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My Great Grandpa

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My Great Grandpa

Great Grandpa Zerbst, I wish was here
I'd like him still around
He had a herd of Hereford cows
His farmin' sense was sound

He passed away when I was young
I'd only seen him twice
But even though his life was rough
I'm sure that he was nice

At first, he had some horse-drawn rigs
To grow his crop of wheat
A tractor then, in place of them
That had a metal seat

He had a herd of ninety cows
A huge Wyomin' spread
But now a herd of oil-rigs
Are drillin' in their stead

A lot of things Great Grandpa knew
From distant Germany
But now these things I wish I knew
Are buried 'neath a tree

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  1. Date: 1/16/2014 6:00:00 PM

    Wonderful imagery from your Grandfather Isaiah, you capture how our lives still bear the traces of our ancestors.

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 7:06:00 AM

    That's a great poem Isaiah, Really, and thanks for your kind comment! It's keeps me in the poetry spirit! :)

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 10:05:00 AM

    Nice tribute to him, thanks for your visit and kind words, j

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:37:00 AM

    I think this is a great way to keep your great granddaddy's legacy alive, good job! :)

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 12:30:00 PM

    I can relate to this, Isaiah. My parents immigrated so I never got to know much about my Great Grandfather .l...sad for me as now I'm older I am dying to know everything about their journey. This is very lovely and I'm sure his spirit smiled as the words poured from your mind.... xAnnalise

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 1:34:00 PM

    This is a lovely tribute to your Great Grandpa and your curiosity about previous generations of family. I especially love the last two lines. (Soupmail!)

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 3:15:00 PM

    It would be great to hear the legacy he did leave you? Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 1:31:00 PM

    Lovely tribute to your great grandpa.Sweet sad nostalgia indeed.Heartfelt.poem

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 2:37:00 PM

    Great work honoring your great grandpa..Sometimes it is true that the knowledge goes with the ancient ones to the grave..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara