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.


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, (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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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.

Ode to a President

English: Posthumous official presidential port...
English: Posthumous official presidential portrait of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, painted by Aaron Shikler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s one for a man
who asked everyone
not to ask what their country could do for them
but what they could do for their country

That man had the courage
to stand up for all that is good
to never back down in the face of certain danger
to never compromise his values

That man believed that
everyone should have equal rights
to live, to work, to play
and not be judged because of who they were

That man may be gone now
but his spirit lives on
begging us not to ask what our country could do for us
but what we can do for our country

Our country has a list of problems
and it demands that we solve them
so let’s put aside our petty differences
and bring this country back together