September 11, 2001

Three cousins prevented the September 11, 2001 attacks from happening. By doing that, they unknowingly changed the world as we know it.

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Happy Mother’s Day 

She put you on this earth and loved you since the day of your birth. 

She was there for you through good and bad times. 

Now is the time to thank her for all she’s done for you. 

Ode to Mickey Rooney (NaPoWriMo, Day 7)

English: Studio publicity portrait of Mickey R...
English: Studio publicity portrait of Mickey Rooney. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today we have lost a legend

His works have spanned decades

He brought joy to the world where ever he went

 

But today he is gone

But his legacy lives on

In the hearts and minds

Of people everywhere

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Ode to an Actress

English: Shirley temple from the Public Domain...
English: Shirley temple from the Public Domain movie “Glad Rags to Riches” (1933, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0022945/) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In a time when a country was depressed
A young star rose from the depths
Her curly hair and infectious smile
Brought nothing but joy to the world.

But like all things, her cuteness didn’t last
Instead, she decided to take on the world

But the world will never forget
How she gave them joy in the face of great sadness

The world is now a duller place
Because she is no longer in it.
She will be missed everywhere.

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Ode to the Beatles

The Beatles (No. 1)
The Beatles (No. 1) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a tribute to a group of men
Who left their home in England
They came here and changed how we felt about music

It was the one thing we needed
After a tragedy nearly tore apart the entire nation
These men brought joy to the world with their music

Happy 50 years to the Beatles
May your music never be forgotten

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Ode to a Tragedy

Monument at the crash site of the airplane car...
Monument at the crash site of the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens; “The Day the Music Died” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

They said it was the day that the music died
Three musicians were killed, many people cried
It was a tragedy for rock and roll

Three men used their music
To bring joy to the world

But now we’re still here and they are all musical ghosts
We’re now remembering them because of “American Pie
Never in life will we forget them
And the music they made for us

This poem was written in memory of Buddy Holly, J. P. Richardson (a.k.a. the Big Bopper), and Ritchie Valens, three great musicians who died before their time.

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Thank You, Nelson Mandela

English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gaute...
English: Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, Gauteng, on 13 May 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We want to say thank you to a man who paved the way
a man who taught us that we are all human
this man taught us that forgiveness is better than rioting
that forgiveness is much better than holding on to a grudge.

This man may now be gone, but his legacy lives on
reminding us that we have the power to exact the change that we want to see
We should give peace another chance and learn to get along
because someday, all hate will cease to be.