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A Humble Man

Can you find a humble man,
Glad to be on God's green earth?
One who holds no greedy plan,
Knowing wealth has no true worth.

Perhaps, if you search around
You may find the one I seek;
Standing firm on shaky ground
Proud, yet modest, kind, yet meek.

If your search discovers him
Would you for a moment pause,
To lift his precious diadem
And return to me, because

I cannot find the one I seek,
Someone with a gentle plan;
Proud, yet modest, kind, yet meek;
Can you find a humble man?

Submitted: Friday, November 12, 2010


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  • Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/31/2014 4:43:00 PM)

    As we grow older Joe. the egos tend to shrink. Only a humble and gifted man could write a poem like this.

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  • Heather Wilkins (9/21/2013 10:37:00 AM)

    there are very few humble men today. their egos get in the way. good write

  • Patricia Grantham (3/11/2013 7:27:00 AM)

    Hello Joseph
    This is a wonderful poem. A good rendition on humility, you must be the subject of
    this touching piece of poetry for this was written from the heart. Thank you.

  • Patricia Grantham (3/11/2013 7:27:00 AM)

    Hello Joseph
    This is a wonderful poem. A good rendition on humility, you must be the subject of
    this touching piece of poetry for this was written from the heart. Thank you.

  • Patricia Grantham (3/11/2013 7:19:00 AM)

    Hello Joseph,
    It is better to be humble than proud because pride comes before a fall. A humble child
    taste the grace. A very good rendition of a heart warming poem. This poem was issued
    out of a humble heart. Appreciate the opportunity for a good read.

  • Valerie Dohren (11/24/2012 6:39:00 AM)

    There aren't many of them around Thomas, but they must exist somewhere - I am sure you are one of them to possess such understanding, and to be able to produce such a wonderful poem.

  • Valsa George (10/17/2012 2:10:00 AM)

    When such people are becoming an extinct species, we look up to people like you to see if that diadem is on your head! Not a joke! Your poems and your comments have been inspiring sir and truely I miss them now! !

  • Robert Beck (8/1/2012 6:23:00 AM)

    A wonderful inspiring poem

  • Walterrean Salley (5/8/2012 12:13:00 AM)

    Very hard to find. I'm thinking that perhaps most just don't understand what that means. However, thanks for this beautiful poem from one who truly understands what it means to be humble.

  • Heather Wilson (5/4/2012 2:56:00 PM)

    Maybe, just a thought, if you have a mirror he could be in there., take care of him if he is!

    A wonderful poem, so well written

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