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Reach Out and Touch Someone
by Darrell and Kathy Adams
Sunday, August 12, 2012
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Are we not all inspired by those greats of the past to try to further enhance what lies in the future?


 

 

"Reach Out and Touch Someone"
 
To those who gave birth in the past,
Thanks and remembrances are freely cast.
You blazed light trails through forests
Of poetry, story and prose in due chorus.
 
The architects of great literature
Are the corner stone of our current efforts pure.
The foundation laid in a careful way
Is lovingly built on and challenged every day.
 
I sing your praises, artists, if I may.
Painters, sculptors, word crafters and musicians
And all those who create and give
Bring special gifts to the lives we live.
 
A song, a book, a picture dear,
A photo or a hair raising movie that’s feared
Can kick our mood all the way to the curb
Or raise away our souls from deeply disturbed.
 
If I could somehow own that power
If I could control a person with art for an hour
What a sublime outcome of my labor,
A reaching out from me to my heart’s neighbor.
 
Still, with much to learn and more to say
I opine more to myself each day
Than I will ever have the nerve to share
Someday, perhaps, sometime, somewhere.
 
Till then, I once more humbly thank
The artists of the established rank
Of creativity and firsts of some, the
Courage to “Reach out and touch someone”.
 
Kathy Adams
 
 
 
 


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Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 8/15/2012
And a fitting tribute *Kathy*
every time the torch is passed

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/13/2012
A beautifully thought out and composed poem. We all stand on the shoulders of giants.

Ron
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/12/2012
Thoughtfully shared ideas and a fine tribute to those "creators" that have come before us and left us a legacy of art and literature etc. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Tina Millner 8/12/2012
another flow of beautiful poetetic words. I would share with my poem loving sister but alas, her computer is not feeling well these days. When it is well again, I will forward this to her.
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 8/12/2012
and what about this work...? it has certainly reached out and inspired me and i am sure it will do the same for others. not taking anything away from our poetical forefathers at all but just embracing the place that we as poets of this era and time sit in; we may not be well known but 'we'(you, I...others)are numbered with the 'trailblazers' of today and...for tomorrow. There were and are many extraordinary but unknown stars. thanks.....asa
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/12/2012
Yes, we owe a lot to those trailblazers, if not for them, where would be go to co-opt lines for ourselves. Haha Kidding. (Kinda) Seriously, it must have been an exciting time when the poets, et al, understood what they were doing might just change how people's thought process centuries later. I wonder if any had this opinion as they labored (and labor it surely was) flat of his back daubing paint in the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel . . .
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