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My Final Bucket List

I've made my final bucket list
A wish to return such a beautiful gift

The gift to return a life for a life
For the one who supplied me, their blood sacrifice

Surgery required blood to keep me alive
Donated by a stranger so I could survive

I hope the check mark there on my donor card
Keeps a very special angel on guard

For a special someone who needs a good heart
To feel love and give their life a new start

Maybe a kidney to a child in wait
Run and play, grow up and date

I'd like someone to use my green eyes to see
How we are surrounded by God's beauty

My bucket list might happen after my death
But I'll know it's started with my last breath

If not for a stranger
My life would already be over

©Donna Jones

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  1. Date: 4/5/2013 5:42:00 PM

    Just maybe in our right, our wants should always be. Wouldn't it be right, and our eyes were allowed to see. For when we are gone becomes, it's an honour to be me. Belated congratulations to a heartfelt write. Have a lovely weekend, James :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 4/5/2013 7:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you James... much appreciated...Donna
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 2:24:00 PM

    Jones I was carried by your thought provoking writ... Congrats in deed and on your win-~ A.O

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/23/2013 4:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much....blessings....Donna
  1. Date: 3/23/2013 4:04:00 AM

    Donna - This is just beautiful...7th verse is exquisite...so glad to see this win 1st place! -Tim

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/23/2013 8:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Tim....still in awe but thanks....Donna
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:08:00 PM

    Hello Donna, Congratulations in the "Bucket list" contest. always~ Linda

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/22/2013 4:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate it Linda ...very much....Donna
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 10:12:00 AM

    congrats on a great win Donna....

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/22/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Joseph appreciate it...I'm still in shock!!!!!
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:15:00 AM

    So well deserved Donna!! Great first in Frank's contest

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/22/2013 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well I'm so shocked I don't know if thanks covers it....but thanks...Donna
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:20:00 AM

    Wonderful, Donna! Congrats on the big win!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/22/2013 6:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shock and awe here but thanks so much Caleb...
  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:03:00 AM

    I loved this poem and congrats for the win!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/22/2013 6:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I so appreciate it David....Donna
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 10:08:00 PM

    WOW, what a wonderful, thoughtful list! Congratulations! Jack

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/22/2013 6:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Jack...glad to see ya this morning....Donna
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 7:12:00 PM

    hey, WAY TO GO. it's on the top of the list!! Congratulations.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/22/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No one more surprised than me! Thank you.....you are always kind to me Andrea... Donna
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:04:00 PM

    Congratulations in this contest Donna, well deserved place. Take care, Regards Richard

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/21/2013 6:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Richard....I feel honored...and shock!
  1. Date: 3/21/2013 5:49:00 PM

    Donna, Congratulations!!! How very unique...I like this very much, a bit of a twist on the prompt which is always interesting and appealing.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/21/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I appreciate your kind words...Donna
  1. Date: 3/10/2013 5:51:00 PM

    ?? nihao Donna : The Gift of life, twice during your life time !!, guarding angels or what ? reminds me, subject for a poem “ bringing back to life a drowned Korean man. Anyway my Dear, I am glad that the end of one life allowed for you to carry on with yours . Bill .

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/10/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hello Bill..people who donate blood save lives every day. It inspired me to become a donor hoping to return the gift of life if I can somehow help someone after my death with one or more of my organs... thanks for writing...
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:27:00 AM

    This is a sure winner Donna~Yours truly *SKAT

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/7/2013 5:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks SKAT and for stopping by...Donna
  1. Date: 3/6/2013 2:42:00 PM

    I so love your write,,,,, I have donor on my license too. from the very first one. thank you for reading Haiku six,

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/6/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for stopping and being a donor!!!!! :-) blessings
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:52:00 PM

    Love it

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/5/2013 7:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much.....
  1. Date: 3/5/2013 8:22:00 AM

    If this is a true event in your life, you are blessed to be given a second chance..God has been good to you..My husband and I knew a young man who had a rare form of Lymphoma and he was given a second chance by bone marrow transplant..They could use his bone marrow and he did not have to be given that from others but at one point he had to have blood plasma and that kept him alive..He lived 6 more years before the illness came back..He was young to die from the dreaded cancer..Sara

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/5/2013 10:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It was a true event Sara and I'm sorry for your friend..soup mail...
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 11:40:00 PM

    wow, what a thoughtful and sweet bucket list you have created. Awesome!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/5/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea. Someone giving blood did keep me alive, they are the thoughtful ones who go out of their way during busy lives to help others...thank you for your kind words
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 5:30:00 PM

    Wonderfully crafted poem Donna. Reads like a winner. Love, Gail

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/4/2013 7:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Gail...nice to see your smiling face.
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 4:58:00 PM

    Donna, great take on the contest!! I've done the same and everyone should have that living will to help so many though by the time I'm done there might not be too much good stuff left. LOL Great poem--love it!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/4/2013 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Craig....I know what you mean...I had my life saving units of blood when I was 18 which inspired me to become a donor..now at 53. I wonder if I just might live long enough to wear things out..but just in case..!!!
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 12:15:00 PM

    From the response you're getting to your poetry, I guess you now realize YOU CAN WRITE!!! Didn't I tell you when we first talked? LOL So now you have living proof... and writing like this one only goes to prove it further! Your zest for love and life comes shining through dear Donna! Love and hugs! xox

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/4/2013 3:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks jack..I love all your poems..Donna
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 6:33:00 AM

    A wonderful unselfish bucket list my friend. Happy you were saved from another unselfish being. A great poem. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/4/2013 9:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes heroes giving blood everyday...inspired me to be a donor...thank you for reading my poem...
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 5:46:00 AM

    Excellent write. A meaningful write. Enjoyed. Tfs

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/4/2013 9:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Ravi..having your life saved by a strangers gift of life saving blood can inspire one to want to save some one else...blessings
  1. Date: 3/4/2013 4:32:00 AM

    The epitome of love and gratitude! If only we all see the light! Thank you! A great writing!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/4/2013 9:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Demetrios..one experience like that makes you realize quickly what is important..I was but 18... thank you for stopping by....it has allowed me to live my life unafraid of death because I know God won't let you die until it is your time..so maybe there will be life left in my organs for someone else..
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 12:21:00 PM

    A "powerful" list, Donna.- Lovely poem. - Good luck in the contest. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/3/2013 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne Lise it is humbling knowing how many people selflessly donate blood. It does save lives...thanks for stopping..
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 9:52:00 AM

    Wow, that's the real thing. Good luck on the contest.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/3/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you David...
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 6:51:00 AM

    A great poem on the contest theme Donna!I like it.Thanks for your regular comments at my poetry pages.Much appreciated.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/3/2013 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Glad you liked my poem Kash and thank you as well for stopping by
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 4:41:00 AM

    Donna gerat list....David

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/3/2013 7:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    :-) appreciate it David
  1. Date: 3/3/2013 2:18:00 AM

    so sincere, is this,, your poetry speaks volumes about you Donna.

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/3/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Harry...just telling it like it is.....you are kind
  1. Date: 3/2/2013 8:44:00 PM

    This is a very special and wondrous write my friend! You were given a donation Donna? Which part, blood, kidney, etc? They are all extremely important! You have written so eloquently about this tender subject! What a spectacular piece, Great Work!!

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 3/2/2013 9:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Russell..I had a tumor burst inside me and almost bled to death internally. It took several units of blood before and during surgery to keep me alive.
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