It is there, deep inside

A strength unknown

The resilient heart

Generationally grown


Forefather’s drums beat

Within your veins

Fortitude untapped

To ease the pain


Strong, proud men

Of the lives now past

Have instilled in you

The strength to last


From your father, his father

And his father and his

Is all the knowledge

Of what real strength is


You wear a proud mantle

Already well earned

But there is a power in you

That remains yet unlearned


So, rise and face

What battles may come

Always remember

Where you came from


For your father, his father

And his father too

Are all standing

Right behind you


17 Responses to “Lineage”
  1. Beautiful and a great thought honouring fathers and grandfathers. Brilliant! All the best to you my friend!

  2. beth says:

    a lovely ode to our ancestors, both recent and way past

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    I feel strength through your words, Brad! Beautiful! I’m so thankful for my lineage. 💛💕🥰

  4. kristianw84 says:

    What a lovely reminder of the gifts we inherited are always with us, and therefore, so are our ancestors. This reads so beautifully, my dear friend!

  5. joyroses13 says:

    Wonderful poem!

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    I feel responsible for continuing the lessons my grandparents and parents taught me and passing them on to our son.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Just goes to show that when you retired, it was from the classroom, not the profession. You should be proud. Your son has been an exceptional student of life. Thank you, Pete!

  7. I can sense my mother in the crowd as well!

  8. Joyce says:

    Wow!! All the best bro

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