Ren Man

Posted: March 9, 2014 in free verse, poetry

Never the list of favored people
never chosen festival king
invisible to the magnanimous people
Never given the cities’ keys
Thought to be the least outgoing
not one to shake a stranger’s hand
all consumed in life’s own toils
The unknown renaissance man

Man of books of untapped knowledge
Grand ideas never sought or asked
Verses dreamed, rhymed and written
words never spoken or quietly read
He paints his image in oil on canvas
Molds his face in sculptor’s clay
Hopes some day to be remembered
And his ashes cast some day.


  1. Excellent!
    Yes, ren men WILL be remembered. They touch many people’s lives, even if they don’t realize it. And what they create…what they add to the world…will live in on for generations after they are gone.
    HUGS and Happy Whee-kend!!! 🙂


  2. The other day I read an article that said Leonardo Di Vince may have been a renaissance man. I had to laugh, I always assumed that’s where they got the name.

    This was my lonely people poem for all the Eleanor Rigby’s and Father McKenzie’s out there.


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