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Poem: Community Support

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Poem Summary

This poem "Community Support" is a poem I wrote to express how proud I am of my community for coming together to help someone in need.

Two small children from our community are battling the fight of Lukemia.

It breaks my heart to know these parents must face this struggle, but this day was filled with numerous activities geared towards raising money to help.

It was free to attend & shuttle service was provided.

They had numerous raffle ticket drawings. One for a 2000 Harley Road King Motorcycle with 34,000 miles on it.

The raffle ticket for the Harley costs $25.00 each.

"Clay Walker ~ The Chain Of Love"

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Community Support

A whole community gathering around

digging deep in their pockets,

to put a smile on a face of worry

for two small children

ages nine and fifteen battling the disease of leukemia.


From feeding one’s belly

to quenching one’s thirst

or attire to wear,

no donation too small to accept

to relieve a bit of worry,

facing the parent’s hearts

as they face this struggle each day.

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Nothing can dim the light

that shines from within.

— Maya Angelou

Benefit For Two Locals

"Rascal Flatts ~ I Won't Let Go"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 22, 2021:

Support for Lukemia

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 21, 2021:

Community reaches out

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 17, 2021:

Community gives

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 17, 2021:

My little community reaches out

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 16, 2021:

Helping one another

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 16, 2021:

Misbah

Thanks for those prayers!

Kindness does make things possible.

Have a terrific evening.

Bredz

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on August 16, 2021:

Thanks a lot for sharing this, Bredz. It's fantastic when members of a community come together to help those in need, as yours has done. I'm sending positive thoughts and prayers to those young boys and their parents.

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” — Dalai Lama.

Blessings and Love

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Ravi

I think you are right about this one.

This is when we get the chance to show our hearts and be a bit more human.

Have a great day.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on August 15, 2021:

It is really good when a whole community rallies behind individuals and provides support in difficult times. This is what differentiates us from animals and makes us truly human beings. Thanks for sharing this wonderful inspiration, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Nian

I'm not sure about the happiness, but it helps with the financial burden.

100% of proceeds went to the families.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Peggy

Thank you.

I do hear of stories where other communities lend a helping hand.

It's wonderful when people pull together & prayers from anyone can help.

Thank you for your kindness.

Nian from Pakistan on August 15, 2021:

These acts of kindness makes someone's life happy. Your community efforts are great. Many prayers for the kids.

Have a great day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 15, 2021:

It is wonderful when people in a community step up to help others in need like your community has done. Sending prayers for those little boys, their parents, and everyone else affected by leukemia. Thanks for highlighting the generosity of people when called to action. It happens elsewhere, also.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Alyssa

Thank you.

It does warm the heart.

Have a great day.

Alyssa from Ohio on August 15, 2021:

What a heartwarming poem and wonderful news! These are the stories I love to read and hear about.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Fran

Thank you.

I wish there was more too.

It is heartbreaking when little children face a disease like this one.

I'm proud my community is stepping up to help.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Bill

Thank you.

It is truly amazing when everyone comes together with open hearts.

The journey for these children & parents is a difficult one, but hopefully this pouring of support from the community will help ease their suffering a little bit.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Manatita44

Thank you.

I'm sure this is a tough struggle for everyone involved.

It's hard to imagine these children having to go through treatments.

Prayer is a given. Our little community is tight with that also.

We sometimes hold a community prayer vigil for healing inviting everyone to attend.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Ms Dora

Thank you.

It gives me hope when I see people giving kindness from their hearts.

Have a blessed Sunday.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Pamela

Thank you.

Our little community is great about lending a helping hand.

Oh...I fixed that line. Thank you.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

Vanita

Thank you.

It was a great event with a lot of raffle drawings too.

They even raffled of a Harley Davidson motorcycle at $25.00 a ticket.

I'm certain a good bit of money was raised to help these parents.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 15, 2021:

John

Thank you.

It does make me proud to know I live in a community that can pull together.

Have a great day.

fran rooks from Toledo, Ohio on August 15, 2021:

Brenda, gratifying to hear about communities coming together to help others. Wish more of this empathy occurred throughout the world. Thank you for your article.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 15, 2021:

Every so often there will be a story on the local news, something like this, a family in need, and I am always amazed at how the community comes together and donates to help a complete stranger. Wonderful real-life tale here. Bravo for those in your community who stepped up to help fellow human beings in need.

manatita44 from london on August 15, 2021:

Thanks for highlighting this, Brenda.

This world is full of sadness. Full of beauty too and some extremely heinous challenges. Yet we must live!

My Heart goes out to these two children and their parents ... to the community support, but again, there are so many more! Continual prayer is needed! More power to you in Christs' name. Ameen.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 15, 2021:

Kindness needs to be celebrated,. Your poem did that. Kudos to you and your community.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 15, 2021:

It is so nice when a community comes together to help, especially when it involves two children with leukemia. That is such a tough disease, and I hope those children survive.

I enjoyed your poem. Check you line with the word quenching. Have a good day, Brenda.

Vanita Thakkar on August 15, 2021:

Your community is doing great work, Brenda.

It is really sad that the two kids are fighting such a deadly disease. The pains of the treatment are agonising. Financial problems further add to the troubles.

It must be a great relief to the parents of the kids when your community reached out for help.

Your compassion shines out in your poem. I (as also all those who read this article) pray for the kids, wishing speedy and complete recovery for them.

God bless you and your community for the commendable work you all are doing.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 15, 2021:

Kudos to your community, Brenda. I am sure everyone's support is making the parents' job just that little more bearable. Thank you for dedicating a poem to these boys and your caring community.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 14, 2021:

Rosina

Thank you.

It was a huge turnout. Our community really did a great job.

Some places even closed their doors so everyone would go to the benefit.

Rosina S Khan on August 14, 2021:

That's sad to hear. At least your community is doing everything it can to help out these parents. My prayers for the suffering children and sympathies to the parents. Thanks for sharing, Brenda.

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