Tuesday, January 26, 2010

THE OLD MAN

While the roses were blooming
And the grass was green
My old friend died
In a place unseen ...

He was getting on in years
He was eighty-three
A man of truth and wisdom
As hard as the old oak tree ...

His friends were the animals
He used to watch them play
And those animals were there
The day he passed away ...

In the middle of the meadow
Near the tree line end
The old man sat down to think
But he never got up again ...

Now our friend is gone
And as I walk by
I see the look of sorrow
And a tear in every eye!

33 comments:

  1. Oh My dear friend... This is so really moving and beautiful dedication.... I don't know who he is but for sure will remain in your heart and many others thank this perfect poem
    God bless you Dear Maggie.

    hugs!

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  2. Sigh.....!!! Hope your friend lived a good fulfilling life and I am sure he is in a very good place now. RIP.

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  3. It is nice to think that all of nature, the animals and plants would connect on some level to someone such as the older man in your post, and the man and nature communicate. You give something to think about here, friend. You have such a way putting words in a way that show a love for humanity and a heart oh so huge.

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  4. Dear Margie,
    A wonderful poem about a man that you knew and his love for nature. A beautiful expression of the beauty of life until our last breathe.

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  5. you picked a perfect picture to go with that one! very moving ;)

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  6. Margie, did you know this man? It is a lovely tribute no matter.
    ........:-) Hugs

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  7. Oh Margie, what a beautiful poem! It reminds me of my lovely grandfather. He also liked the birds, animals and natural,
    and he died under the tree.

    Thanks so much!

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  8. that was a beautiful tribute margie :)...me liking it :)..
    urs..hemu..

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  9. Margie: Thank you for visiting my website. I found this post to be a very heartfelt tribute to a special friend!

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  10. Ah, this is very touching. It is very melancholic, but also very beautiful in a subtle way.
    I love your poetry, as it is so simple, yet so poignant.
    Have a lovely day dearest friend,
    xo
    Zuzana

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  11. what a beautiful expression of love and tribute! xo

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  12. I think you deserve to get the Blog of Note.Your style is unique and very appealing to the mind and senses.

    This little poem is a lovely tribute to an old man and friend an to the animals he cared for. Thanks for writing and posting it.

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  13. Hello Margie,
    This is so sad yet so pretty!
    Thank you,
    Have a nice afternoon, Lydia

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  14. The best thing about you Margie is that if you call someone a friend-that person is truly blessed,because you treasure every little thing about that friend.What a wonderful tribute!I WISH PEACE AND GRACE TO THIS SPECIAL SOUL.

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  15. beautiful! your poetry is so movin! always! :)

    margie, my friend have a great day!

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  16. Now our friend is gone
    And as I walk by
    I see the look of sorrow
    And a tear in every eye!

    Gosh! so touchy...my eyes r watery after reading it

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  17. wow Margie. This really touched me. The power of a life that touched others. I love your poetry. Sarah

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  18. You have a great and open heart my dear friend Margie. Love your words. Hugs and best wishes.

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  19. Thank you so much, Dulce.
    Yes, my friend is always in my heart!
    His name was Sam.

    You are so welcome for the poem.
    Hugs to you.

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    Hi Asha
    My friend did have a very good life!
    Thank you for visiting and your comment, it's much appreciated!

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    Hello TechoBabe
    Oh, those kind words meant a lot to me!
    Thanks so much!

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    Hi Anne
    Thank you, my friend, for the lovely comment!

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    Thanks so much, Jessie.

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    Yes, Bernie, I did know him.
    He was my good friend and his name was Sam.
    He died a while ago but I have never forgotten him.
    I named my dog Sammy after him as Sam was such a dog lover!

    Thank you for the kind words.

    Hugs.

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    Hello Krystyna
    I'm glad to know that my poem about my friend reminded you about your grandfather.
    Sounds like he was a lot like my freind Sam.
    Thanks for sharing that about your grandfather.
    And thank you for the kind words on my poem!

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    I appreciate your nice comment, Hemu.
    Thank you!

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    Hello Michael
    Oh, you are welcome!
    Always so nice to visit your website!
    And, thanks so much for the kind words!

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    Hi Zuzana
    Such a special comment!
    Thank you so much, my friend!
    xo

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    Many thanks, Cat.
    xo

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    Hello Duta
    oh, how very kind of you to say that!
    I am very appreciative!
    Thanks so much!
    I do go sometimes to visit Blog of Note and I like some of them.

    You are very welcome for the poem!

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    Thanks very much, Aurora!

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    Hi Lydia
    Many thanks!

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    Hello Constructive Attitude
    Yes, I guess it was sad :(
    Thank you for the visit.
    Always nice to have you here!

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    Hi Kavita
    Your kind words really touched me!
    Thanks so very much!

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  20. Hello Neers
    How very nice having you visit!
    I feel just the same way about all writings, so moving!
    Many thanks for the lovely comment!

    Hope your day was wonderful!
    I know you are so loving your little one!

    Margie:)

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  21. Hello Prerna
    A warm welcome to my blog!
    And, thank you for the kind words!

    Margie:)

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  22. Thank you dear Sarah.
    I do appreacite the kind comment!
    I hope you are enjoying today!

    Margie:)

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  23. Hello Philip
    How very special you are!
    Thanks so much for that lovely comment!

    Best wishes and hugs to you!

    Margie:)

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  24. Very touching Margie. So true that we should not take for granted what we have because we will miss it the most when we it is gone.

    Hope you are keeping well. Hugs to Jake.

    ~a

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  25. This is beautiful Margie, Just made me think Of my dear dad...

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  26. Thankyou for dropping by..

    I must have only missed you by minutes, I just added another post

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  27. His spirit will remain at the end of the tree line.
    xxx

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  28. Hello Ari
    Always so nice having you visit.
    I missed you!

    Thank you for the kind words and Jake says "woof- woof"

    hugs.

    Margie:)

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  29. Hi Carol
    Nice to see you here again.
    Thanks for the nice comment.
    I will come by again soon.

    Margie:)

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  30. I am sorry the passing of your friend Margie, take care.

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bearing its own gifts ...
Untie the ribbons.

-Ruth Ann Schabacker