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My heartfelt thanks to a fascinating person I did not know contest

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My heartfelt thanks to a fascinating person I did not know contest

Was in1967 that this wonderful man
Performed an operation that no one else can.

Because of this man my heart can be healed
My undying gratitude is surely signed and sealed.

His work has helped  hundreds of sufferers
To  lead a near normal life  of many years.

To this man I raise my glass, been thinking very hard
How do you say thank you, to Dr Christian Barnard.

Your expertise has been shown and taught in distant parts
Now surgeons  have the knowledge to mend such broken hearts .

When he retired from this work his planned to end his days
Living in Austria to wind down, relax and golf to play

Whilst on holiday in Paphos after he had retired
Died at the poolside  of a heart attack, a good life expired.


Dedicated to Dr Christian Barnard, the man whom in South Africa  carried out the first human  to human heart transplant..

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 2:43:00 PM
    It's really cool how you did that contest on a man that was famous and not someone related to family. I really enjoyed seeing this one. Congrats on your well deserved win, Seren.

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:38:00 PM
    Seren, a wonderful winning poem. Congratulations in Craig's lovely and fascinating contest. A good subject on "The Most Fascinating Person I Never Knew." goodnight* LINDA

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:08:00 PM
    Seren, It's you, a fine tribute to an amazing doctor----BTW, I pray you will live long and healthy!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/1/2013 7:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Craig and thanks for placing me....Seren
  1. Date: 2/23/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Seren great dedication to a great man...David

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/23/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes he was a man alone til they caught up to his ability....Seren
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Wonderful of you...you are kind....

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/23/2013 9:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kind Donna why do you think this, this man has done so much for myself and others with Cardiac problems. ...Seren
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 11:18:00 PM
    This is a very powerful and intriguing poem my friend! Is this a true write, did you have heart surgery? If so I can see why this man is truly a blessing to you! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem! What a delightful piece, Great Work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/22/2013 10:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I did in June Russell some of my poems in may and june were written whilst in hospital...Seren
  1. Date: 2/21/2013 10:12:00 PM
    Seren; This is a good tribute to that Doctor. He would be proud of you. May he rest in peace. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/22/2013 10:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Lucilla for commening....Seren