Learn More

Joseph Anderson

Rookie - 139 Points (3-12-25)

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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Humble Man by Joseph Anderson )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,196 Points Clarence Prince (11/10/2014 9:09:00 AM)

    Such a one is extremely hard to find, Joe!
    But, there is hope, all things are possible
    with God, that’s why we must trust Him.
    A wonderful poem, thanks for sharing! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,239 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,239 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,239 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,944 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,205 Points 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! ! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,974 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 125 Points Romeo Della Valle (4/15/2012 11:48:00 AM)

    Just the title along caught my immediate attention and after reading this elegant and humble poem, I have found it to be spiritually inspiring and thought provoking! 10+++ This well crafted and moving write really touched me! My answer to your penning question is YES like our fellow poet Smoky Hoss said below! I try so hard to be humble and kind toward my fellow human beings and I think I am getting in there, slowly but surely! Keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 885 Points Smoky Hoss (11/7/2011 2:44:00 PM)

    I believe we have found one... in the author of this beautiful little poem. Great work, and thoughts Joseph. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Preston James (8/22/2011 11:24:00 AM)

    this is yet another amazing poem. so true, there are very few humble men, but I'm sure that they exist. i love this poem by the way. :) (Report) Reply

Read all 17 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  3. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  4. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
  9. A Child's Christmas in Wales, Dylan Thomas
  10. Mistletoe, Walter de la Mare

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. take three hour to digest, Havilah
  2. Before I go…, Mark Heathcote
  3. The Stuff Myths are Made of, Holly Wotherspoon
  4. A Winter Poem, Leslie Philibert
  5. Angry all the time, Kelly Shanks
  6. nutmeg needs attention, Havilah
  7. All Creatures ‘Life Matter, Hebert Logerie
  8. The Highest Weight Bearing Beam, Michael P. McParland
  9. This Worthless Beast, Michael P. McParland
  10. Nothing Matters, Michael P. McParland
[Hata Bildir]