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A TRIBUTE

This is a well deserved tribute that I'd like to share For those wonderful people working in our health care Doctors, nurses, paramedics and admin staff too Auxiliaries and cleaners risking their lives for you. All over the world ex health staff answered a call To form with ex colleagues a formidable wall Against the Coronavirus that's bringing death and misery Infecting thousands of people in every country. Many people have come forward offering their services too Performing none medical tasks that nurses often do And those vulnerable people who are living in isolation Looked after by volunteers bringing food and medication. Father Beradelli an Italian priest his life he did give Refusing a ventilator so that a younger person might live The list of good deeds by strangers whom we'll never know Would fill volumes of books and continues to grow. The army, police and fire-fighters are playing a part too Trying to keep some normality for me and for you Shops and supermarket staff too are on the front line Delivery drivers moving goods to secure a lifeline. There are many more unseen heroes not mentioned here But memories of their actions we will always hold dear You the reader can play your part even one small kind deed By helping neighbours and strangers in their hour of need. Written on 27th March 2020.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




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Date: 7/6/2020 11:14:00 AM
Wow, Tom, what a masterpiece. :-)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 7/6/2020 12:09:00 PM
Thank you Regina, many people throughout this pandemic have been amazing, true heroes one and all. Tom
Date: 4/13/2020 9:05:00 PM
As I've said... its hard to throw a stone and not hit a hero these days. We are very lucky. Stay well my friend.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/14/2020 2:45:00 AM
Thank you David, you're right, many good heroes out there, sadly a few idiots too. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/13/2020 3:51:00 PM
Great tribute, Tom, yes, all have been kind of heart.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/14/2020 2:42:00 AM
Thank you Eve, still many working with people who have this virus and no ppe that our government promised them, makes me angry, many care workers have died because of it. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/13/2020 3:51:00 PM
This brings the best out of people. Many true heroes are everywhere. I say, people acting as angels helping others. Enjoy your day writing away............
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/14/2020 2:44:00 AM
Thank you Paula, they certainly put themselves at risk, a perfect example of true care in our communities and hospitals. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/12/2020 4:47:00 AM
A wonderful tribute to those selfless heroes who risk their lives to help and save others. My daughter is a nurse, but she is on a maternity leave with a preemie baby right now. Blessings xxoo
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/12/2020 6:50:00 AM
Thank you Connie, a crisis like this brings out the good and bad in people thankfully I'm hearing lots of good deeds being carried out by caring folk. Tom
Date: 4/7/2020 7:11:00 PM
Hello Tom, this is a lovely tribute to these people that are trying to keep us safe.Stay safe. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 4/8/2020 5:53:00 PM
Hello Tom, yes these people do work so hard to save sick people from this virus. It is a battle to be won. Stay safe . Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/7/2020 7:52:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, we can never appreciate enough what people are doing for the good of all mankind Stay safe and well. Tom
Date: 4/5/2020 12:16:00 PM
Tom a wonderful tribute to all these outstanding heroes all over the world who are fighting a thief in the night. Well penned T om, Blessings and safe thoughts, Jennifer.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/5/2020 12:39:00 PM
Thank you Jennifer, hope you're well. Tom
Date: 4/5/2020 9:24:00 AM
You placed a well deserving honour and paid homage to our well deserving heroes ,their hard-work wont go un-noticed and for that I too express my gratitude to our heroes. Nice work Tom and I hope you are well and safe!
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Rercy Zola-Zaba
Date: 4/6/2020 9:12:00 AM
How unfortunate to hear may they rest in peace, sadly my country recorded first new cases and first death last week now we are on complete lockdown. Be safe too.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/5/2020 10:16:00 AM
Nice to see you Rercy, I hope you are safe and well, they deserve our grateful thanks. Sadly we've lost two doctors and three nurses to this pandemic. Stay safe and well. Tom
Date: 4/4/2020 11:21:00 AM
You my friend have given us a beautiful tribute that shines light upon the lives and sacrifices made by so many in the taking care of the sick and injured. Yes true heroes that largely go with due recognition. A true gem and fav too..
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/4/2020 1:31:00 PM
Thank you Robert, so many people in our health care and outside too, making others lives bearable in this dark time that's affecting us all. Sadly two young nurses died yesterday, both mothers of young children. No one is safe, it can strike anyone. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/1/2020 11:26:00 PM
Thank you Tom, for this wonderful inspirational poem....and i would like to add my appreciation, to all mentioned here...
