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Ode to the unsung hero

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Ode to the unsung hero

I salute the devotee of his craft
who diligently pursued perfection
with no recognition
but remained true to himself
and trudged along but lost
to the dynamics of politics and the bottom line
He was not in his time and space
of Fame

I lift my glass to her, the Fool
who trusted them with a better idea
only to lose it anyway
but remained true to herself
She knew not how to play
the devious Game

To the saints unselfish
who cared for humankind
but were overshadowed by
by fanatics religious, emirs and kings
Heaven was not theirs to Claim

To the writer not read
and the artist well dead
and the musicians who longed to play their songs
and share in their glory
but not to Be

So let us applaud them loudly
they remained true to themselves
Let them bask in the sunshine
if for only a brief time
or at least until the sun goes Down

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  1. Date: 8/7/2014 7:43:00 AM
    Hi Linda: Thank you for kind comment.

  1. Date: 8/6/2014 9:42:00 PM
    Ralph, Congratulations, In Carol's Unsung Hero Contest. LINDA

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 3:28:00 PM
    Thank you, Casarah: It's an old poem especially for poets!

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 12:30:00 PM
    I applaud this fabulous write. There are so many out there who do what they do not for the fame and glory, but for the moment of their calling, to all the ones in the shadows, shine a light on them ;) grats on your contest win with this awesome write!

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 7:44:00 AM
    Bravo, Ralph, on this superb piece! So true we have to pay tribute to the great people who bless our lives. Congratulations, my friend on a wonderful, well-deserved win! Pandita

    Sergi Avatar Ralph Sergi
    Date: 8/1/2014 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Pandita: This poem is a salute to all the poets.Thank you very much, muy amable!
  1. Date: 8/1/2014 7:40:00 AM
    Thank you, Dr. Ram: It's an old poem but I believe it never leaves it's meaning especially where poets are concerned.

  1. Date: 8/1/2014 5:42:00 AM
    Well crafted poem and fine win. congrats. Ralph

  1. Date: 2/15/2014 10:43:00 AM
    I give you a 7 for this ine. I enjoyed it very much. There are many unsung heroes in the world that never get noticed, or act knowledged. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:46:00 AM
    Honestly, Ralph, with this poem you have provoked thoughts that are worth spending time thinking about. I really enjoyed your thoughts. Many thanks for your kind comments too. Cheers!

  1. Date: 11/16/2013 10:17:00 PM
    Those who remain true to themselves are the legends we never hear about, the real heroes.

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:16:00 AM
    I believe most poets will relate to this. We practice an art that is not fully appreciated by the general public. For the most part we write in obscurity but are powerless to stop. If we can move but one person we are satisfied.

    Sergi Avatar Ralph Sergi
    Date: 11/11/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    THANK YOU yes, and artists also.I was in the art field for years it kept my established ego strong but my pockets weak
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Thank you, Allen Yes , I did notice a Fallen Star in your poem but you phrased it more eloquently, Ralph

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 6:33:00 PM
    I am in awe of those dedicated to their craft as I wrote in Life's Undiscovered Passion. Ralph you told that story in grand way. Allan

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Thank you , Linda and I have read your poems. I Particularly was in awe of Gentle summer rain although I read it three times . I love the way you combine human love with nature. RALPH SERGI

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 1:14:00 PM
    Congratulations!!! Ralph --It was nice viewing your Featured Poem on the soups Home page :) this past week. Take Care and enjoy the NEW coming week.... *Luv~ > LINDA <

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 11:57:00 AM
    Dear Ralph - Thoughtful concern for the person who is purely dedicated to their craft. Especially liked the next to the last stanza.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 7:43:00 PM
    Hi Ralph, stopping in to see if you had any new post. can't wait to see a new one from you. LUV~ SKAT

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 9:40:00 AM
    a good tribute, enjoyed, LUV SKAT