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A Heart That Sings

A Heart That Sings

Written by on February 14, 2013 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

On this Valentine’s Day, remember why you fell in love, and think about what you can do to stay there. But, it’s important to keep your heart happy too, both you and your loved one, and your family. And sometimes that takes professional help. Here is a poem for those who are having or facing […]

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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 0 Comments

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 Poetry Month and Organ Donation Month

It’s Poetry Month and Organ Donation Month

Written by on April 12, 2012 in Organ Donation with 2 Comments

  It’s Poetry Month and Organ Donation Month, all at once!  Be a donor!  Be a writer!  Be a reader! Here is “Have A Heart,” originally written for a young man who underwent his second heart transplant at age 20 (the first was as an infant), and a kidney transplant, also at age 20.  And […]

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Donate Life: So Hope Will Live

Donate Life: So Hope Will Live

So Hope Will Live  This poem was written as a “thank you” from the perspective of an organ recipient to his or her  donor and donor family.  It is called “So Hope Will Live.”  It can be etched with room for a photograph.   Disclaimer: I am not an organ recipient, but I know someone who is, […]

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March 11: One Year Since the Tsunami

March 11: One Year Since the Tsunami

Written by on March 7, 2012 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, News with 0 Comments

It seems hard to believe, but it has been a year since the tsunami hit Japan and severely damaged the nuclear reactor. I am re-running “Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory”. Winds of Death: Nature Claims Its Victory How now shall the living live with so much life now gone? Nature moved the water’s […]

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If there was no calendar, what day would it be?

Written by on January 2, 2012 in Education, Schools & Graduations, Politics with 0 Comments

Happy New Year!  Make it so. We make such a big deal about a new year.  We convince ourselves that, somehow, this one will be different and better than all the others. And perhaps it will. Each of us, of course, has some power, some ability, and some opportunity, to make it a better year […]

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Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient  Extraordinary Life  Part III of IV

Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient Extraordinary Life Part III of IV

Written by on October 14, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

The tributes to this remarkable man continue all over the internet.  The following poem was not written with Steve Jobs in mind, but it might reflect the gratitude he felt for his donor. Below you will see Part III of “So Hope Will Live.”   Donate Life! Be an organ donor. So Hope Will Live  (Part […]

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Steve Jobs Part II: An Extraordinary Life; An Organ Recipient

Steve Jobs Part II: An Extraordinary Life; An Organ Recipient

Written by on October 10, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation, Updates with 0 Comments

This is Part II of a poem called “So Hope Will Live,” which was written last year.  It was not written with Steve Jobs in mind, but it is a poem written from the perspective of an organ recipient who is alive because of someone else’s gift.  Donate Life: Your life will go on living. […]

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It’s running season. (Not politicians.)  Real runners! Marathoners.

It’s running season. (Not politicians.) Real runners! Marathoners.

Written by on July 25, 2011 in Health, Sports with 0 Comments

Marathon. Part II: Do you know a marathoner?  They often have a 26.2 on the backs of their cars.  This is for them!  Or you! You, or your favorite runner, will love this piece.  The other day, I posted “Runner’s Blessing.” Today, I am posting “Marathon.”  This is one of my earliest, and still, one of […]

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A Heart That Sings

Written by on March 11, 2011 in Health with 0 Comments

As this is being written, we are watching TV coverage of the devastation in Japan from the earthquake.  Our thoughts are with all of those affected by the earthquake and the tsunami. A Heart That Sings: The following poem was written for a friend who recently underwent successful heart valve surgery.  This individual took very […]

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