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  • DLBudnick
    If if I can take his hand in mine to help him cross the street or lift him to a perch where he can see then in the overall scheme of things the winner is
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 1, 2007
      If




      if I can take his hand in mine
      to help him cross the street
      or lift him to a perch
      where he can see
      then in the overall scheme of things
      the winner is really me

      if I can comfort a bruised heart
      or touch a tiny soul
      then I can help him set, achieve
      his goals

      if I can read a story,
      touch his imagination,
      then I can tweak his interest
      in how to run a nation

      if I can block a basketball
      catch a tiny smile
      I've managed to slow time
      for just a little while

      if I can teach him to listen
      talk to God alone, at work, at play
      I've given him the key
      for finding his own way

      if I can teach him to standup for his rights
      while respecting those of others
      I've given him the tool to get along
      with all beings upon this Earth

      if in all my endeavors
      I can help one child
      or ease another's pain
      I can know for certain
      I have not lived in vain



      Debbie Budnick
      my book: "The Writer Within" can be found on PublishAmerica.com


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    • william anderson
      wonderful poem, nicely written. i feel this poem on a deep level. DLBudnick wrote: If if I can take his hand in mine to help him cross
      Message 2 of 3 , Jan 4, 2007
        wonderful poem, nicely written. i feel this poem on a deep level.

        DLBudnick <dlbudnick@...> wrote:


        If

        if I can take his hand in mine
        to help him cross the street
        or lift him to a perch
        where he can see
        then in the overall scheme of things
        the winner is really me

        if I can comfort a bruised heart
        or touch a tiny soul
        then I can help him set, achieve
        his goals

        if I can read a story,
        touch his imagination,
        then I can tweak his interest
        in how to run a nation

        if I can block a basketball
        catch a tiny smile
        I've managed to slow time
        for just a little while

        if I can teach him to listen
        talk to God alone, at work, at play
        I've given him the key
        for finding his own way

        if I can teach him to standup for his rights
        while respecting those of others
        I've given him the tool to get along
        with all beings upon this Earth

        if in all my endeavors
        I can help one child
        or ease another's pain
        I can know for certain
        I have not lived in vain

        Debbie Budnick
        my book: "The Writer Within" can be found on PublishAmerica. com

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      • DLBudnick
        Thanks William. I have been getting quite a few good responses on this one. I am glad it went over good. Debbie ... If if I can take his hand in mine to help
        Message 3 of 3 , Jan 4, 2007
          Thanks William. I have been getting quite a few good responses on this one. I am glad it went over good.
           
          Debbie



           
          -----Original Message-----
          From: william anderson
          Sent: Jan 4, 2007 7:55 PM
          To: poetry_speaks@yahoogroups.com
          Subject: Re: [poetry_speaks] If

          wonderful poem, nicely written. i feel this poem on a deep level.

          DLBudnick <dlbudnick@...> wrote:


          If

          if I can take his hand in mine
          to help him cross the street
          or lift him to a perch
          where he can see
          then in the overall scheme of things
          the winner is really me

          if I can comfort a bruised heart
          or touch a tiny soul
          then I can help him set, achieve
          his goals

          if I can read a story,
          touch his imagination,
          then I can tweak his interest
          in how to run a nation

          if I can block a basketball
          catch a tiny smile
          I've managed to slow time
          for just a little while

          if I can teach him to listen
          talk to God alone, at work, at play
          I've given him the key
          for finding his own way

          if I can teach him to standup for his rights
          while respecting those of others
          I've given him the tool to get along
          with all beings upon this Earth

          if in all my endeavors
          I can help one child
          or ease another's pain
          I can know for certain
          I have not lived in vain

          Debbie Budnick
          my book: "The Writer Within" can be found on PublishAmerica. com

          ____________ _________ _________ _________ _
          PeoplePC Online
          A better way to Internet
          http://www.peoplepc .com

          __________________________________________________
          Do You Yahoo!?
          Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around
          http://mail.yahoo.com

          
          ________________________________________
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          http://www.peoplepc.com
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