Ruby Dodd

Old Greybeard - Poem by Ruby Dodd

Well he dosen't really say much but he knows the ways of men
He's watched while men walked on the moon then journeyed back again

He's seen men dive beneath the sea and watched while wars were won
And he can name a thousand plants that grow beneath God's sun

And he can help you build a home or just chop down a tree
He always looks around him and remembers what he sees

Each night when he's through eating he washes up his plate
And goes into the bedroom to turn on channel eight

There he'll abssorb some knowledge before his day is done
Or just watch some predator, a movie, just for fun

And when he wakes tomorrow he'll just begin again
To celebrate life quietly this good and quiet man

Just ask his wife and children I know they will agree
There should be many morfe like him from sea to shining sea

For honesty and goodness he'll always take a stand
And live to do his very best to help his fellow man

Comments about Old Greybeard by Ruby Dodd

  • Linda Hepner (12/30/2005 4:21:00 PM)

    Why don't we know more of such men? The world has changed! (Report) Reply

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  • (12/30/2005 3:52:00 PM)

    My dad had a long gray beard before he died (even though he was only 47) .......this reminded me of him. Very nice Ruby. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 30, 2005

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