Clay Aiken – We Are Thinking Of You

A boy needs a Grandpa…
For man-to-man talks,
To go hand in hand
On companionable walks,

To fix up his toys
When they no longer go,
To tell him the things
Little boys want to know.

A boy needs a Grandpa…
To show him the way
To handle a puppy,
To teach him fair play.

To impart bits of wisdom
He’s learned through the years,
That it’s no disgrace
For a man to shed tears.

A boy needs a Grandpa…
To sit on his lap
And if no one is looking,
They take a wee nap,

Each wrapped in an aura
Of love and esteem,
Each smiling gently
At some special dream.

~ Author Unknown ~



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15 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – We Are Thinking Of You

  1. How thoughtful to post this. I hope Clay is aware that this video exists; hopefully he does and one day it will add to Clay's warm memory of a happy time shared with his 'Papa.'

  2. What a beautiful tribute to Clay's Grandfather…..

    Such sadness in the Aiken family right now….but I know that the memories will be of great comfort to them all at this sad time….God bless them all…My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Clay's family, especially his Granny and Faye.


  3. We just never know how much time we will get on this earth with the ones we love. Clay has spoken so lovingly of his relationship with his Papa, and there must be tremendous sadness in his heart over this loss. Clay's love of family brought him back to North Carolina which has allowed him to stay close to his loved ones despite his fame and the commitments that go along with it. He will have many cherished memories to look back on and to help him through the difficult days ahead.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with the Aiken family at this time. This was such a beautiful tribute to Clay's Papa. I am so thankful that Clay had this loving man in his life. You can see the love and pride in his face in the picture of Clay hugging him. You can also see Clay's love and joy in hugging his Papa and his Grandma. I hope these special memories will help during the days to come and bring them peace.

  5. I want to share my condolences with the Aiken Family at the loss of Papa Aiken. They will always have their beautiful memories of him. Clay was very close with his you can see in the picture where he is hugging him. I am so glad he had this male presence in his life. Also, my thoughts and prayers go out to Faye and Grandma Aiken.

    Thank you so much for the video. That was a very special time for Clay and his Papa. Very lovely song…and I love how you can hear his Papa in the audience. Very special!

  6. Beautiful tribute to "Papa". Clay loved him so much and had many wonderful memories of time spent with his grandpa.

  7. I'm praying for the Aiken family today. Thank you for this touching tribute and allowing us to be a part of it. I'm so glad for Clay's relationship with his Papa and Grandma and all the wonderful memories that they will have. I'm thankful for Clay's love for his family and his desire to live close to them.

  8. Musicfan,

    A very special tribute for Papa and his grandson, Clay Aiken. Our throughts and prayers are with the entire family, which you have expressed beautifully.


  9. Thank you for this beautiful tribute to Clay grandfather, I'm really saddened by this loss. My Condolences to Clay and all his family


  10. This beautiful song was such a precious gift that Clay gave to his Papa. Thank you for the poem and for posting the video. May God strengthen and comfort the Aiken family in this time of loss. My love and prayers are with them all.

  11. Thank you for this wonderful tribute to Clay's grandfather. One of my very favorite Clay Aiken performances was when he sang "Beautiful Star of Bethlehem" for his grandfather.

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