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The Sage (other title suggestions welcomed and appreciated)

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hoot_owl_rn
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The Sage (any better suggestions for a title?)

High upon a dusty shelf
On paper yellowed with time
Lies his simple gift to man
His words in meter and rhyme
As a poet, he was never known
Though I have known as such
And whereas his passing went unnoticed
I miss him very much
Now all that's left are his words
Inked upon the page
To many not the wisest man
But to me he was a sage
How his words they moved me
Such stories he could tell
He left a mark upon my life
This man that I knew well
In the grand old scheme of things
He was but a simple man
And while Grandpa wasn't famous
I remain his biggest fan
~Ruth Grattan 9/11/99
(Dedicated to my Grandfather)

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"The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anais Nin
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Lucie
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1 posted 09-12-99 12:28 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

What a wonderful tribute.. I think perhaps a title that shows that.. no ideas from me, but .... well I had to put my 2 cents in..hehe
Balladeer
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2 posted 09-12-99 12:29 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

WOnderful poem, Hoot. How about "His Legacy" or "The Greatest Poet You Never Knew"
WhtDove
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3 posted 09-12-99 12:37 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Very touching Hoot! This was beautiful!!! No suggestions, but I think Balladeer's are good.
caroline
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4 posted 09-12-99 12:43 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

I see he left you his gift Wonderful words of love you've written here, hoot. I really like this a lot. I like Balladeer's title suggestions too.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Denise
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5 posted 09-12-99 12:44 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Now I'm crying again! Oh my, this was absolutely breathtaking! What a lovely tribute to your grandfather! I'm sure he'd be pleased. I think 'The Sage' captures the essence of his impact on your life!

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Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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Lucie, Whtdove, Caroline, Denise and Balladeer...thank you all very much.

Balladeer...I like your suggestion of "His Legacy"

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"The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anais Nin
DreamEvil
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7 posted 09-12-99 12:59 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Wonderful poem, Ruth. I well remember my own Grandfather.

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Pain is life, life is short, I will endure.
DreamEvilŠ


Master
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8 posted 09-12-99 02:32 AM       View Profile for Master   Email Master   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Master's Home Page   View IP for Master

Great writing runs in your family! Great tribute to your grandfather and I think the title is perfectly fine.

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I fell in love and kept on falling
Sunshine
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Your title is fine. My only suggestion would have been "Stories of the Sage".

By the way, I believe your Grandfather is beaming!
hoot_owl_rn
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Master, Dream Evil and Sunshine...thank you very much

Sunshine.....I like your suggestion also, thank you

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"The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anais Nin
Denise
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11 posted 09-12-99 11:32 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

A BUMP TO THE TOP! (Just because I like it so much!)

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Denise
hoot_owl_rn
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Why thank you Denise
Billy
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13 posted 09-13-99 01:33 PM       View Profile for Billy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Billy

Great job. I was just thinking about posting a poem about my grandfather. This is sooooo good. I'll just keep mine hidden for now.
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