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#1141821 - 06/14/18 02:51 AM My entry for the 'Poem to Remember' competition  
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My entry for the 'Poem to Remember' competition

I wrote this and entered it just before my Helen became seriously ill, and she loved it so much, that I decided to add it to youtube with myself speaking.

youtube link: https://youtu.be/WKpmYuCx4BM

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The criteria was to write a poem to be read at the opening in 2018 of one of the world's best clinical rehabilitation centers for the armed forces.

The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre

Ok, I didn't get anywhere in the competition, but I do like what I wrote and thought others may too. It's not sour grapes.

God Bless all

Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) link:

https://www.thednrc.org.uk/

Words to poem:

(c) Roy Cooper 2018

'Among The Best of Human Kind'

A thousand poems and songs
Honour those who've died
We speak their names out loud
With awe and love and pride

And for those who do survive
With minds or bodies broken
Our time and efforts given
Will be more than just a token

Cause' In the face of danger
They all overcame their fears
For some it cost their life
While others hurt for years

Then there's the devoted
Who try to make things right
They burn the midnight oil
And labour day and night

Their aim to ease the suffering
Of bodies and of mind
Doctors, nurses, specialists
Among the best of human kind

And for everyone who cares
While memory remains
Remember those who give so much
And don't forget their names.


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#1141990 - 06/16/18 11:41 PM Re: My entry for the 'Poem to Remember' competition [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Roy,

This is very well done . . . If it didn't win, I'd like to think it was in the mix for consideration; it's certainly deserving of it. A nice write--I enjoyed my read very much.

On a separate note, Roy--and I'm sorry I haven't had the opportunity to say so sooner--my sincere condolences on your loss. I've only been a member here at JPF for a short time, but it took less than that to understand the special bond you had with your Helen. You shared something priceless and eternal, something that few really have the blessing to know--always remember and treasure that. It will keep you both together forever.

All the best,

Deej

#1142062 - 06/19/18 01:17 AM Re: My entry for the 'Poem to Remember' competition [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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I'm so pleased that you liked my poem Deejj, and thanks so much for you comments regarding me and Helen. Yes a real special bond with Helen.
I do treasure our time together, and have so many wonderful memories.

God Bless from me and Helen


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#1143865 - 08/14/18 09:50 PM Re: My entry for the 'Poem to Remember' competition [Re: Roy Cooper]  
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Roy,

Loved hearing your voice, such a wonderful message at the end, it was a great write and you are always a winner with your JPF family!!

Tammy


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#1143925 - 08/16/18 10:33 PM Re: My entry for the 'Poem to Remember' competition [Re: TamsNumber4]  
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Originally Posted by TamsNumber4
Roy,

Loved hearing your voice, such a wonderful message at the end, it was a great write and you are always a winner with your JPF family!!

Tammy


Thanks so much Tammy, I am so pleased that you liked my poem. I wish that you was the judge..lol


God Bless from me and Helen


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