Sunday, September 26, 2010


An epitome of virtue he was
Dignified in bearing and true in heart
He had his ups and downs
that he bore with no elation or frowns

He was an idol much adored by his family
A hero to his friends and community
The poor and needy found succor in him

While the sick and the hungry saw a helping hand

He became an advocate of world peace
And an honest-to-goodness environmentalist
He was against drugs and child abuse
And more so with violence at home

He may not be a perfect and great person
But he has done good deeds without question
He richly deserves a worthy and lasting tribute
A monument in his name raised without dispute


Do you know of anyone? He may not be the totality of this poem. You may have elbowed with him once or twice. Or you may have lived with him throughout your existence. Who do you think he must be? He maybe a loved one, a dear friend, a grandfather, a father, a leader, a mentor, a husband, a son, a nephew? Tell me who could be that one person who deserves a monument?

Written for: One Single Impression

Prompt: Monument

Also Linked to Monday Poetry Potluck

Model: Buildings, Landmarks and Monuments


  1. We all need someone to inspire us like that.

  2. I love how you have created a monument in words to unsung heroes and then invited us to attach a name we know! A beautiful, creative idea!

  3. A hero indeed.

    Amity, heart knows value of a true gentleman(or woman!) and respects him. Thanks for paying tributes to whom it belongs.

  4. Well said, friend. I can think of many ordinary people who are heroes for these reasons.

  5. A rich tribute to a great soul Amity.World needs a reminder in the form of a monument to refresh memories and teach generations to come about the trials and tribulations a great person has undergone to be someone in life.

  6. This is beautiful ode to the magnificent figures in our world. For me, I would erect a monument to Mahatma Gandhi, a true pacifist.

  7. I love that you left the individual this monument was dedicated to really makes an impact. There are so many unsung heroes in this world who deserve monuments. Beautifully done!

  8. Unfortunately Amity, I don't know anyone personally like that. I wish that I did! Love Di ♥

  9. Hello Amity.. many thanks for such a wonderful take on the prompt.. Can't it be a monument to an unnamed soul..which can be for anyone nearing waht you have depicted.. beautiful..

    And about your comment on my page.. Ooops.. Here's a little clarification Amity ..

    I have not written that any of us may become a monument, if you see it a little carefully you will find me talking about OSI becoming a monument of Self -discovery..

    And hey.. that's possible why not with efforts of Sandy and Andree..

  10. An inspiring figure you have depicted.We do come across in our lives a few like him.A monument need not be in stone and brick.We can build it in our hearts for those who richly deserve it.
    A beautiful poem in your inimitable style.Thanks Amity

  11. A nice little poem Amity!! :) Lot of noble thoughts in it but no single person can have all those virtues. Even if they are present in a lesser degree, the world would be a better place.

  12. Nice poem, Amity! And the only person I can really think of IS perfect...

  13. A deep bow in respect of this entry of yours.

    Please have a good new week.

    daily athens

  14. Excellent post! Loved where you took this! =)


  15. What a beautiful dedication...I believe there are many men and women who are deserving of a monument. Often, they are the people closest to us. The best way to honor them is with our love. Beautifully written Amity.

  16. Dear Amity,
    Good Morning!
    Hope you've not forgotten me.
    A very well expressed poem.One has many figures in life to have a monument built of love,care and dedication.
    Have a great day!

  17. Hi Amity! Thanks for offering to help me on October 19. I'd email you the information, but I can't locate your email address. Mine's alexjcavanaugh AT Thanks!!

  18. Ah, yes! This is beautiful, a tribute to many!

  19. That's true Anthony, thank you so much... :)

  20. Thank you Gemma, glad you love it... :)

  21. Thanks to you too Harshad for the inspiring comment!

  22. Yes my dear Sandy, there are a lot around us.. :)

  23. Yes Nanka, what you just said is very, very true!

    Have a beautiful week ahead! :)



  24. Hi Sam;

    Mahatma Gandhi? An Indian hero I guess...:)

    Thanks so much! :)

  25. Hi Sweetest;

    Yes, there are so many and I wish to dedicate this poem to them,whoever they are! :)

  26. Hi Di; it? Oh he can be your Dad or your hubby? :)

    Have a great week dear!



  27. HI Ramesh,

    It can be a tribute to anyone...

    Oh, sorry for the blunder...I may have overlooked your point!

    Yes, OSI is an instrument for self-discovery, I am with you in that idea! Thanks to Andree and Sandy... :)

  28. I guess you are right KP!

    Thanks for your nice comments.

  29. Yes Rumz, one can have a couple or more, but can't have all those virtues in one!

    It's like, there's no perfect person, right?

  30. Thanks Alex...:) yes, that person must be perfect, but not really...

  31. Thanks Weasel...:)

    I was just inspired to pen these thoughts at one time, hence this!

  32. Thanks Write Girl, yes you are right...:)

  33. Hi Anu,

    Nope, I didn't forget you...not at all! Thanks for your visit and kind comments...they are inspiring for someone like me whose about to stop and not on blogging.

    Have a nice day too!

  34. NOted Alex...sure and thanks for letting me know!

  35. Amity, I like this very much and yes we have all met this person or someone like it.


  36. Thanks Melanie, happy to note you like it very much! Yes, true! :)

  37. Yes Patti, true! I agree with you and everyone else whose thoughts are same as ours! Mownin... :)

  38. excellent post!!!!... thought provoking...

  39. Thanks Ms Pie... :) Happy weekend... :)

  40. All people that give us little humanity and loving understanding deserve monuments! Good one!

  41. Enjoyed this, my first visit to yr blog. Thought-provoking piece


    Luke @ WordSalad

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  42. what an elegant piece to share with potluck...

    imperfection makes perfection.
    brilliant sentiments, love this work.

    here is one of my entries,
    a poetry award 4 you and thank you for your support on week 9 potluck fun.

  43. Beautiful ode and beautiful image.. yes people like him are always there... some are sung and some unsung... Cheers!!!

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