Select Page

justfungrandpa (I’m My Own Grandpa)

” I’m My Own Grandpa ” – a poem by Ray Stevens


I’m My Own GrandpaRay Stevens
Many, many years ago when I was 23
I was married to a widow who was pretty as can be;
This widow had a grown-up daughter with blazing hair of red,
My father fell in love with her and soon they too were wed;
This made my dad my son-in-law and really changed my life
For now my daughter was my mother ’cause she was my father’s wife;
To complicate the matter, even though it brought me joy
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy;
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad,
So my son became my uncle though it mad me very sad,
For if he were my uncle that would also make him brother
Of the widows grown-up daughter, who was of course my stepmother;
Father’s wife then had a son who kept them on the run,
And he became my grandchild for he was my daughter’s son,
My wife is now my mother’s mother and it makes me blue
Because although she is my wife now she’s my grandma too;
Now if my wife is my grandmother then, yes, I’m her grandchild
And every time I think of it, it nearly drives me wild,
‘Cause now I have become the strangest case you ever saw
As husband of my grandma, I am my own grandpa.

Click here to return to the Quotes & Poems menu