Monday, 10 August 2015

THE DAY THE SUN WILL SHINE:

THE DAY THE SUN WILL SHINE:
(another poem I did for the orphanage 
in Siret Romania)

Overhead a black cloud looms
Above an orphanage in Siret.
The undignified way the children lives are lived
Will they ever forget?


Quite a few are gone on to pastures new,
The Challange Appeal made it so.
The difference it has made to them,
In their eyes you see a glow.

Alas there are many hundreds more,
Who look to us for love.
When Oh when is the sun going to shine
From the sky above?
 
(Danny Boy with his hit charity appeal disc)
When the last hand is led to fredom,
When the demolition machines are set.
When there are tears of joy in everyone's eyes,
That's the day the sun will shine
A DAY WE'LL NEVER FORGET.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis 
written for the Romanian Challenge Appeal
 
 

18 comments:

  1. Very nice tribute about a very sad situation. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Gregg for coming my way and lovely comment,
      Yvonne.

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  2. Visiting an orphanage would make me so sad and determined to help out however I could. That is a haunting poem.

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    1. Thanks Chrys, I did a set of 6 poetry postcards some years back to help the charity.
      I got to know about it by going to Daniel O Donnell concerts.
      Yvonne.

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  3. What a wonderful poem. What a wonderful cause.
    Hugs

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    1. Many thanks Sandra for your comment, Much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  4. so heartfelt and you are doing a great job

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    1. Thanks Vandana for your comment, I do appreciate what you think.
      Yvonne.

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  5. Orphanages can be sad places. That was a lovely poem, Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks Sherry it was very humbling to do my poetry postcards for the charity.
      Yvonne.

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  6. Romania is such a poor country. Most people live in poverty, and I imagine for orphans, it's even worse.

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    1. When I first met Daniel he was full of compassion and concern for me, when a few years later he mentioned about SIRET, I came up with the ideal of doing poetry postcards, a picture of Daniel and a poem. It was publicised in a weekly newspaper and over a period of two years raised over £6,000 sterling,That's the story of my envolvement.
      Thanks for the comment Alex, much appreciated.

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  7. Just stop by to say hey. Hope your Tuesday was productive and pleasant.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, much appreciated.
      Yvonne.

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  8. This is very touching, the first I've heard of your experience (and Daniel's) with the orphanage. You'll probably never know how much your support helped these children. Even if only one life was changed for the better, it would have been worth it.

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  9. Although it was for a serious cause it was fun to do and selling my poetry postcards were sold at concerts and through a weekly newspaper.
    Thank you Sharon for your comment. much appreciated.
    Yvonne.

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  10. Beautiful. My mother was a half orphan, but was blessed with a wonderful foster family.

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    1. Many thanks Beverly for your continued support and touching comment.
      Yvonne.

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