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Remembering

Saturday, May 29, 2010

In thinking of my Uncle Sal,
He was my uncle, was my pal.
At 16 he signed his name
And then a Navyman became.
Grandma cried to see her son -
A child whose life had just begun
Go to fight in the Korean War,
But Uncle Sal would hear no more.
To serve his country was his love,
A calling he thought from above.
An honor, he would say if here
This was a guy I hold most dear.
For now he's gone and my heart aches
With love cause he had what it takes
To stand for what he knew was right
Regardless of the risks, he'd fight.
I do not need a holiday
To think of him and others this way.
For love abounds in my heart each day
For those who stand for the truth and way
Of freedom that beams bright always
I am thankful to all who gave/give their days.

(With much love to Uncle Sal and all those who serve/d.)

  
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THEADMIRAL 6/1/2010 9:04PM

    That's a lovely tribute! Thank you!

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FLORIDASUN 6/1/2010 6:14AM

    Uncle Sal was a man of honor...and his little neice is a lady of beauty! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 6/1/2010 6:14AM

    Uncle Sal was a man of honor...and his little neice is a lady of beauty! emoticon

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/30/2010 11:35AM

    Great blog!

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/29/2010 3:50PM

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JLITT62 5/29/2010 9:42AM

    A wonderful tribute to your uncle and all who fight so that we may enjoy our freedom.

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MSLZZY 5/29/2010 7:37AM

    A beeautiful tribute to your uncle and all those who put God and country first to guard and protect! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/29/2010 1:55AM

    May God bless them everyone ! What a loving tribute and so nicely put,your Uncle Sal would be proud!

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Rhyming My Weigh Through Stress #4

Friday, May 28, 2010

Earthquakes abound each and every day,
Crime rises nearby in so many ways.
Drivers make their own rules as they drive,
Gosh, I'm surprised I'm even alive!

The cortisol from this stress makes me fat,
So what is it I can do with all that?
Drink water, keep moving, remember the fruit,
Veggies and beans, vitamins to boot.

One of these days I'll cope better with stress,
But if it weren't for sparkfriends, I must confess
Someone close by would surely put me in
This city's place called the loony bin.

  
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FITJANE 5/28/2010 10:35AM

    Fun!

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MSLZZY 5/28/2010 7:17AM

    emoticon You are so good at this!

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/28/2010 3:47AM

    *** I believe the point is, you're not alone here, and you'll always be in good company with the rest of us nuts! ***

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/28/2010 1:19AM

    The stress, the mess,
I must confess ,
a room for three '
beckons most appealingly!!!!

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/28/2010 1:15AM

    That's okay -- we'll get a double room!

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Rhyming My Weigh to a Healthier Me #3

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Myhormones raged beyond control
And turned me into a fatty mole.
After a lifetime of being lean
Extra weight made me feel mean.

What to do with this blubbery self?
I kinda put it on a shelf
And ignored it for a little while,
But that's really not my style.

Ever so slowly it has come off
With more to go and still too soft.
But building muscle every day.
Guess that's all I have to say.

  
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MSLZZY 5/27/2010 6:58AM

    Excellent! Have a great day! emoticon

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CAROLFAITHWALKR 5/27/2010 4:40AM

    I am envious of people with such gifts as yours. I admit it. Poets and artists and musicians . . . all the things I'm not. But I'm still happy for them and for you. Thanks for sharing your beautiful poetry.

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/27/2010 1:33AM

    Each day I wait to see
What the offering is to be
Each poem represents sheer delight
I can hardly wait for tomorrow Night!
My friend I must say
Your blogs enchant me every way!

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POETIC_SPIRIT 5/27/2010 1:32AM

    Slow and steady wins the race
Stay the course, keep your pace

And on those days you have no time
Remember you can always rhyme

Do what ever works for you
Rhyming, running and chew chew chew!!!

Writing is such a great tool for weight loss. I loved your rhyme and your spirit! Good luck on your journey!
Mary

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Rhyming My Way to Thankfulness #2

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

For three years now I've had to cry
For nine dear ones who went and died.
My response - besides the tears -
You guessed it, lots of cheers
Through food that made me feel so yucky
But now I am much better and feeling lucky.

To have sparkfriends who pick me up
By making me smile, forgetting my cup
Is still half full is a big mistake
So once again, I take a break
To say thank you to those kind pals,
Thanks, one and all - guys and gals.

  
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GIGALENA 5/26/2010 8:13AM

    That was fantastic. Thank you for sharing your rhyming with us. emoticon

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MSLZZY 5/26/2010 7:16AM

    emoticonQuite a poet you are! emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 5/26/2010 1:30AM

    I love the poetry and you never fail to brighten my days ,thank you!

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SEWSWITHHOTGLUE 5/26/2010 12:45AM

    Thank you for being here for us, too!

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Rhyming My Way Through Weight Loss #1

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I went out-of-town, and was in a fright
Of all of the junk food that would be in sight.
My idea before leaving was to eat anything,
It's a vacation, so hey, have a food fling!

Alas, I sometimes amaze myself too
As I chose a day-long selection of all the right food.
Didn't want sugar, didn't miss my caffeine
Could this be the same person, or was it a dream?

The dream has come true as I continue this road
Of healthy choices, not even missing the motherload
Of yucky stuff, big and small.
How do I feel now? About 10 feet tall!

  
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CHERIRIDDELL 5/26/2010 12:12AM

    I loved it poetry in motion!

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MSLZZY 5/25/2010 11:49PM

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WATERMELLEN 5/25/2010 6:18PM

    Very cute!!

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