Joseph Anderson

Rookie - 256 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

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  • Freshman - 1,657 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

  • Rookie - 23 Points Thomas Vaughan Jones (1/31/2014 4:43:00 PM)

    As we grow older Joe. the egos tend to shrink. Only a humble and gifted man could write a poem like this. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (9/21/2013 10:37:00 AM)

    there are very few humble men today. their egos get in the way. good write (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,864 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

  • Veteran Poet - 2,864 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

  • Veteran Poet - 2,864 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

  • Veteran Poet - 3,047 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 - 17,104 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

  • Rookie - 112 Points Robert Beck (8/1/2012 6:23:00 AM)

    A wonderful inspiring poem (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 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

  • Freshman - 1,635 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

  • Rookie - 362 Points Vanessa Hughes (11/21/2010 12:15:00 AM)

    Love this poem Joe! I think there are such people, but they are few and far between! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bert Bell (11/15/2010 12:24:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, Joe. Very nice indeed. (Report) Reply

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