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-A Tribute To The Old Ones-

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-A Tribute To The Old Ones-



       -A TRIBUTE TO THE OLD ONES-



       IF ONLY I LISTENED THEN, MORE OFTEN

         TO THE OLD ONES THAT WERE IN MY LIFE

         IF ONLY I TOOK THE TIME THEN TO LISTEN

         AND TO UNDERSTAND AND LEARN FROM THEIR STRIFE

         THEN I RECKONED LIFE'S BLOWS WOULD HAVE BEEN SOFTENED

         AND YOUTH'S GROWTH IN ARROGANCE BE LESSENED

         THEY TOILED, THEY STROVE TO TEACH, THEY KNEW THE WAYS

         TO MAKE THE PATH EASIER FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW

         HOW MUCH CLEARER ALL WOULD BE IF I LISTENED THOSE DAYS.



       IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT MIGHTY ANVIL BLOWS

         FORGES AND TEMPERED STEEL, BLUE AND TRUE

         AND ON LIFE'S JOURNEY, LESSONS ONLY SHOWS

         THAT IF I LISTENED THEN, I WOULD NOT TODAY RUE

         AND REGRET THAT I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED A LOT MORE

         WHEN THE OLD ONES WERE THERE TO TEACH THE WAY

         AND ALL THAT KNOWLEDGE THEY HAD IN STORE

         I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED AND LET THEM HAVE THEIR SAY

         WOULD I NOT THEN, SO MUCH MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE BE TODAY.


                      
     

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  1. Date: 3/29/2013 10:36:00 AM
    So true !! We try to instill this wisdom in our children, only to realise that we ommitted to recognise true wisdom ourselves. Great write and applause to my talented Uncle. xxx

    Stopford Avatar Christopher Stopford
    Date: 3/29/2013 11:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank- You Dear Kim for your most valued and kind words, It is You that I find so amazingly gifted and talented.