In only about 200 words, author P.K. Hallinan expresses the love and respect all children have for their grandfathers in My Grandfather and I. The opening line, 'My grandpa and I have great times together!' sets the tone of this live poem from child to grandparent. And the conclusion, 'He laughs when I'm happy...And he aches when I sigh,' expresses the special bond between every grandchild and his grandpa.