For my Grandfather

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

a poem for my grandfather who passed away

Time, they say

For no man waits.

For every soul

from small to great.


Six months have passed

since you've been gone.

To join the lord's

celestial home.


Old man,

I think of you each day.

I miss your humble

country ways.


A simple man

who worked the dirt

He loved to give

He loved the earth.


He farmed his crops

to give away

For those in need

for those, he prayed


Not wealthy by

the social plan.

But rich in love

for fellow man.


To those who focus

on his flaws.

You did not know

this man at all.


The kindness in his

crystal eyes.

A friendly smile

and words, so wise.


I hope you're there

by heaven's door.

Until the day

we meet once more.





Submitted: October 23, 2012

© Copyright 2021 J Christopher Bartley. All rights reserved.

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DLCannon Reprise

That was kind. I'm sure he's reading this a tear of joy in Heaven.....

Tue, October 23rd, 2012 11:17pm


I would like to think so. He was a good man with a very good heart.

Tue, October 23rd, 2012 4:28pm


Simple but profound tribute to someone dear to your heart. This is beautiful anyway you look at it. It says as much about you as it does him!

Much enjoyed this one.

Thu, November 15th, 2012 5:09am


I wanted to do a small tribute to him. He was a good man, but like all of us he had his flaws and some people choose to focus on that.

Thu, November 15th, 2012 5:51am

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