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Houston area radio host, Kevin Kline, recently ran 481 miles across the state of Texas to raise money and support Texas Children's Hospital and childhood cancer. His inspiration was a young girl named Chelsey who called him "her radio nerd." Chelsey passed away, but her legacy lives on through Kline's foundation and efforts. You may visit his foundation in the link below the poem. I wrote this poem to honor his giving spirit.
Love is a beautiful, flowering vine
A gift for which every heart strives
Friendship, a sign of His glory divine
Enriching and touching our lives
The love of a friend never fades away
It spans this era and beyond
Even if departed, sweet memories shall stay
Maintaining friendship’s lasting bond
Some friendships are simply more special, indeed
Their roots implant deep in the soul
Their views change our lives, by conviction or creed
Their light guides us toward every goal
True blessings are they, angels sent forth to earth
To extend His sure wisdom and trust
Through their eyes, we see a world of strength and worth
Where faith and empathy are just
A just world of love and of friendship’s embrace
Resides in your spirit of giving
God’s angel children are your reasons to race
Their memories, your purpose for living
You have found that friendship, most special of all
Love’s eternal gift lies within
Chelsey’s legacy shall e’ermore stand tall
As long as you’re racing to win
© 2010 – Jill Eisnaugle’s Poetry Collection
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|Reviewed by Michelle Mead
|Wow, Jill, this is so beautiful and heartfelt, I really felt this one, especially about my brother who passed from a heart attack nearly a year ago. This is amazing work.|
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|So many have passed, but soon, through racers like Kline, over cancer, we'll win.
|Reviewed by Joyce Bowling
|What a touching and powerful write my friend, you've wrote an honorable and beatiful tribute...well done!
Blessings from Ky.
|Reviewed by Georg Mateos
|A excellent poem of tribute, may the rest of the world follow the example, because every child deserve a chance!
|Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
|this is beautiful as is the inspiring story|
|Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
|Beautiful Cindy, your words are always an inspiration
In Christs love
|Reviewed by Darryn Murphy
|Beautifully written, I love it|
|Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
|A poem that holds so much truth and beauty|
|Reviewed by Paul Berube
|Beautifully done, Jill. God bless.|
|Reviewed by TONY NERONE
|Beautiful writing with a high volume of inspiration. Lovely work, Jill.
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Great cause, but adults need help too, not just the kids! There are plenty of struggling/sick adults who could use a helping hand!
NOT meanting to sound cynical, but that's just my opinion. Still, a good write, Jill; well done!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Burleson, Karen Lynn.