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Stevland Morris is the real name of Stevie Wonder
Though blind soon after birth it didn’t push him under
Exceptionally talented performer from a tender age
Virtuoso musician and singer when he's on a stage
‘Little Stevie Wonder’ at the age of just thirteen
Achieved a number one hit on the music scene
Now he has a star on the Hollywood Hall of Fame
Detroit honored him with an Avenue of his name 

Many songs Stevie’s written over last fifty years
‘Overjoyed’ is a favorite, its lyrics bring me tears
Recording on Tamla Mowtown he’s a multi talented man
Right from my early years I’ve been a massive fan
I’ve seen him in concert twice he really was amazing
Stevie Wonder is incredible, his music I am praising!

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Sponsored by William Kekaula

9/10/19

* His birth name was Stevland Hardaway Judkins but this was changed when his mother divorce and his legal surname is Morris

* William if I am lucky enough to win a cash prize please donate it to help those poor people in The Bahamas after the devastating effects of Hurricane Dorian*

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Date: 9/19/2019 2:49:00 PM
Loved this poem in its gratitude to a truly great artist that sings and writes from his soul! Lonna
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Date: 9/17/2019 8:52:00 AM
Hi Jan, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on your placement in the contest. Enjoy the rest of your day:-) Alexis
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Date: 9/17/2019 11:45:00 AM
thanks Alexis and I'm delighted my prize is to go to help those in such need:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/17/2019 4:34:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this tribute to a man I greatly admire, Jan.
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Date: 9/17/2019 11:44:00 AM
He is inspirational Suzette:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 9/17/2019 4:14:00 AM
Congratulations, Jan. His songs have always gladdened my heart and he is a shining example of someone who overcame his adversity. A clever acrostic in his honour.
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Date: 9/17/2019 11:44:00 AM
thanks Wendy:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/17/2019 3:35:00 AM
A wonderful tribute to an awesome soul whose songs graced my home throughout the years, my compliments to being 9th place of my contest, ~ Aloha always William
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Date: 9/17/2019 11:43:00 AM
Thanks so much for the placement and agreeing to send the prize money to help those in such terrible circumstances:-0 hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/12/2019 6:59:00 AM
This is awesome Jan... I wish you all the best and encourage you with you kind donation... blessings for you and hugs :)
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Date: 9/14/2019 8:40:00 AM
thanks Regina, if I win the money is far more use to them than to me in the UK:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 9:14:00 PM
I am rooting for you on this one.~ Matt
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Date: 9/14/2019 8:38:00 AM
thanks Matt:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 7:49:00 PM
What a beautiful tribute to a talented and wonderful person Jan. You could very well win with this beautiful poem! xxoo
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Date: 9/14/2019 8:38:00 AM
a win would be lovely but its a premiere contests so I am taking a chance with this one as I enter few of them these days:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 6:46:00 PM
You have penned an incredible acrostic Jan and I am sure it will be another top placement for you. I saw Stevie in 1972 when he performed at The Dome in Brighton - he was fabulous and so inspirational and I have been a fan ever since. Good luck Jan, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 9/14/2019 8:37:00 AM
I saw him twice at the NEC in Birmingham and was moved to tears on several occasions. he is an inspirational man in so many ways:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 3:39:00 PM
When I was a little girl, my cousin brought "Fingertips" to my house and played it for me. Wow! Steve Wonder is truly a wonder and an excellent lyricist too. Wishing you success in the contest! (Nice to donate the money to Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas!) Love, Carolyn
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Date: 9/14/2019 8:36:00 AM
He was only 13 when he had a number 1 with fingertips, as for the prize it would be far more use to those in need than for me in the UK, so in the event of a win it will benefit them:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 3:16:00 PM
well done, Jan. William should love this. Yes, Stevie wonder is incredible. no wonder his name is Wonder.
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Date: 9/14/2019 8:34:00 AM
thanks Andrea:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 1:49:00 PM
Hi Jan, You did a great job with this write. I never had the chance to see Stevie Wonder perform live and in person, however he's one of my favorite singers. He is so talented but he also has an amazing heart he gives back to different communities in the inner cities constantly. I hope you place in the contest. It's definitely a winner in my book. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Enjoy the rest of your day my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 9/14/2019 4:02:00 AM
he is inspirational in so many ways Alexis :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 12:11:00 PM
Well done, I remember watching some of his earlier performances on a documentary. He’s a talented guy. I also like your foot note regarding the prize money.
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Date: 9/11/2019 12:44:00 PM
He is incredibly talented Rick and as I said to the others the money would be far more use to those who are suffering but as its a premiere contest there is no guarantee it will place :-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 7:09:00 AM
This was great Jan. Makes me think of "Isn't she lovely" and I don;t mean the song, I mean the poet. : ) Best wishes in the contest
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Date: 9/11/2019 12:43:00 PM
I love that song Chris lol he wrote it for his daughter - I've read he's been married 3 times and has children by 5 different women. Regarding the money it just makes sense to me - we have so much those poor people only have the clothes they stand up in:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 5:00:00 AM
A lovely acrostic, Jan and praise for your intended donation. HUgs xx
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Date: 9/11/2019 12:41:00 PM
Thanks Victor, to win US dollars would be of no benefit to me but could make a huge difference to those poor people who have been left destitute:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 4:34:00 AM
- A wonderful tribute, Jan - Best wishes in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 9/11/2019 12:40:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/11/2019 4:14:00 AM
A lovely tribute to a very talented man Jan, an inspiration to us all that having a disability doesn't get in the way of living a full and productive life. Tom
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Date: 9/11/2019 12:39:00 PM
He certainly is inspirational and the two times I saw him in concert I ended up in tears, such an incredible talent and his music is wonderful:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/10/2019 10:31:00 PM
Love your ode to Stevie Wonder! It is a wonder!
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Date: 9/11/2019 12:33:00 AM
Thanks Caren it was a challenge to write and took a long time!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 9/10/2019 10:02:00 PM
I love little Stevey Wonder. Such a talent. Loved his rendition of 'Seven Spanish Angels.' Have a great day.
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Date: 9/11/2019 12:33:00 AM
I actually liked 'the secret life of plants' not one of his most popular ones but there are several tracks I really like. I don't know the track you mention so I'll look it up:-) hugs Jan xx