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We will discuss different subjects here, and often we will show poems on all kinds of subjects. Already we have shown many poems here. I truly hope you have enjoyed them.
Many of the poems that you see here have been printed or etched on picture matting for insertion into a frame. These make very nice and unique gift items. And, I can write one just for you or your friend or loved one, and the poem can be etched or printed on matting for you, or I can do it on paper with your special photograph. Several months ago, a very nice customer who understood copyrights asked if he could use one of the poems on this site for his daughter’s graduation book at her high school. I agreed to allow him to publish this poem in the graduation book as a dedication to his daughter, for a small fee. (I have to make a living, just as you do!) While I am in the business of selling gift items, I also know that sometimes people just might want the use of a poem for a different purpose—for a reading in a wedding, for example, or at a funeral or wake. If you are interested in “renting” a poem (without actually buying a picture poem gift) to be read at an event or used in a high school yearbook, we have made this possible. See the Commissioned Poems page, then look under the Permission or Allowance to Publish or Use for Limited Purpose section, or go to the “Permission to Use a Poem” page, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just want to wish everyone who visits here and reads my little pieces a very happy Thanksgiving Day! I am grateful to you. This is a uniquely American tradition, and as much as it has been commercialized, it still retains value because it helps to bring friends and families together. And special thanks to […]
Time to say Thanks! Today, Sunday, I am thanking some people, and I will try to do this throughout the week. I met a wonderful lady for coffee on Friday. Jean MacDonald is a speaker and a business coach. She is actually a Distinguished Toastmaster (or DTM), and she speaks to organizations and businesses […]
Sunday, October 12, 2014! The Chicago Marathon! Are you running? Is your wife, husband, son, daughter, friend? Will you be watching? I wish I was running again! I think the very coolest part of the Marathon is the very beginning: There is a mass of people stretching blocks back from the starting line. After […]
Walk to End Alzheimer’s More Walks to End Alzheimer’s are scheduled for the upcoming weekends. Walk. Donate what you can. Click here to Walk or Donate You already know someone with this disease—a family member; a friend; it might even be you, though you don’t know it. When you forget something, do […]
Alzheimer’s Disease Affects So Many Families Sunday, September 21, 2014, a Walk to End Alzheimer’s will occur at North Central College, Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium. There are other walks in the Chicago area in the near future as well. See the link below for walks in Schaumburg, Libertyville, Glenview, Chicago, Joliet,Lake in the Hills, and Harrisburg, IL. […]
Today I am re-running “The Silence and the Darkness,” a poem about September 11, 2001. The Silence and the Darkness September 11, 2001 Can you hear the silence? There’s a space there in your mind many years old but still brand new— still burning you and touching you though you were far away. Can […]
“A Blessing for the Tennis Player” The early Wimbledon rounds are going on right now. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to watch any of them yet on TV, but in past years some of the most exciting matches have occurred in the early rounds. And it seems, always, that one or more of the […]
Alzheimer’s/Dementia: A New Epidemic? Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia are affecting more and more families all the time. Talk to anyone, and they will have a family member with it, or they will know someone with it. It’s terrible to see the toll that this takes on an individual. It’s terrible to see the toll […]
Sunday is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to All Dads, and to my Dad! Don’t panic! Here are two downloadable options for you last minute shoppers! “My Father Can Fix Anything” and “The Perfect Dad” are available for download for 99 cents! Download, print, and give. Easy. Maybe put it in a frame. It’ll […]