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Running for my Life

A teen when Mom died Five young brothers and sisters Dunn supported them Pro football player with heart Started running for his life
Written for Brian Strand’s Ekphrasis contest. Former NFL running back Warrick Dunn not only managed to support his own family but started building homes for other families when he played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In “Running for my Life” he describes how he later met face-to-face with the man convicted of shooting and killing his mother Betty, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officer.

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  1. Date: 12/25/2011 10:59:00 PM
    Diane, a very sad story.., thank you for sharing.. May the magic of writing fill your days here on the soup. May all your dreams come true this holiday season. I hope you are enjoying the blessings that Christmas brings.. filling our hearts with hope and joy, just take care of yourself... once again enjoyed your poem,,always,..p.d.

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 7:53:00 AM
    Tragic story, Diane! But so well written and best of luck in Brian's contest! Thank you also for your friendly coment on White Water Lilies. My right arm and hand still prevents me from commenting or writing more often. Have a great week ahead....Gert:)

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 1:24:00 PM
    yes i remember him a sad story, and a great write for you , very touching piece. thank you for commenting on Sweet Childk, it is about my grandson Brandon, who started doing this when he was around 4 or 5 months old. he will be one year old on June 10.

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 12:29:00 PM
    A very tragic tale but quite inspirationa, Diane, Good luck in the contest,

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 11:07:00 AM
    Definitely a favorite for me. I remember watching him play for FSU and after one game the newspaper headline read: "He Dunn It." I still have the Sports Illustrated issue with his cover on it.

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 11:05:00 AM
    Diane, did you know FSU Coach Bobby Bowden made it possible for Dunn's family to receive help while he played for the Seminoles? Definitely one of the best books I've read and his encounter with the man who killed his mother made me cry. Best wishes in Brian's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/24/2011 10:41:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your poetry with us today. As it was a very interesting write. It was a pleasure to read your poetry today Diane. Love, Carol