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/2/2020 6:18:00 AM
Thank you Harry, I hope you're well, the Australian people have suffered so much and now this. I hope our government shows the same appreciation when our health workers ask for a decent pay rise. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/1/2020 1:08:00 PM
So nice and filled with gratitude much needed now. Well done Tom. Stay safe :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/2/2020 6:05:00 AM
Thank you very much Heidi, we owe them so much normally but even more so now. Hope you're well. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 4/1/2020 11:17:00 AM
A fine tribute whose time has come. The 'Lady with the Lamp' pledged, "I solemnly pledge before God and in this assembly to pass my life in purity and to practice my profession faithfully...I shall do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession and will hold in confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge...I shall be loyal to my work and devoted towards the welfare of those committed to my care." -F. Nightingale
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/2/2020 5:05:00 AM
Thank you very much Richard, she certainly set a fine example that thousands have followed. We would be lost without our caring health workers. Hope you are well. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 3/31/2020 4:15:00 PM
A fine tribute to those who are willing to go the extra mile. Bravo my friend. God Bless, JB
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 4/1/2020 12:32:00 AM
Thank you Judy, it's uplifting to see everyone going above and beyond in these dark times. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 3/30/2020 11:08:00 PM
nice Tom well done
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/30/2020 11:25:00 PM
Thanks Timothy. Hope alls well Stay safe. Tom
Date: 3/30/2020 8:06:00 PM
G'day Tom … I don't believe a better tribute could be presented Tom. In the aftermath, I do hope their actions the world over should be rewarded in a never to be forgotten way - thank you Tom - Lindsay
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/30/2020 9:34:00 PM
Thank you Lindsay. They deserve all the praise we can muster in these dark days. I hope the government remembers this when they ask for a decent pay rise. Hope alls well, stay safe. Tom
Date: 3/30/2020 2:28:00 PM
This is a most beautiful and true tribute to all those risking their lives for us Tom. It is POTD worthy and going into my Faves! My daughter is a nurse, but she just gave birth to a two month premature baby so she is unable to be out there but her friends are. They are the angels and heroes so appreciated by us all. Congratulations on your win! Have a great week. Stay safe. xxoo
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/30/2020 3:01:00 PM
Thank you very much Connie, our NHS doctors and nurses are very much on the front line at the moment and sadly 3 doctors have lost their lives fighting this terrible disease, we will never forget the sacrifices they are making for us. Last week at 20.00 the nation went outdoors to give them an applause to show our appreciation, it was quite touching to see. They say the next 2 or 3 weeks will be the peak of this virus. Hope you and your family stay safe and well. Tom
Date: 3/30/2020 12:32:00 PM
Congrats, Tom... Any limericks coming this week?! Looking forward, Gershon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/30/2020 12:50:00 PM
Thanks Gershon, working on it. Hope you're well. Tom
Date: 3/28/2020 11:00:00 PM
Hi Tom, congratulations on your well deserved win! We can't thank the heros who put everything on the line every day enough! Beautiful tribute. Over Fork Over!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/29/2020 11:42:00 AM
Thank you Sam, they're all doing a sterling job out there. So many good people, it shows the good in people, many doing it for no reward just for the good of mankind. Over Fork Over. Tom
Date: 3/28/2020 1:36:00 PM
Hello Tom, a lovely tribute to all these helpful people helping out. Yes we can all be helpful by helping our neighbours that are shut in.Be safe,be strong, be well.Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 3/30/2020 8:19:00 AM
Hello Tom, you to my friend. Enjoy your day. my friend.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/28/2020 2:04:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, reasurring to see folk performing good deeds for others. Hope you're well, stay safe. Tom
Date: 3/28/2020 12:08:00 PM
Tom, I'm so grateful to see this tribute to the many heroes on the front lines and the many unseen fulfilling the countless other necessary tasks. All who reach out expose themselves to some risk, yet this inspires us all to stay connected and seek out those who may need us. Thank you.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/28/2020 1:59:00 PM
Thank you John, it's reasurring to know that there are many good folk out there and like you say putting themselves at risk. They are a great example of human kindness. Tom
Date: 3/28/2020 11:36:00 AM
An admirable tribute to all these people who gave or are ready to give their lives for others . Inspiring writing dear, Tom. May God bless you and protect you for it. Blessings my friend
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/28/2020 1:55:00 PM
Thank you very much Demetrios, there are many good souls out there doing good for others. We salute them. Tom
Date: 3/28/2020 9:33:00 AM
Wonderful tribute. You are right there are many unseen heroes who just want to help and do not do it for the publicity... Great tribute
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/28/2020 9:47:00 AM
Thanks S. O., its heartwarming to see good folks out there helping others They say things will get worse in the coming weeks, UK deaths has passed the thousand mark now. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 3/28/2020 7:01:00 AM
A lovely tribute Tom to all those doing their stuff on the front line, such nice rhyme and flow penned with such eloquence. Hope you're well, keep safe, Blessings, Gordon
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/28/2020 8:51:00 AM
Thank you Gordon, some great people out there putting others before themselves, they deserve all the praise they get. Stay safe and well. Tom
Date: 3/28/2020 3:51:00 AM
Such a wonderful tribute Tom to all those unsung heroes, reminding us that there are still many kind souls on this earth; sending thanks and love to each and every one. Keep well my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/28/2020 8:49:00 AM
Thank you Ann, I hope you're well, many good people out there for sure, uplifts the spirits. Stay safe. Tom
Date: 3/27/2020 8:37:00 PM
excellent tribute to so many goodly souls, Tom.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 3/28/2020 8:43:00 AM
Thank you Andrea, hearing about all the kind acts being performed out there gives you hope. Stay safe. Tom
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