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Sunshine
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0 posted 07-02-99 08:43 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Dear Poetry members: An attorney I work with asked for something to read as an introduction to a meeting at her Arts & Humanities Organization. Feel free to use it for your group(s)if you so desire. AND, don't hesitate to comment, as I need the criticism to improve. Thanks.

{~,^} wink!

Each one of us grows in our lives day by day
we can or may mature in one of two ways.
We either grow without wisdom, oblivious to others,
or we develop with the knowledge we can help one another.

We must know we are of one kind, be it yellow, black or white;
if we’re sharp we learn to think with a wee bit of insight.
We learn to put others before our own petty, selfish thoughts
because in our hearts we know kindness can’t be bought.

To cheer on others, to give a kind smile
makes each step lighter and soon we’ve gone miles.
It takes little effort to pass on our best
to treat others kindly, do they deserve less?

We have gathered together tonight, an effort we are
to give hope, life and meaning to those near and far.
Our efforts by day do not seem like too much
but by year’s end we may see the lives that we’ve touched.

If that child, this person, that elderly gentle man
sees a gift, a reason, a desire so grand;
to know a feeling of well being, a life in the sun,
we’ll have our reason to continue that which will not be undone.

© Sunshine, 1992


[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 08-24-99).]
© Copyright 1999 Karilea Rilling - All Rights Reserved
Genea
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1 posted 07-02-99 09:37 AM       View Profile for Genea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Genea

Sunshine,
Such a positive poem with an uplifting message. Bet your attorney friend was quite impressed. Keep writing and posting!!

~Genea
Sunshine
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2 posted 08-24-99 10:10 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Sorry for the belated thanks Genea, on your kind comments.

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Sunshine
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[This message has been edited by Sunshine (edited 08-24-99).]
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 08-25-99 10:14 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Sunshine,
You have some wonderful lines in the poem.
It is well done but up to them to take the advice.
WhtDove
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5 posted 08-25-99 10:30 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

What an extraordinary poem! Great message!
Sunshine
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6 posted 08-27-99 02:04 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Thanks Seymour and Whtdove, for your kind comments. You're correct, Sy, it's up to all of us to take up the challenge.

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Sunshine
Words will always express our feelings true. ~~~ KRJ
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


 
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