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Against the Odds

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Rod
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                                                                   AGAINST THE ODDS
              
                                                                    

     A Tribute to “Medicins sans Frontieres”
         Nobel Peace Prize Winners 1999

The dogs of war are loosed once more - and as we sit and stare,
And ask “why are our brothers and our sisters dying there?
Then shall your hearts of courage rise, forsaking comfort’s chair,
As those who heed a soul in need respond...... “sans frontieres”.

When fortune sways as satan plays his part in every fight,
With innocence in blood assailed by military might;
With selfless, true commitment, they confront the poor man’s plight,
And pour compassion on the sea of conflict’s endless night.


Sacrificing livelihoods for any who should fall;
Ignoring harsh conditions to bring hope and care to all
That all may know, when hope seems lost, there is a helping hand
Which knows no bounds of race or creed, nor favours fertile land.

Uphold these arms of Christian love, for this is given from above.
That each receive his daily bread, these are the words that Jesus said;
“For inasmuch as you attend the least of these my brothers;
Then so you do this unto me..........................  as you do unto others.”

© Rod Walford 1999

© Copyright 1999 Rod Walford - All Rights Reserved
Elizabeth Santos
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Rod,
Very fine work, my friend,
Priveleged to be the first to read it.
Keep the good poems coming!
Liz
Severn
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2 posted 12-22-1999 05:15 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Privileged to be the second!
Privileged to be only a few miles away from you, O prestigious writer...

Wonderful!
Nan
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... and very pleased to have you among us..
Very nice work, Rod...
Fairy Colours
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4 posted 12-22-1999 10:36 AM       View Profile for Fairy Colours   Email Fairy Colours   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fairy Colours

Well I know I'm priveleged somehow   I like this one. Thought Provoking.

 --A Little Fairy--
Poet deVine
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Wow! Excellent poem! Excellent!  
Denise
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Amen, Rod. Truly inspiring words...His and yours!  

 Denise


 
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