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Somewhere, Someone, Someday

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hoot_owl_rn
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Somewhere, Someone, Someday

Somewhere a lonely child cries
Hungry in the night
Somewhere a body sick and tired
Is giving up life’s fight
Somewhere a man is begging
With no shoes upon his feet
Somewhere another teen is killed
On a darkened city street
Somewhere a new disease’s discovered
For which no cure is found
Somewhere another bomb goes off
Leveling houses to the ground
Somewhere a grieving mother cries
And curses God above
Somewhere another heart is broken
In the name of love
Somewhere a simple prayer goes out
That this world might someday be
Somewhere that we can together live
Our lives out peaceably
Somewhere someone’s making changes
Let them be for good
Somewhere, someone has to start
Perhaps my friend, we should



 "When you come to the edge of the light which is all you know. And are about to step off into the darkness that is unknown...Faith is knowing one of two things will happen...there will be something to stand on...or you will learn how to fly." -Unknown

Dear God...please give me wings!


© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 12-09-1999 04:26 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Yes, we should.  It starts with just one.
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2 posted 12-09-1999 04:26 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent sentiments, Ruth, expertly expressed. Yes, we should. I'm ready. Are you?..........and the rest of you?

 To the world you might be just one person but to one person you might just be the world.

Betty Gravitt
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3 posted 12-09-1999 04:32 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Loved it hoot_owl_rn. The last two lines should hit home. If only we could do this I believe we would see a better world someday.



 B Gravitt


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4 posted 12-09-1999 04:35 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Superb!!!..and yes, I guess we all make whatever small changes we can, however we can but there is no disputing that 'teamwork' is best, perhaps even formidable..

How delighted I am with these thoughts

HUGS

 Yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream...


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5 posted 12-09-1999 05:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Let's all try it, everyone. Thanks Hoot for posting this one.
Severn
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6 posted 12-09-1999 05:48 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

We all get daunted a little by the enormity of it all. But we can all help in our own small corner, my friend. Liked this a lot - and you have a caring heart.  K
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7 posted 12-09-1999 05:53 PM       View Profile for Kevin   Email Kevin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kevin

Somewhere someones life is being changed by your words.
this is excellent
Stupendous
Spectacular!
Seymour Tabin
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Hoot,
I like your portray
I like your style,
I like your poetry.
Good job I'm with you on this one. *L*
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9 posted 12-09-1999 06:12 PM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

This one has rocked me well Ruth! I entirely agree with you.

 Now and forever, my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvil©
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because I'll be damned if I ever change..."

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RobertB
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10 posted 12-09-1999 06:16 PM       View Profile for RobertB   Email RobertB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RobertB

Ruth.....glad to call you my friend.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you everyone for your replies. They made me smile. All it takes is just one person to begin to make a change. I'm trying to do my part...how about you?
Denise
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12 posted 12-09-1999 09:31 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Amen! Let's all do our part! Fabulous poem, Ruth!  

 Denise


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WooHoo! Ruth this was just awesome!  I absolutely LOVED IT!!!!

 <*\\\><
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Tara Simms
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Wonderful message Ruth and you delivered it well!  As the song says "it only takes a spark to get a fire burning".

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


Dark Angel
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15 posted 12-09-1999 11:10 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth, This is fantastic Hon, I love it. I agree totally "we should"  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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Hoot -
I have.
Peace and harmony
are our for the taking.
Changes wrought
by our own making.

Thank you for a BEAUTIFUL poem.



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miriam
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17 posted 12-10-1999 01:05 AM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

continuing Tara's song "It only takes a spark to get a fire going...and soon all those around will warm up in its glowing."  You want something to happen you have to make it happen Ruth..we are a family of friends for a reason right???

  miriam coronado


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Excellent poem Hoot.  I'm ready.  Let the chain of reaction begin.
hoot_owl_rn
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A big smile at all these replies that mirror my thoughts and hopes  
Christopher
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I AM!
And thank you Ruth, for the reminder that my life really isn't THAT bad!
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If my day begins with you,
I shall always wear a smile.
For if the day ends with you,
It will always be worth the while.

Knowing you care for this world,
Is more than I could dream.
Knowing you care for my life,
Is more water to my stream.

You care so much for this world,
Helping others while you can.
Just by knowing you I can see,
I want to hold your hand.

If helping you help this world,
Can make this a better place.
I offer life,my service to you,
So that you can live in grace

My start to the world that needs you Ruth.  Love such as yours....brings the world light and love     Touching poem  

 Share what you are for you are what you share



[This message has been edited by First__Knight (edited 12-11-1999).]
hoot_owl_rn
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Wow.....first knight....I am speachless and that doesn't happen often. Thank you
Sylvester
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They are lovely sentiments, indeed, Ruth.... We need more people like you among us...
Moonlight
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You've got a very caring, concerned heart.  And you've written a a wonderful poem!
 
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