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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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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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Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient / Gratitude to Donors of Life

Steve Jobs: Organ Recipient / Gratitude to Donors of Life

Written by on November 2, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Organ Donation with 0 Comments

So Hope Will Live (Part IV of IV) Today we conclude So Hope Will Live. This is Part IV. Boston College has a motto:  “Ever to Excel.”  It is adopted from Homer’s Iliad. It is a great motto for a great university and for all of us, because it encapsulates a pursuit that all of us should […]

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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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For Every Kid: A Tribute to Ron Santo Part II of II

Written by on August 11, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, Sports with 0 Comments

For Every Kid:  Ron Santo has helped so many children who suffer from juvenile diabetes. The Chicago Cubs unveiled a beautiful statue of Mr. Santo last night. Here is part II, and the conclusion, of this poem. You saw the children suffer from the burdens that you knew. You gave your all the only way that […]

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Rerun! For Every Kid: A Tribute to Ron Santo Part I of II

Written by on August 9, 2011 in Health, Love & Family, Memorial Poems, Sports with 0 Comments

This poem was first printed last winter as a tribute to Ron Santo.  Today, Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs will be unveiling a statue of Mr. Santo in Wrigley Field.  Whether you agree or disagree that he belongs in the Baseball Hall of Fame, he had extraordinary careers as a player and as a broadcaster and as […]

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Mourn Me Not For I Live On    Part IV of IV

Mourn Me Not For I Live On Part IV of IV

Written by on August 8, 2011 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

The following is the last stanza of Mourn Me Not For I Live On. This poem is a happy and inspiring memorial for your loved one, and your friends and family members will be deeply touched by the uplifting message.  I just finished another memorial piece and was very happy with the final result.  It was etched […]

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Mourn Me Not For I Live On   (Part III of IV)

Mourn Me Not For I Live On (Part III of IV)

Written by on August 5, 2011 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

Here is Part III of IV of Mourn Me Not For I Live On  This poem is a memorial for someone special in your life.  It makes a dignified statement for any wake, funeral or memorial service, and everyone will be touched by its uplifting message.  Your guests and family members will enjoy reading it and seeing […]

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Mourn Me Not For I Live On  Part II

Mourn Me Not For I Live On Part II

Written by on August 4, 2011 in Love & Family, Memorial Poems with 0 Comments

            Mourn Me Not For I Live On   Part II I have loved the life I’ve had, and lived it very well— doing all the best I could, being all the best I was— at what I chose to do. I’ve tried to give what’s mine to give: a warm […]

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