A Simple Man


A Simple Man, A Simple Man
I’m a simple man and grateful for the vegetables that

I gathered and boiled in a pot to make nourishing soup.
This soup will make many meals for me.

I’m a simple man and grateful for the money that
I used to buy a long, freshly–baked loaf of French bread.
This bread will make many breakfasts for me.

I’m a simple man and grateful for the red wine and pure water
I drank with my tasty hot soup and bread tonight.
This wine and water will make many drinks for me.

I am a simple man and grateful for the words
I wrote on clean white sheets of paper.
These words will make many poems for me.

September 6, 2007

  1. Eddy Sanchez says

    Thanks for a great poem. One of the best I read here so far. (Of course I could be wrong, eh, eh,..)

  2. Fernanda Q says

    Such a nice poem! I had to read it a couple of times to get it, lol…

  3. William Burrows says

    Good one!

  4. Bridget Wells says

    This is a really good poem for me, Thanks for posting this.

  5. Amy Best says

    I hear you Mike, I feel the same.

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