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Spotlight: Chris Weir

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It's a great day to shine the spotlight on someone I find highly talented. Today, on the Jimmy Broccoli page and website, it is with great fanfare I share with you the poetry of Chris Weir.

I first began reading Chris' poems about a year ago - and have followed her work since. Since then, we've become good friends and frequently comment on each other's work. Chris is an outstanding poet and a wonderful friend.


Chris in her own words:


My name is Chris Weir I live the dreams of poetry


Here are two poems by Chris - and I know you'll love them as much as I do! ______________

SOLDIER SAM


Once upon a crazy day in May A storm in spring blew this away


A hospital stood here once back in the day Many patients they did stay


A soldier, within this chair he sat Lost his legs in a grenade blast


Will call him soldier Sam Soldier Sam was a heroic man


The storm set in that early may day With no legs soldier Sam couldn't get away


His arms were full you see A little boy and girl, one seven and one three


One arm to steer his wheelchair Soldier Sam pressed on despite the howl in the air


A tornado tore through the halls Screams shrieked through the walls


With no legs to run, soldier Sam said "On the floor now, I'll cover you"


With a mighty thrust with all his strength Soldier Sam now on the kids holds them tight


When the storm was over The skies all clear


Two little kids sat In each other's small arms


When a doctor finally came around Found that little boy and little girl


They kept asking "where's the man" Confused the doctor asked "who"


Children in unison said "Soldier Sam, the no legged man"


The doctor hit the ground Upon his knees he fell


Soldier Sam was a patient there 20 years ago


The doctor told the children the story of soldier Sam


Sam had come in with several bad injuries


Though his legs were gone Severe infection took his life


As tears started to fall down the doctor’s face


He looked at those kids, then The empty wheelchair


It was soldier Sam who had saved the lives of the children that day


It was that same doctor who sat with soldier Sam the day that Sam breathed his very last breath


It is within the spirit of the soldier That true heroism lies ______________

Cotton candy fantasy


Once upon a daydream Floating within sunbeams


High above the housetops Licking candy sweet lollipops


Tasting syrupy sweet strawberry clouds Tip of my tongue sticks out


Swimming in pools so sweet Drinking my fill of all the sweet tea


Cascading falls of jellybeans Feeling like a real honey queen


Holding out my hands for more Oh' the cotton candy of pink galore


This must be heaven I'm in Scents of delicious cinnamon


Tempting my taste buds this is Tiny, delicious cakes of peppermint


Writing this poem only made my hungry Apologies to each and all. Don't unfriend me.


Nothing like a lip-smacking fantasy To tempt us all on a Saturday


Photo: Chris Weir.


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