Joe Howell

Rookie (05-30-1950 / Tennessee)

Grandpa - Poem by Joe Howell

he stood six feet tall
bigest man i had ever seen
at age seven, he came into my life
picked me up and put me in a wheelbaro
for a ride, the first time i saw him
gave me a ride into his heart, also

he took me hunting, fishing too
taught me that things are still there
in the dark, you just can't see them
smartest man i ever knew, never went to
school, learned everything on his own

taught me to stand on my own feet, and
that i could cry if i need to, showed
me the way thru a cave when i was ten
proved to me that i could stand, after i
fell a few times.

told me that time would go by fast
when i got old- i thought he was nuts
untill a few years ago, just the
last week. Now i know, he was
for me.


Comments about Grandpa by Joe Howell

  • (10/21/2006 1:30:00 PM)


    An excellent word portrait of a great human being. Very touching, Joe.

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 10, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, January 9, 2006


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