Sunday, 13 September 2015

THE CHILDREN OF HOPE:

ANOTHER CHARITY POEM I DID FOR DANIEL:
 
THE CHILDREN OF HOPE:
Life for the Romanian children
Looked so helpless,hopeless and bleak.
Until someone spoke to Daniel,
And he went off to seek.
 
To seek those grief stricken children,
Whose only abode was a mental home.
How they all gathered around him,
When he finally come.
 
His heart went out to the children,
He decided things had to be done.
So he made a top hit record,
With the proceeds to them and him none.
 
With appeals at his many concerts,
The money soon began to roll in.
Which was used to build accommodation
For some of them to live in.
 
They are taught to buy the fundamental
Things which they all need in life.
No longer do these few children,
Live in squalor and strife.
 
I'm afraid this story has no ending,
There is much fund raising to come.
As there are still 500 children there,
Before the doors shut on that mental home.
 
Copyright Yvonne Lewis
Proceeds to The Romanian Challenge Appeal (UK)

16 comments:

  1. It's an ongoing thing. But he has made a difference.

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    1. We also did sponsered walks at Blackpool.
      Thanks Alex, you are so right.

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  2. It is so refreshing to be told of such good-natured endeavors. If only more people have the same awareness the world is a better place surely! Thanks for sharing Yvonne!

    Hank

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    1. I got involved with my Poetry Postcards when Daniel spoke of an Epiletic there,being Epiletic myself decided to do what I could.
      Thanks Hank for your visit and comment.
      Yvonne.

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  3. Daniel sounds like a remarkable man. You're remarkable yourself, Yvonne. There are still so many homeless children in the world, with all kinds of problems. Every time I see them on the news, their poor little faces not understanding, it makes me cry. So sad.

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    1. Actually although it was a serious project it was fun to do and I had a weekly newspaper backing me.
      Thanks for your visit and wonderful comment.
      Yvonne.

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  4. He certainly does a lot of good things for the children.

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    1. Yes Sherry he has done much for charity, Thanks for stopping by.
      Yvonne.

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  5. The story of poverty and suffering is never-ending but the work to stop it must keep on.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I was brought up to help people less fortunate than myself so decided to help Daniel.
      Thanks for coming by Arlee always a peasure to see you.
      Yvonne.

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  6. You're so right. There is no end to this story. Poetry is a wonderful way to bring awareness to an issue like this. Great job, Yvonne.

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    1. I found comfort when I started to write poetry, so decided to swell my skill for this charity many years ago.
      Thanks Lee for the visit and comment.
      Yvonne.

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  7. Proof that we can make a difference. Well done to Daniel and all his supporters. I hope the fundraising continues and more children can be helped.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne for your wise and wonderful comment.
      Yvonne.

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  8. What a wonderful tribute to Daniel and what he's doing.
    Thanks for keeping us updated through your poetry.

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  9. Hi Sandra if you want to know what Daniel is doing read my next poem.
    Thanks for your comment and visit.
    Yvonne.

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