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Ron Santo: Hall of Famer, Finally!

Ron Santo: Hall of Famer, Finally!

Written by on July 17, 2012 in Health, Juvenile Diabetes Poems, News, Sports with

Ron Santo finally will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend.  It is long overdue. The following poem was written in 2010 in honor of Mr. Santo, who gave so much for so many kids, and especially those with juvenile diabetes.                 For Every Kid: A […]

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It’s Time for Golf!

It’s Time for Golf!

Written by on July 9, 2012 in Sports with

Bubba Watson won the Masters.  Webb Simpson won the US Open. The British Open awaits at Royal Lytham & St. Anne’s in Lancashire, England, starting July 19.  Here’s a golf poem, entitled “A Blessing for the Golfer.”   May morning’s scent be green and sweet when you answer ancient call. May your grip be gently […]

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Wimbledon! A Blessing for the Tennis Player:  A Tennis Poem

Wimbledon! A Blessing for the Tennis Player: A Tennis Poem

Written by on July 6, 2012 in Sports with

  Serena Williams v. Agnieszka Radwanska in the Ladies’ Final. Roger Federer v.  Andy Murray in the Gentlemens’ Final.  Should be great matches!  A tennis poem.   A Blessing for a Tennis Player   May the net always be friendly. /a> May your serve always be true. May your strokes always be quicker than the shots hit […]

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It’s Time to Be Americans!

It’s Time to Be Americans!

Written by on July 3, 2012 in Politics, Special Occasions with

Happy Birthday, America! This poem was written several years ago, after the 2008 financial meltdown.  Some, with the means to do so, almost took down the financial house of the USA, and even much of the rest of the world. There are many theories about how it happened: greed; lack of governmental oversight; lack of self-discipline; […]

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Happy Father’s Day to All Dads!

Written by on June 14, 2012 in Special Occasions with

June 17 is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to my dad, and to all fathers! Enjoy it! My dad has always been very good at fixing things—windows, cars, bicycles, etc.  I am not, and never have been. Here’s a poem to honor his “fix-ability.”        My Father Can Fix Anything My father can fix anything. […]

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All That Is Beautiful

All That Is Beautiful

One more graduation poem for a daughter:  All That Is Beautiful. Congratulations, Class of 2012! All that is beautiful, you take it all in: stars in the heavens; sweet morning dew. Life is to live—not lose or win— and no one loves life as much as you. See the world with your own eyes; there […]

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Your Guiding Star: A Graduation Poem

Your Guiding Star: A Graduation Poem

         Today I am running “Your Guiding Star,” another graduation poem to honor       2012 high school and college grads.  Congratulations, Graduates! You are burdened with the likelihood of overwhelming student loan debt, and you are inheriting a world far more complicated, selfish, angry and economically and politically divided than ever.  Fix it, please!  […]

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Each Day You Write Your History: For Any Graduate

Each Day You Write Your History: For Any Graduate

  Graduation season is, amazingly, almost over!  Most high schools and most colleges now hold graduation ceremonies in May.  Today I am re-running “Each Day You Write Your History,” which was put up at the end of April.  This was originally written for a young lady’s high school graduation, but I think it works also […]

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Soon to Bloom

Soon to Bloom

  Soon to Bloom: Another Graduation Poem for Daughters Thank you to all who viewed “Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum”, a poem to honor our servicemen and women, past and present. Today, I am running “Soon to Bloom,” another graduation poem especially for girls. If you like it, you can order one for your […]

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Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum   Memorial Day: Remember Them

Of Distant Mist and Muffled Drum Memorial Day: Remember Them

Written by on May 25, 2012 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with

  Memorial Day Weekend.      This poem was inspired by a visit to Arlington National Cemetery several years ago.   Memorial Day: A time to remember. Remember those who served. Remember those who were wounded, some horribly and forever. And some were wounded in ways not so visible to the rest of us. Remember those who perished. Remember their […]

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