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Malnutrition and Dehydration

Put down that coke
Write a check to help the hungry
Put down that coke
Death takes lives this is not a joke
Mother gives all,  their agony
Grief doesn't wash, apathy
Put down that coke!

Contest: Dr. Mehta Ram, Rondolet

So many people don't have food to eat nor water to drink; be thankful for what you do have....

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 8/3/2011 10:27:00 AM
Doris, you have given some good advice here. Eleven have died in Okla from the heat this year with many more possibles. Good poem, and thanks for your comments on my latest. Re writing a book, just set yourself a goal and pound away at the keyboard. Let ideas work in your head between typing times. I have edited a couple of friends' books, but that's not my cup of tea. I self-edited one of my books and found to my horror some things that I overlooked.
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Date: 7/27/2011 8:01:00 AM
Great that you took up this topic Doris! We're having every day these TV-pictures from the Sudan and the people starving, children dying. It's simply terrible!
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Date: 7/25/2011 8:49:00 PM
A message we all need and the messenger tells it well. Hi Doris, love to visit. :)
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Date: 7/25/2011 7:23:00 PM
Down right(write) messagedear poet ! I was happy to find a poet doing so ! Have a wonderful week Doris....much love, james
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Date: 7/25/2011 8:26:00 AM
Awesome message Doris.. Good luck for Dr. Ram's contest ;)
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Date: 7/24/2011 9:02:00 PM
hey, this is a GREAT message, Doris. I really enjoyed reading it.
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Date: 7/24/2011 8:52:00 PM
Hey Doris how you doing? I love the poem, ok I'll stop taking coke if that makes you happy :-) howz Caleb and hubby. I don't think I can take the bag of bone but push it a side I may need a place to stay
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Date: 7/24/2011 8:38:00 PM
thankxx Doris for all your sweet comments and your Concealer was terrific.. in contests no matter how u want a poem to show up first.. it only shows in place as it was entered.. I wanted your to show first but the system is messed up ..and we have no control over that phase of it.. know that I just luved it ..special...creative.. awesome..
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Date: 7/24/2011 12:17:00 AM
Probes the conscience Doris, Love the deep meaning as you say it so well.
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Date: 7/23/2011 9:36:00 PM
really a wonderful entry. . . I'm from Philippines. . it'll be a winner. . .amazing idea. .*-* smile. . .*-* junjun
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Date: 7/21/2011 6:45:00 PM
Thanks forthe entry, Doris
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Date: 7/21/2011 3:48:00 PM
Very touching, Doris. Some folks eat themselves to obesity while others starve. Lead the charge against hunger and I'll be marching right beside you. Excellent entry for Dr. Ram's contest! Wishing you success. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 7/21/2011 3:47:00 PM
"Death takes lives." How right you are. Also Malnutrition and dehydration take lives. I will think twice about ordering another coke. Thanks, Doris. Love, daver
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Date: 7/21/2011 11:39:00 AM
Doris thank you kindly for your comment on my poem God Bless. Great write x Dawn
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Date: 7/21/2011 10:15:00 AM
Good idea...Do without cokes one week a month and donate that to charity..It won't hurt to drink water..Good luck in the contest..Reads like a winner to me..It is a very stressful situation here but we will adjust to each other and find ways to get along..Would you like to go to the Beth Moore program in Griffin?..Mom
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Date: 7/21/2011 5:56:00 AM
Hi Doris, thank you for you kind comments. "A slumdog" is a reference used by the elitists of society to describe "Children of the slums". Children of a lesser fortune, whom often resort to thievery to feed themselves and their families. For every consequence in the 1st world there is a triple consequence in the 3rd world.
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Date: 7/21/2011 5:24:00 AM
Cool and truth Doris. Best of wishes to you. Agape, Moses
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Date: 7/21/2011 4:59:00 AM
Cool and truth Doris. Agape, Moses
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Date: 7/20/2011 10:24:00 PM
for in gratitude do we so live in love, doris.. a write so defined!.. but, i drink lots of coke, awhh!... winning streaks to you! :) huggs, nette
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Date: 7/20/2011 8:59:00 PM
excellent words Doris ..using the new form nicely luv..with a powerful message my friend.. good luck in the contest luv..
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Date: 7/20/2011 8:00:00 PM
wow! I am opposed when it comes to drinking coke.. and you have a great entry for Dr Rams contest,,good luck in the contest,..p.d.
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