March 13: Helping

 Today, I persuaded my daughter, *Melinda Penn*, to write the offering on helping.  Her blog is here.  She'd love a visit if you feel so moved!

No reply was in order
     as dusk slid over to dawn
And eventually the world spun again
     and we always say nothing
We supposedly follow the answers
     in a kind, respectful way
Taking and letting out
     voices in the rain; few say:

                                                 Thank you. . .

(c) *Melinda Penn*

From Haiti: Samaritan's Purse International Relief.  Maybe, we don't hear the thank you.

March 13th is “Good Samaritan Day.”  Reflect on helping.

Please add your link in the comments or paste your submission into the comments.  Be a good neighbor and visit and comment on other folk’s works! 

Please tag your work “MarchChallenge”

P.S.  A compilation of all links can be found here.

Today’s Postings:

Renee

Cloaked Monk

Viv in France

Verse in a Nutshell

Honey Haiku

Becca Givens

Lady Nimue

Sharmishtha Basu

Direct Dilse

Pat Cegan

Light Verse

Categories: Poetry Post-a-Day

18 comments

  1. goldenhairbear10 said on March 12, 2011
    http://verseinanutshell.wordpress.com/2011/03/08/helpful/
  2. Mama Zen said on March 12, 2011
    Nicely done!
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    Renee said on March 12, 2011
    Melinda, Look forward to seeing more of your writing here. Thank You!
  4. honeyhaiku said on March 13, 2011
    Wonderfully penned! http://honeyhaiku.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/aider/
  5. Becca Givens said on March 13, 2011
    Not surprised to see creativity runs in the family: http://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/moms-helper/
  6. ladynimue said on March 13, 2011
    Amazing lines !! Will be visiting her blog soon,
  7. earlybird said on March 13, 2011
    'as dusk slid over to dawn' ... 'voices in the rain'... lovely
  8. ladynimue said on March 13, 2011
    My post : http://ladynimue.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/helpin/
  9. Life: Between the lines said on March 13, 2011
    what a nice offering! And from a Haitian native to you: Thank you!!! :)
  10. trisha said on March 13, 2011
    beautiful sentiments Jane. Very true words. Trisha http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/helping/
  11. Sam373 said on March 13, 2011
    I am impressed and proud of the dad that you are; for it is respect that caused her to honor your request. The written work is, is, It is great in it quite confidence. Thank you dear daughter as you are the greatest poem you dad and mom could ever hope to write.
  12. meethimirchi said on March 13, 2011
    very beautifully written , hope to read few more from her now and then.. here is mine :) http://meethimirchi.wordpress.com/2011/03/13/help/
  13. Pat Cegan said on March 13, 2011
    lovely poetic message of great importance. Thank you! Thanks, hugs, pat
  14. Sam373 said on March 13, 2011
    I may not have understood the "new nominee" part but you fit just the same. I NOMINATE YOU FOR The Versatile Blogger Award I am honored but I feel you are more deserving than I based on the way you paint with words and write with hues of color. http://wp.me/pBKhv-b1
    1. Terri said on March 13, 2011
      We can have a mutual admiration society! :-)
  15. Sam373 said on March 13, 2011
    I am grateful and I accept this nominattion.
  16. Sam373 said on March 13, 2011
    P.S. I have completed the rules obligations.
    1. Terri said on March 13, 2011
      Woot!

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