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Between a laugh and a tear...

0 posted 2000-10-18 04:03 PM

What About Me

I see you marching by so proud and free
If your heart and soul they could only see
Some only notice how you’re different from us
But you go quietly on, you make no fuss

The years you've worked for that small gain
Just like the rest you had sacrifice and pain
Your time in the sun is here, finally it has come
In Sydney Australia, the Paralympics have begun

You represent your country and do us proud
Always give your best, hoping there'll be a crowd
Great distances you've come, from near and far
Athletes one and all, yes you truly are a star!

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"The heart and soul have no illusion of boundries when friendship is the quest"
~ My Angel.

[This message has been edited by EagleOne (edited 10-18-2000).]

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1 posted 2000-10-18 04:21 PM

Eagle One~ How wonderful! I just love this poem.   -SEA
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2 posted 2000-10-18 04:24 PM

Well, i think it was about time someone wrote about the olympics...very nice Eagle One.  enjoyed..very touching too..

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[This message has been edited by Victoria (edited 10-18-2000).]

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3 posted 2000-10-18 06:28 PM

This poem shows the heart of gold that rests
inside of you so very well my friend.  This
is so that a halo I see  

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4 posted 2000-10-18 06:47 PM

I applaud not only the verse but the man with the heart as well.  Wonderful write from you and a lovely tribute as well to all those concerned
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5 posted 2000-10-18 08:14 PM

So often overlooked as a non-event, these athletes should be recognized far more than they are now.
Excellent poem and a fine tip o' the hat!


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6 posted 2000-10-19 03:22 AM

I applaud you my bring our attention to ALL the athletes not just the whole ones but those to whom who life hasnt been as kind. CUDOS
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7 posted 2000-10-19 03:56 AM

I can see these wonderful athletes, marching proudly through your words.
you have done a great job here.


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8 posted 2000-10-19 05:04 AM

what a great response to a stupendous event. It makes me proud that you are a fellow Aussie.
Be well

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Gail Sheehy

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9 posted 2000-10-19 05:13 AM

As an able athlete I know what it is like to be cheered. You show here your heart's concern for the many Paralympians in Sydney. They shall compete in the spirit of the Games celebrating humanity and sport, and forgetting the adversities of the world. Great tribute. Well done

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10 posted 2000-10-19 05:54 AM

Now this is a brilliant poem, very well done, so often these althletes are ignored, and you have written a brilliant tribute to them. Wonderful, and so very well written.
Take care

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11 posted 2000-10-19 05:56 AM

Ah now, you make me feel proud to be an American.  What a lovely tribute this is to all the wonderful athletes.  
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12 posted 2000-10-19 06:00 AM

Oh yes!  *applauds loudly*  This is fantastic!!!  

With a little piece of tomorrow,
You'll have to kiss yesterday goodbye.
Because today won't last forever,
And the past will only make you cry.

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13 posted 2000-10-19 06:11 AM

This is just a wonderful piece...They all make us proud don't they, my only gripe is that we only get coverage of the games for 1 hour at night at about 11pm ((stinks))....thanks for sharing such a wonderful piece  

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It is the harmony of the universe

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14 posted 2000-10-19 03:36 PM glad you enjoyed.  

Victoria.......I think ther were several written a few weeks ago. Always nice to have you stop by. make me blush my friend, and the halo belongs to you.  

Mark...I thank you for your all too kind comments.

Trew...Yes! I agree, a little bit of equal time would be nice.

Paula....all this applause will wake the neigbours.  

Charisma....thankyou for your kind comment. is a most stupendous event indeed, Thanks for stopping by. are all athletes and it's nice to know that most understand what it's all about. Thankyou for your comments.

Marsha.....I'm not so sure about the well written I find it hard to ignore such insperational people. Thankyou.  

Gentle Spirit.....I think we should all be proud of just who we are, thankyou.  

Broken_Winged_Angel......sssshhhhhhhh!   So glad you enjoyed!

Tracie........the lack of coverage bugs me as well, but at least now we get something. Thankyou for stopping by to add your comments.

"The heart and soul have no illusion of boundries when friendship is the quest"
~ My Angel.

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15 posted 2000-10-20 01:03 AM

EagleOne...LOL my you care who we wake? APPLAUSE APPLAUSE
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