mi selección (incompleta) de versos de los poemas en mi libro Caribbean Poet. Los versos compartidos son sólo algunas muestras de los poemas en el poemario. Mi tarea con Caribbean Poet ha culminado y sólo queda comunicarles que si desean leer los poemas completos, favor de continuar apoyando al poeta con la compra del libro en Amazon.com. Nuevamente, gracias por su apoyo.  –Luis S. González-Acevedo

Haga clic en la portada del libro a continuación…


 

Amazon.com:  https://www.amazon.com/Caribbean-Poet-Luis-S-Gonz%C3%A1lez-Acevedo-ebook/dp/B072NGC4MN/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527777495&sr=8-1&keywords=Caribbean+poet

CaribbeanPoetOfficialKindleCover

Poemas Caribeños (Poemario | Book of Poems)

español | Spanish

Gracias a todos los que han apoyado mi actividad poética. Hace tiempo que vengo compartiendo mi selección (incompleta) de versos de los poemas en mi libro Poemas Caribeños. Los versos compartidos son sólo algunas muestras de los poemas en el poemario. Mi tarea con Poemas Caribeños ha culminado y sólo queda comunicarles que si desean leer los poemas completos, favor de continuar apoyando al poeta con la compra del libro en Amazon.com. Nuevamente, gracias por su apoyo. –Luis S. González-Acevedo

Haga clic en la portada del libro a continuación…


English | inglés

Thank you to those who have supported my poetic activity. For a while, I’ve been sharing selections (incomplete) of the poems in my Spanish poetry book Poemas Caribeños. The shared verses are only samples of the poems in the book. My work with Poemas Caribeños has concluded and the only thing that’s left is to let you know that you can continue to support the poet by buying his book at Amazon.com. Again, thank you. –Luis S. González-Acevedo

Click on the book’s cover below…


Amazon.com:  https://www.amazon.com/Poemas-Caribeños-Spanish-Luis-González-Acevedo-ebook/dp/B01NCTRDJC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1527088997&sr=8-1&keywords=poemas+caribe%C3%B1os&dpID=51tz7Cl-hlL&preST=_SY445_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

 

 

 

Poem: Grandfather

Poem: Grandfather

Selected Verses:

The old black man downed a shot of Don Q.
The light-skinned grandson entered the bar.

~ ~ ~

The old black man downed a shot of Bacardí.
“Hail Mary, mother of God, full of grace!”

~ ~ ~

The grandfather kissed his grandson’s cheek
and grazed him with a beard of age and sandpaper.
God bless Don Q and Bacardí rums.

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