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An Ode to a Very Young Poet

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An Ode to a Very Young Poet

Though I may not do him justice, with my meager skills,
I write of Aaron Guttery
Most of you probably don't know him, but I feel you would,
By simply reading his poetry
With a pen in hand and vast of oceans of ink
He's ready to tackle the world, swim or sink
He's been here, just thirteen years on God's green earth
And already he knows the difference between price tag and worth
It's not about package, for that's just flashy covering for the stuff kept inside
Though very talented he doesn't gloat - but recalls how Satan's first sin was pride
He had a brave and humble mission to show us the world in a totally different light
When things are tough you can't just wait for the storm to pass,
You adjust the sails and face the night
The world is a top and we simply tag along for the ride
Unaware of those that have to fight just to survive
He wrote raps like Misfit - telling everyone he was an outsider looking in
But he also wrote Irreplaceable - exposing the heart of gold hidden within
Through all the hard times and he still exalts the Savior
It's written right there in black and white, you can see it through his behavior
He told me once "I don't believe I have anything to envy".
But I can plainly see that's just not true
Through the solace of mind to pen, and pen to paper, he sees clearly
There's just no way around it, words are stuck on him, like stubborn glue
Men four times his age are still looking for "the next big thing"
Still not knowing how precious little joy that brings
To relish in the temporary, with all your might,
To fall in love with a moment that's born to die
All the while the questions that were worthy of asking
Are held up above like so many stars in the sky
Keep writing on, my friend. You affect the world than you know.
There is much more life in store for you
And I hope you share it with us all, as you continue to grow
Keep your feet on the ground and head in the clouds
Life ain't a library, so if you got something to say, shout it out loud
Those that matter will listen with their ears perked to the extreme
And those that just roll their eyes aren't worthy of being apart of your dream
Never ditch your sense of true importance,
Life will throw curveballs, and at times you'll even spit out teeth
But I've seen your resilience and have no doubt
That no matter what, you'll continue to follow your feet



NOTE: Aaron Guttery is a poet here on P-Soup. I wrote this because I believe his work needs to be more known... come take a look at his page :)

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  1. Date: 5/12/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Yeah, I'm definitely searching his poetry now. Good write! It's so hard to find younger people who know the value of things nowadays.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/12/2013 10:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I hope you enjoy his works as much as I did :)
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 7:19:00 AM
    A Smahing write Tim... I'll visit his page now... Thanks for the tribute.~A.O

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/6/2013 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He will appreciate your visit... and thanks for reading me today :)
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 10:49:00 PM
    Thank you! I didn't expect you to do this for me, but I really appreciate it. More than you know. Thannks again. -AG

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was hoping you would like it. Keep doing what you were born to do, my friend!
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Beautiful ode to a young 'un. I'll be sure to check out his works. Nice one, Tim. :)

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You're a big support Delysia... thank you for reading me so much!
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:18:00 PM
    Lovely tribute Tim, I will try to find him Take care, Richard

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard :)
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 1:17:00 PM
    Love this, Timothy...I'm goin to check him out now....

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks again Caleb... I'm sure he'd appreciate it :)
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 11:14:00 AM
    Very heartfelt and encouraging tribute. Will look out for his poems,for sure

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Suzanne. If you like very lengthy pieces I think you will be impressed!
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 9:38:00 AM
    a great tribute. I can tell you are in awe of him. Is he someone from your school? This was so nice of you to do and I hope he gets to see it.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    He got to see it and I believe he liked it :) Thanks Andrea!
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 7:13:00 AM
    What a moving Tribute, very moving piece.

    Hicks Avatar Timothy Hicks
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rick.