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The Measure of a Man

The memories have faded The scars have all been healed We have but to be thankful For the bounty of our yield Many would hope for But only few would find The homecoming they dreamed of Each night inside their mind We owe it to their memory To live each day with pride Always share with others The love you have inside The measure of a man Is based on how much he would give To make sure that those they love Can have the chance to live The Measure of a Man is a poem about the reflections...

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The Best of Seven

Some final thoughts During the final inning About what’s important And what is winning It’s all about the moments And not about the game The memories that we make Where we never are the same It’s easy to see sorrow But harder to see grace During our time on this planet As it’s hurdling through space But then the game is over Full of excitement, joy and tears And you have a precious memory That will last you all your years – Best of Seven is a poem about two friends final pilgrimage to a ball game during the...

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The Strength Within

Build the world you dream of In your heart and in your mind Leave things a little better From the challenges you find Stretch yourself in directions You wouldn’t always go And you will find new purpose And ways that you can grow These are the seeds I’ve planted And sometimes seen come true Not only in my own life But in my children too Just as one dream is ending Another one can begin Fueled by love and memories And strength you have within The Strength Within A friend of mine’s father recently lost his battle with cancer....

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Never Far From Home

The journey is a challenge To go where few would go To find the strength inside us That someday lets us grow We do the work and try our best Though often not enough Sometimes there are no answers When the road ahead is rough What might bring us closer Can sometimes drive apart And leave us just with memories We keep within our heart And so things end unfinished But no matter where I roam There will always be a part of me That’s never far from home ——— Never Far From Home is an inspirational poem about...

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What is Inside

A seed that’s caught from falling Will never reach the ground And as such its true potential Never can be found Watching is the hardest part The tree lets go its seed Knowing it must fall away If its power should be freed There is no way of knowing Which seeds will find their way We hope that they will safely land And learn to grow some day There is comfort in the knowing That somewhere in each seed Is all of life’s instructions And all the love they need What is Inside What is Inside is an inspirational...

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inspirational poems by Robert Longley

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