Get Your Premium Membership

Simple Man, Just Striving To Have A Simple Soul

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like Robert Lindley.


R.J. Lindley,
May 26th, 1973
Rhyme, (Tribute To A Great Man, My Father)

Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12 0 12 12 12 12
Total # Syllables: 288
Total # Words: 232

Note- ANOTHER OLD POEM , FROM MY PRIVATE JOURNAL.
Written back when I was a young nineteen year old, remembering my father, his death four years prior and wondering would the deep heartache ever stop.

Simple Man, Just Striving To Have A Simple Soul There was no great air of mystery about him tho' kind, too much of his life had been sad and grim. Truth, he would rather take a beating than tell lies seeing others in hurt brought tears to his blue eyes. In his gentle life he sought love and common sense about his past he spoke with no storied pretense. Upon waking and giving thanks for each new dawn he sat on his porch, admiring green of his lawn. Simple man just striving to have a simple soul live life in peace, love his family was his goal. Tho' life once led him down a very darkened path he wore no hatred and displayed no burning wrath. I felt his great strength, his kindness bore into me I sprang from strong, blessed roots, his genetic tree. Now he has journeyed on to his blessed reward I have faced this world alone, its been very hard. On blessed nights he appears to me in my dreams oft telling me to walk besides cool mountain streams. Then when things get too hot, step in cool aching feet Find wisdom to not just foolishness dare repeat. Have you guessed, this true friend, was my beloved dad loved me with all his heart even when he was mad. This my humble tribute, inked in poetic words he taught life, love, beauty of dawn's sweet singing birds. R.J. Lindley, May 26th, 1973 Rhyme, (Tribute To A Great Man, My Father) Note- ANOTHER OLD POEM , FROM MY PRIVATE JOURNAL. Written back when I was a young nineteen year old, remembering my father, his death four years prior and wondering would the deep heartache ever stop.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 3/30/2018 7:48:00 PM
wow, I love a poem like this, such a great tribute written about a simple man in simple language yet so eloquently!! He must have died so young, according to your note here. A simple man, but great in your eyes.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/25/2018 5:06:00 AM
Good Morning Robert - May this day find you well. I didn't know what I would be reading before I turned the page. The title however caught my eye because I like the concept of souls and the protection of them always. This entry is special especially because of the meaning and inspiration behind it with your dad. As always you wrote with beauty and more. It was a pleasure to read this entry.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/22/2018 11:07:00 AM
Hi Robert, this is a wonderful tribute to your father. The flow of your words opened up deep emotions within me Robert. I thank you for that. I run the images through my mind and then my own are added. An excellent write my friend. My simple soul feels this write so deeply. Your father is a wonderful man Robert. He will always smile upon you. This write is a definite fave my friend. Have a wonderful Thursday. Your friend always....Mike.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/21/2018 7:18:00 AM
Very beautiful write thanks for share dear lindley.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/20/2018 8:41:00 PM
Oh Robert, such a beautifully expressed loving tribute to your Dad. A superb poem of supreme emotions. I can appreciate the magnitude of your loss when I see the admiration, devotion and love you had for him. He was a great and gentle man of love and your poem reflects that magnificently my friend! A fave! Warmest wishes. ~Susan
Login to Reply
Date: 3/20/2018 2:30:00 PM
BTW I posted another poem;-)
Login to Reply
Date: 3/20/2018 2:29:00 PM
A brilliant tribute Robert; you mentioned in a comment about me inspiring you to write a different poem, you've done the same for me here, I was very close to my father too. A fave;-)
Login to Reply
Date: 3/19/2018 8:21:00 AM
A beautiful and loving tribute and just a pleasure to read!!
Login to Reply
Date: 3/18/2018 4:06:00 PM
Very beautiful, Robert.
Login to Reply
Date: 3/18/2018 9:45:00 AM
what a wonderful tribute Robert, so sad you lost him at such a young age:-( hugs jan xx
Login to Reply
Date: 3/18/2018 9:17:00 AM
A brilliant poem my friend,sometimes it can be difficult to have a simple soul due to the environment we are in...
Login to Reply
Date: 3/18/2018 7:48:00 AM
I must admit...Your poem describes a truly loving man...A lovely dedication my friend...Be blessed...All the best
Login to Reply