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How Could We Have Ever Known?

How Could We Have Ever Known?

Written by on February 6, 2013 in Love & Family, Special Occasions, Wedding & Love Poems with 0 Comments

  A real life love poem. For Valentine’s Day. For love. For a wedding. For my wedding. For my beautiful wife. From almost 24 years ago.  She’s still the best.  Happy Valentine’s Day, sweetie! The best thing I ever did.  How could we have ever known?   How Could We Have Ever Known?   How […]

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The Chicago Marathon Is Here

The Chicago Marathon Is Here

Written by on September 24, 2012 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Sports with 0 Comments

To the first time marathoners . . . For those who are running their first marathon, there is nothing else like it . . . well, almost nothing. You’ve trained for it: hours of running, miles on roads and trails, aerobic training, cross-training, eating correctly. You’ve done 3 miles and 6 miles and 12 miles and 18 […]

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That You Remember Me: An Alzheimer’s Poem

That You Remember Me: An Alzheimer’s Poem

Written by on September 15, 2012 in Love & Family with 0 Comments

It is World Alzheimer’s Month. Donate to Alzheimer’s Research. http://www.alzfdn.org/     Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia are frightening and devastating diagnoses for victims and their families.  How frightening it must be to know that the mind is failing.  I think the worst thing would be that, as the victim recognizes that he or she is having […]

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It’s Time for Golf!

It’s Time for Golf!

Written by on July 9, 2012 in Sports with 0 Comments

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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Happy Father’s Day to All Dads!

Written by on June 14, 2012 in Special Occasions with 0 Comments

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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Another Graduation Poem: Learning to Fly

Another Graduation Poem: Learning to Fly

It’s graduation season again, a time of looking back, a time of looking forward, a time of reflection, a time of anticipation. It is a time of celebration. A milestone is reached, as new paths move into view. “Learning to Fly” was originally written for my nephews when they graduated from high school. It is actually […]

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