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Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day!

Written by on January 22, 2013 in Love & Family, Special Occasions with 0 Comments

    A Thousand Dreams: A Love Poem   I have seen the spectrum of rainbows cross the sky, showing every color to discerning eye. I have touched the endless waves of seas upon the shore– a hypnotizing rhythm always changing yet the same as it ever was before.     I have smelled the […]

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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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The Silence and the Darkness  September 11, 2001

The Silence and the Darkness September 11, 2001

Written by on September 11, 2012 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

  Today I am reprinting “The Silence and the Darkness” which ran last year on this date.  This poem reminds us of the events of September 11, 2001.  Let us always remember those who were killed or injured; those firemen and policemen and ambulance personnel and health care professionals who responded so heroically; those whose family […]

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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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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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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 1 Comment

  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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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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Ron Santo: A True Hall of Famer. Thataway, Ronnie!

Ron Santo: A True Hall of Famer. Thataway, Ronnie!

Ron Santo is finally in the Baseball Hall of Fame. After too many years, and one year too late, Ron Santo is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He died just over one year ago, and so he did not know during his lifetime that he had finally received major league baseball’s highest honor: to […]

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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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The Silence and the Darkness: September 11

Written by on September 11, 2011 in Memorial Poems, News with 0 Comments

The Silence and the Darkness A September 11 Poem Can you hear the silence? There’s a space there in your mind, ten years old but still brand new— still burning you and touching you though you were far away.     Can you see the silence? Not a cloud was in the sky, but a […]

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