Poem : Walk A Little Plainer, Daddy

Dad and son on beach

“Walk a little plainer, Daddy,”
said a little boy so frail.
“I’m following in your footsteps
And I don’t want to fail.

Sometimes your steps are very plain,
Sometimes they’re hard to see.
So walk a little plainer, Daddy,
For you are leading me.
I know that you once walked this way
Many years ago.
And what you did along the way
I’d really like to know.
For sometimes when I’m tempted
I don’t know what to do.
So, walk a little plainer, Daddy,
For I must follow you.

Someday when I am grown up,
You are like I want to be,
Then I will have a little boy,
Who will want to follow me.
And I would want to lead him right
And help him to be true.
So, walk a little plainer, Daddy,
For we must follow you.

– – – written by ?

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7 thoughts on “Poem : Walk A Little Plainer, Daddy”

  1. Just wanted to tell you that the poem you have published “Walk a Little Plainer, Daddy” was written by me. I have the original copy. I wrote it in 1965.

  2. The poem that is on your page Walk A Little Plainer , Daddy was written by me in 1965. I have the original copy. It has been published for years as author unknown and a few more have actually added their names to it. But, I assure you I wrote it.

  3. Janet you are a liar! This poem was written by my grandfather and my father has it in a book of poems that were written well before 1965. Desperate people do desperate things and you should apologize. Rudell Virgil Tribble is the talented individual who wrote this. Good luck Janet I would love to see the original!

  4. I am the author of your poem that you have listed
    “Poem : Walk A Little Plainer, Daddy which you have listed by Gregory, Please explain yourself.

  5. Hi All,

    Please understand that the text you see right under the post title on top of the page saying “By Georgy”, just means that this article was posted in this website by me. This is the same for all the posts in this website whichever you will consider.

    For the author of a particular article on this website, you will have to look at the end of the article to see a text saying “– – – written by …” which is the true author who composed the article. And that appears to be multiple in the case of this poem as I see from the comments on this page. So who is the real author?

    God bless you,

  6. Robert, I most definitely wrote that poem. I was working at ITT in Milan, Tennessee at the time…I wrote it on the back of a time card and I have the time card in my possession. In fact, have sent copies of the original to have my name added to some of the sites on Internet…But, thank you for thinking so much of it that you would actually lie about writing it…or saying your grandfather wrote……God Knows Differently and so do I….

  7. Janette Ingram–
    I am a novice at copy write requirements but have used your poem in a book I am writing concerning what God has to say concerning the many roles we play in life and have included it on the chapter on parenting. Appears that I cannot do this without the author’s permission or use a maximum of eight lines without permission even though the author may be unknown.
    I am asking you to provide your email so as to address this with you as I need some proof that you are the author and your permission to include it in the book. Thanks, Jarrell Gibbs jandcg@earthlink.net

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