Goldfinch60

Recovering From The Shock.



I am still recovering,

Recovering from the shock.

My son came up for the weekend,

A great time we had together.

But I am still recovering,

Recovering from the shock.

We went out to dinner,

Enjoying more time together

With each other,

And that wonderful Italian food.

But I am still recovering,

Recovering from the shock.

We finished our meal,

The bill was called for

And set in front of us.

But I am still recovering,

Recovering from the shock.

He, my son, picked up the bill,

He paid for it!

Never in our history has he paid.

But I am still recovering,

Recovering from the shock.

I am still waiting for that first pint

Bought by him for me.

I’ve only been waiting twenty five years

Since he reached that age

Where he could buy me a pint.

But on this occasion he paid.

Paid for the dinner.

And I am still recovering,

Recovering from the shock.

Comments12

  • Neville


    a wholly understandable experiential bit o penmanship ............................. 🙂

    its coz he knows ya worth it ............ 🙂

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Neville, much appreciated.

      Andy

    • Teddy.15

      lol, I suspect that Italian food wasn't cheap either lol 🤣 I feel a massive amount of pride in here Andy. I'm so damn happy for you both truly.

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Teddy, it was a great evening in the restaurant. It is an Italian restaurant that I used a lot before lockdown and it is still as good as I remember it.

        Andy

      • orchidee

        Good write Gold. A pleasant shock! lol.

      • Saxon Crow

        He's probably realised that you're getting on now and approaching second childhood and therefore stepping up into a more fatherly role.

        • Goldfinch60

          Kind words SC, you may be right being the old codger that I now am.

          Andy

          • Saxon Crow

            It wasn't meant to be kind! Damn it!

          • Neil Higgins

            I usually say,let's not argue over the bill.I will simply wait for you outside in the car.
            A very fine reflective piece.Am so glad you and your son "reconnected" and a meal and a drink in a fine Italian restaurant to boot.Bravo.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Neil. My son and I have always been connected.
              Andy

            • Fay Slimm.

              Ha - I smiled when I knew what these lines were leading to - - he waited until that wonderful Italian feast was finished and surprised you at last my friend -- worth all the wait methinks when our offspring foots that special bill.

              • Goldfinch60

                Very true Fay, it was certainly worth the wait.

                Andy

              • L. B. Mek

                you're such a refreshing Poet, Andy
                a joy to read your subtle poetic brilliance
                in all its diverse forms,
                I think this will have me smiling all day
                thank you, my friend

                • Goldfinch60

                  If I can make somebody smile my work for the day has been successful.

                  Andy

                • Accidental Poet

                  The least of all a loving Son would do for his loving Father. Great write Andy. 👍

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you AP, most kind.

                    Andy

                  • Doggerel Dave

                    To use one big walloping cliche everyone else had the forbearance and discretion to avoid:
                    Better late than never!... 😊

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thanks Dave, very true.

                      Andy

                    • Joe Dawson

                      Real life has its moments and its shocks. Relatable to many I suspect. Joe

                      • Goldfinch60

                        True Joe, and yes probably relatable to many.

                        Andy

                      • MendedFences27

                        Eventually they realize that the roles are shifting. Still a thrill when you realize that you raised them right. - Phil A

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Very true Phil, he has become a good person.

                          Andy

                        • Thekkinkkattil

                          The shock and satisfaction you feel when your little ones grow up and play their role beautifully penned.Thanks for sharing

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Thank you TKKK, much appreciated.

                            Andy



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