Eyes are the doorway to the soul
That’s what I have been told
I was never really sure this was true
Until I had the chance to look at you
Your eyes show wisdom I have never known
Wisdom from living a life by your own
Set of rules and decisions made
Sometimes wrong and for those you paid
A man with a weathered face
Lines of a hard life that can be traced
To working on a ship with many men
And giving orders and leading them
Even when times were hard and the seas were rough
You were strong and you were tough
Never leading your men astray
Watching their actions night and day
And now that you are in your December years
You still do not have any fears
Knowing you have learned so much
And have always had a strong touch
On faith, goodness and reality
Being brave and being free

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Henk, I loved WISDOM
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  • Aritheeagle
    Aritheeagleover 6 years ago

    Good one Sally Omar – really well done on this….

    You said it well.


  • Ari, Thank you so much..C.C. was kind enough to put the photo
    which was my inspiration below..I just loved this photo and Wisdom
    so suited this gentleman..Sally xxoo

    – Sally Omar

  • C.C. Arshagra
    C.C. Arshagraover 6 years ago

    Very Admirable to wtite a poem about Henk Stolk

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 6 years ago

    C.C. I have done other collaborations with Henk..I think his photography and art are awesome.
    Thanks so much for adding photo..the minute I saw his photo WISDOM..I knew I had to write
    this poem..Thank you so much..Sally xxoo

  • HenkStolk
    HenkStolkover 6 years ago

    great writing, my friend

  • Henk, I have to thank you and thank you again..I just loved this spoke for itself and I loved writing this poem..Sally xxoo

    – Sally Omar

  • HenkStolk
    HenkStolkover 6 years ago

    you rock, girl

  • And you definitely rock!! Sally xxoo

    – Sally Omar

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 6 years ago

    Wow .Great Sally.

  • Sharon, Thanks so much.. I immediately loved Henk’s photograph..
    he is a very talented photographer and artist and had to write this
    poem..the words were jumping around in my head..Sally xxoo

    – Sally Omar

  • Angela Harburn
    Angela Harburnover 6 years ago

    Wonderful poem and fabulous picture. He looks so full of wisdom gathered over a long, eventful life – great collaboration! xxx

  • Angela, Thank you so much..the minute I saw Henk’s photo I knew
    I had to write this poem..Sally xxoo

    – Sally Omar

  • melynda blosser
    melynda blosserover 6 years ago

    you can tell he can teach you alot about life your writing fits it to a tee, yes henk captured he very well to let you see how wise this man is

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