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A poetry book published to support the Diabetes Hands Foundation

1-Do you support this idea?
2-Will you participate and put your poems in the book?
3-Manny asked for a volunteer to look for the steps to make the idea possible
4-Do you think poems have to be about any subject not only diabetes
5-Poems& photos or poems only?
6-What title you suggest for the book?

Here is an idea of a book.....just an idea...

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Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on August 22, 2008 at 8:15pm
And God sent her
A beauty
Not hidden
From me
Nature's daughter
Fairies are
Her neighbours
And waves
Bless her God
You created all this beauty
It is you
Who sent us
Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on August 22, 2008 at 7:56pm
Now Magic has arrived
carrying fairies
in her hand
throw it all over
fairies grow here and

Welcome Beth with your fairies
Comment by Beth on August 22, 2008 at 7:47pm


Glittering, shimmering in the air,
Sunlight dancing on her hair
Two fragile wings reflecting light
Compose a strange, unearthly sight

Free flowing gossamer, soft and warm
Clothes her lithe and slender form
While movement of uncommon grace
Compliments her lovely face

She dances round the woodland trees
Hitching rides-on honeybees
And nature smile with untold pleasure
On this her small but priceless treasure

If only Mankind would commune
And with the Earth could stay in tune,
Perhaps we all might be as free
As the maiden fair and honeybee.
Comment by MikelCycle on August 22, 2008 at 7:50am
I mostly have written songs, and stories but have done a bit of poetry a looooonnngg time ago :)

Thanks for inviting me! I am looking forward to participating.
Comment by StiKuLBriX on August 21, 2008 at 8:49pm
This was an awesome idea for a group, will post something of mine very soon =)
Comment by Heidi98 on August 21, 2008 at 2:44pm
a poem I found
I love poetry, and I write it too but not good enough to go on here.
Comment by Sohair Abdel-Rahman on August 21, 2008 at 2:19pm
Oh Linda,every thing about you is so romantic, a wish of dainty lace on an angry green sea..................
Comment by Linda G on August 21, 2008 at 12:00pm
I haven't given poetry much of a try...mostly I write/illustrate short stories; and those are mostly directed at children. So here goes.. A Wish of dainty lace on an angry green sea, of August crimson berries dotting the Mountain Ash. A crisp morning breeze and the chilling, tingling, crinkling of the melting brook. Lemon drop suns pinned upon tangerine skies. The salt drenched scent of kelp washed in sweeping waves onto bleached sands. Tender coiled ferns and emerald moss carpeting luxuriously the forest floor. Flora in the wake of a summer shower....the heady cologne. Powdery fragile golden butterflies touching, tickling lavender clover, and charcoal silhouettes of young poplars against a feverish etchings on dusky silk. Away with the stress of the day! Roses and lilacs, love and for a weary brow. 2008
Comment by Cherise on August 21, 2008 at 8:11am
Thanks for the invite.
Comment by Phil on August 21, 2008 at 6:35am
Great idea sohair! I look forward to participating.

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