A Simple Kind Of Man

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A Simple Kind Of Man

If you are lucky
in your life

You will meet
a simple man

Who will stand with you
at your lowest point

And lend you his helping hand


A man who loves his family

And shows it in every way
He's there for all the little things
His devotion takes your fears away


A man
who believes in honesty
And
places it above
most everything

He would not accept
anything less
From those
that mean the most to him

A man who is there
when you need him
Who stands willingly
by your side

Or holds you
in his arms of strength
When you must break down and cry

Who comforts children
when they're sad

Sings them a powerful little song
And the sound of his strong voice
Eases their tears before too long

A man who loves
so many things
His family
and
all his friends

Even the dog
always by his side

Both are loyal
|to the end


I was so blessed
in my life
To have known
just such a simple man

Who held me tight
the day I was born

And said "Welcome home, my newest friend."


Now I know that he is standing
With another giving, simple man

Both waiting to one day
hold me tight
And say,

"Welcome home now, my dear friend."


by Howard C Holbert 2009

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The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

HCHolbert’s Poems (187)

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Magical Moment a Christmas Suprise 1
Goal Post Prayer 0
When You See My Heart 1
Champions 0
Mend This Broken Heart of Mine 1
Through These Words 0
Show Your Love Today 1
In The Hands of Love 0
Now I See 0
Just As You Are 2
Hall of memories 0
When I am Gone 3
I Wanna Be Free 1
Mercy 0
Just Part Me Out 2
Corpus Christi by the Bay 2
The Suit of Forgiveness 2
Life for Life 0
Yellow Rose 2
Break the Chains 1
Bet I Get Some Sleep Tonight 0
Where Is The Love 0
Thank you Jesus 0
Medicated 1
Sunlight In Your Eyes 0
In A Little While 1
The Shape Of My Heart 1
According To The Plan 0
Choose Love 1
Dont You See 0
As Deep as the River Runs 1
Hole In The Ocean 2
Only Your Love 1
Tribulation 0
When Angels Cry 0
Old Blue Jean's 0
The Wedding Cake 0
Wings of an Angel 0
When A Man Cries 4
We Entertain Angels Unaware 1
Through It All 0
The Old Songman 0
Refiners Fire 0
You Touch My Soul 0
Cry Of The Fishermen 3
Cedars in Mist 1
Love Life and It Will Love You 2
The Star You Are 1
Searching For The Promised Land 1
He Taught Us 2
I Need You Now 3
Keep Turning The Pages 2
Loving You is the Greatest Pleaure I will Ever Know 3
Ties Between Us 0
Angel Fly 2
Gems 2
RElive The Moments 1
The Little Things 2
Learning to Fly 1
Breathless 0
Walk with Him 0
Nights of Lightning, Days of Thunder 2
Soul of a Man 3
Smiles that Hide the Pain 0
Shotgun Ally 1
Angel I Cling To 0
Being 2
God made Dad 1
Old Cross 1
Well Pleased 0
Breath of Life 0
Fallen Star 0
I See You There 0
the Spirit Within 0
Your All I am 0
Reunion 1
Blues Man 2
Pot of Life 1
the Whittler 1
Paths 0
Greatness 1
There is a Sleeping Lion in Every Barve Man 1
Take Me 1
The Vets 3
With All Your Heart Love 0
Standing At The Foot Of The Mountain 2
Dawns Mountain Lulaby 1
Touch Me Again 1
Morning on Nooksak 1
A Thanksgiving 0
Lengths 0
All Dead Fish Smell The Same 2
My Little Family 0
the Plague 1
Hands of Time 2
Peace in Moments,Life in Dreams 0
Unite 1
The Color of Dreams the Color of Wind 1
Time,Fire and Soul 0
Places Real and Imagined 0
Tales Told in Wood,Wind & steel 2
Woods and Water 1
Survive 0
Frozen Silence 1
It's Comming 0
Moments 2
The Puppet Master 1
The Product 0
Enchanted Circle 0
How High 1
No Stranger To The Pain 1
Grit 2
Still Holding Hands 2
Renewel 1
Sounds 3
Well Of Love 0
Love & Peace 0
The Homecoming 1
Reconcile 1
Freedom Train 0
Take Me Back 0
Closer To My Mountain Home 0
The Beat Of A Different Drum 0
Got To Get Away 1
Love Like This 0
When I Look At You 0
Thoughts Of You 0
Red Sands Of Time 0
The Journey 0
Call Of The Mountain 0
Star Shined 1
Aspen Embrace 0
God gave 3
Sacred Wind Mystic Rythms 0
Reaching Out 1
Distress Signals 1
The Soul Hunters 1
Your Story 0
Dont Let A Good Woman Down 1
Hands 1
Sacred Ground 1
I'll Be Home By Tonight 0
I'm going To Love You Anyway 0
The Artist 1
The Cow Hand 1
Simple Pleasures 1
Sea Of Tears 1
A Simple Kind Of Man 0
Encourage One Another 1
Closer To My Home 0
The Beggining or The End 1
Juke Box For The Lord 0
Harvest Time 0
Star Shined On My Path 1
Words 0
Take Me Back To The Mountains 0
When I Look At You 0
Hope In Us All 2
Is This How It Feels 1
Because Of You 0
Skippin Stone's 1
Voices and Vision 2
Grandmas Kitchen 4
Dad 0
Top Of The Mountian 1
Lines 0
The Children 2
A Single Rose 3
The Haunting Sound 1
The Fisherman 2
One More Mountain To Climb 1
Old Tree 1
Log Cabin Dream 2
Loving You 0
A Quiet Place 2
Pinecone 0
The Blue Gate 0
Dont Wake Me Up 1
Where Fire Meets Sky 1
Enchanted Forest 1
Touching Souls 1
On Bent Knee 0
Tear Drops On Ferns 4
No Promises 1
Tent City 4
Spirit Of The Falls 4
Condition Of The Heart 5