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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 info@danielmarkpicturepoems.com.

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The Silence and the Darkness: September 11, 2001

Written by on September 11, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Wimbledon Time!  Tennis Time!

Wimbledon Time! Tennis Time!

“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 […]

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June 21 is Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

June 21 is Alzheimer’s Awareness Day

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 […]

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Last Post Before Father’s Day!

Last Post Before Father’s Day!

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 […]

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Father’s Day is Almost Here!

Father’s Day is Almost Here!

Father’s Day! Hurry!  Are you ready?   Well, it’s time to get ready.  These sports items are on sale. But you have to order now!   _____ Click Here for Runner’s Blessing Click Here for A Blessing for the Golfer Click Here for A Blessing for the Tennis Player   Insert dad’s photo in any […]

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Time for Tennis!

Time for Tennis!

  Time for Tennis! A Blessing for the Tennis Player   A timeless game. No clock. Just shots. Great athletes. Maria Sharapova won the Women’s French Open title yesterday in three sets.  Nadal beat Djokovic today after losing the opening set. An incredible match! We may never see players as competitive as Nadal and Djokovic […]

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Weddings!  A Thousand Dreams

Weddings! A Thousand Dreams

A Thousand Dreams   I love writing wedding poems! One of the first pieces I wrote was for my bride when we got married.  We had a friend read it in the ceremony. He did a great job!  One of these days I’ll post that one here. For now, I am showing “A Thousand Dreams.”  […]

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May and June = Graduations!

May and June = Graduations!

  Chances are there is someone in your family—son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandson, granddaughter, brother, or sister—who is graduating from middle school, high school, college, graduate school, military academy, medical school, nursing school, or law school this month. Think back to your own graduations. You were happy to be done with school for a while! […]

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Memorial Day: Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum

Memorial Day: Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum

It’s Memorial Day.  Time to Remember Those Who Served. “Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum” was written several years ago after a visit to Arlington National Cemetery.  One can’t help but be moved by a visit to this national shrine to deceased servicemen. If you have a chance, go. You will appreciate your country, your […]

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For Graduates.  Learning to Fly

For Graduates. Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly: A Message from Parents to Their Graduating Student   Congratulations!  The world needs you!  No pressure!  Dare to fly. Be great.  Your parents are so proud of you.     Click Here to See Graduation Download

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