Tag: “the power of words”

Why Do I Write What I Write?

Why Do I Write What I Write?

Written by on February 27, 2014 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Updates with 0 Comments

  Why Daniel Mark Picture Poems? An Essay The short answer is this: I believe in the power of words. “Four score and seven years ago . . .” ; “Ask not what your country can do for you . . .”;  “I have a dream . . .”;  “When in the course of human […]

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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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A Christmas Wish For You

A Christmas Wish For You

Written by on December 18, 2011 in Family & Children & Thoughts on Things, Love & Family with 0 Comments

  Here is a short holiday poem.  We printed this poem on picture matting and we inserted a photograph  of our daughters (previously used for a Christmas card) in the center, which is a nice and cheery way to greet holiday guests. Click on the photo to see it in a larger size. Comes in 10″ by […]

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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: 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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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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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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