Tag: “poems of inspiration”

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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The Juvenile Diabetes Walk for a Cure is this Weekend

The Juvenile Diabetes Walk for a Cure is this Weekend

Written by on October 11, 2012 in Health, Juvenile Diabetes Poems, Love & Family with 0 Comments

This coming Sunday, October 14, is the JDRF Walk in Chicago.  Walk.  And donate what you can. In a very strange political climate,  it is more important than ever that those who most need our help receive it. This includes, especially, those children who have special needs for medical care, educational needs, physical therapy, and mental health care. This […]

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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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Back to School!

Back to School!

“For You, Our Child” This is for all the students who are returning to school, and their parents. I hope you like it!     You are the child of our love and the vision in our dreams. You are curious, strong and beautiful, and filled with such potential. We long to see you when […]

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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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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 0 Comments

  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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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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The Legacy: A Poem from an Organ Donor to His or Her Family

The Legacy: A Poem from an Organ Donor to His or Her Family

It is still Organ Donation Month.  I am re-running “The Legacy.”  This is a poem written from the perspective of a donor to his or her family.  It is intended to provide words of comfort to the family, and as a tribute to both donor and the family. Donate Life: Your life will go on living! […]

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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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