Pappy's Poems

These are poems I found in my attic that were written or collected by my great grandfather, Pappy Black

A Ballad to The Buttermilk Kid, Lois who mixes our “Corn of the Week”

A Blessing for a meal

A wish for 1975

A blessing for sisters

A Daily Wosh

A sonnet to Winifred

A Toast

A wish for 1917

A wish for 1976

An ode to a Cook

An ode to Lisa


Bashful Jimmie

Birthday Greetings - Golden Age Joy

Birthday Greetings 5-14-1977

Cabin Fever Blues

Coming Home

Dear Abby

Down Memory Lane with You

Easter Greetings 1975

God's Gift of Beauty

Hymn to the Welfare States

I had but 50 cents

I love me

If you have a friend worth loving

In a friendly sort of way

In after days

It isn't the church it's you

Just for fun 6-29-75

Just Rambling


MJ gave me this poem 7-27-69

Mother's Day - A mother's love

Mother's Day greetings to Elizabeth - A mother's prayer

Mother's Day greetings to Elizabeth - Grandmaw's tools

Mother's Day greetings to Elizabeth - Maw's tools

Mother's Day greetings to Elizabeth - A mother's love

My evening prayer

My morning prayer


Our Son




Santa's Lament

That's what I like about you

That's what I think about you

The little Things

The perfect evening

The Radio

The table set for two

The touch of the Master's hand

To a dear friend

To a special friend

Valentine's greetings to a special friend

Wedding Anniversary - 25th

Wedding Anniversary - 50th

Wedding Anniversary - 55th

Wedding Anniversary - 59th

Wedding Anniversary - 60th

Wedding Anniversary - 80th

When old age comes creeping

When time comes creeping

Will you love me when I'm old

Your church and mine