An Ode!

September 9, 2010 at 10:00 pm Leave a comment

I blog to get people to donate to kid’s charities. I want people to make a donation then write to me by commenting on the blog. Please read the ‘About Lesley’ section of the blog to find out why I do this; the Comments and Running Totals pages to see how far we have come….

Tonight a post from me to you all out there but the words will not be mine!

A new comment was added to the blog today from the lovely @br007kbond on Twitter, real name Trevor. Trevor wrote a poem for the blog and it is wonderful. I wanted to make sure that everyone could see it so I thought it should become a blogpost.

Please read and enjoy……


Poem for Eight
When I was eight, my life was great! I would dance and sing and play.
Sleep in peace all night to wake to another great day.

I am older now and see the world from a different point of view,
So much horror and pain, not (possibly) for me and you.

I see kids of eight in a terrible state, both home and far away,
And remember when I was like them, but I could just laugh and play!

As we grow old we learn that life is for the living.
It can be cruel and hateful and very unforgiving.

If I were a child right now, a cruel place I would find,
For mother nature, whilst pure, can sometimes be unkind.

At home we sit and watch our screens, the pc or the tele
And often there are glimpses of places dark and dank and smelly.

In those sites young children sit with hope upon their faces
By giving on this blog we can rid them of those places!


Isn’t that wonderful! My humble thanks to Trevor for this and I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I have:)

As always I will close with my normal request to you:-

  • Donate to a valid children’s charity of your choice. It is easy to do – online, collection boxes, Give as You Earn. Any amount is important and I am delighted for one pound, dollar, euro, yen to reach a charity.
  • Visit this blog and comment anywhere with the charity, amount including currency and please also tell me what you wanted to be when you were 8. I love the stories of childish ambitions.

I will then:-

  • Add your donation to the Totals page on this blog, totals are updated weekly.
  • I will also write some words about the current donations and the charity
  • All comments will be stored on the comments page so that you can see what charities people are interested in and also what a variety of 8-year-old ambitions we have already. I am looking forward to way more surprises from you all.

The steps are simple. Again, if you like the idea please tell others so that they will come and tell me their stories.

Take care of you and yours.


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