Archive for August, 2011

Off (or Back) to College – ‘Tis the Season

Back to School! Well, it’s back to school time.  All over the country, our students are preparing for another school year.  It’s an exciting, scary, exhilarating and expensive time.  Yet, these young people are the finest and best hope for a nation so in need of hope.  We need to be there for them, and […]

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For Every Kid: A Tribute to Ron Santo Part II of II

Written by on August 11, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, Sports with 0 Comments

For Every Kid:  Ron Santo has helped so many children who suffer from juvenile diabetes. The Chicago Cubs unveiled a beautiful statue of Mr. Santo last night. Here is part II, and the conclusion, of this poem. You saw the children suffer from the burdens that you knew. You gave your all the only way that […]

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Rerun! For Every Kid: A Tribute to Ron Santo Part I of II

Written by on August 9, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, Sports with 0 Comments

This poem was first printed last winter as a tribute to Ron Santo.  Today, Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs will be unveiling a statue of Mr. Santo in Wrigley Field.  Whether you agree or disagree that he belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he had extraordinary careers as a player and as a broadcaster and as […]

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Mourn Me Not For I Live On    Part IV of IV

Mourn Me Not For I Live On Part IV of IV

Written by on August 8, 2011 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

The following is the last stanza of Mourn Me Not For I Live On. This poem is a happy and inspiring memorial for your loved one, and your friends and family members will be deeply touched by the uplifting message.  I just finished another memorial piece and was very happy with the final result.  It was etched […]

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Mourn Me Not For I Live On   (Part III of IV)

Mourn Me Not For I Live On (Part III of IV)

Written by on August 5, 2011 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

Here is Part III of IV of Mourn Me Not For I Live On  This poem is a memorial for someone special in your life.  It makes a dignified statement for any wake, funeral or memorial service, and everyone will be touched by its uplifting message.  Your guests and family members will enjoy reading it and seeing […]

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Mourn Me Not For I Live On  Part II

Mourn Me Not For I Live On Part II

Written by on August 4, 2011 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

            Mourn Me Not For I Live On   Part II I have loved the life I’ve had, and lived it very well— doing all the best I could, being all the best I was— at what I chose to do. I’ve tried to give what’s mine to give: a warm […]

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Mourn Me Not:  A Memorial Poem    Part I of IV

Mourn Me Not: A Memorial Poem Part I of IV

Written by on August 3, 2011 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

  Mourn Me Not For I Live On             Part I of IV Today I am showing a piece called “Mourn Me Not For I Live On.”  This was originally written on commission to commemorate the life of a well-loved and very accomplished father, grandfather and husband.  He and his wife traveled quite a bit, and this poem […]

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Marathon Part IV

Marathon Part IV

Written by on August 2, 2011 in Health, Sports with 0 Comments

Marathon Part IV (the last stanza)   I am not a soldier but now my fight is done. I trained myself and fought myself; my battle has been won. I raise my arms up to the sky, proud of my own victory. I conquered my own self today: I am a part of history.   […]

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