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Don Newman

"One Day at a Time"

Savannah, GA, USA
male, age 55
separated
Speaks: English
Joined Apr 24, 2005


 
My Poetry

A Prayer

 

I pray that you will never know a hurt like that within my soul.

A hungry day, a lonely night, or ever have to see the sight

Of oil washed upon your shores, or the horrible reality of wars.

 

I pray that you won’t have to feel a desperation that makes you steal,

Or a hopelessness from which you shrug,

“SO WHAT, WHO CARES?!,”

Because you’ve never had a hug.

 

May you never know the aches of heart,

Where devotion and affection

Have been crushed

And can not start,

Again.

 

I pray for you so innocent, yearning to experience Life…

That yours won’t have to be like some who’ve come before,

Who for the dollar shut Heaven’s door to make a mockery of freewill.

 

May you bring hope and never kill the joy of peace, the peace of Love.

 

Then never shall you fear the shroud of gleaming buildings crashing down

To burning rubble, to a dusty cloud,

Crushed beneath the searing weight

Of humanity’s breath and lifelong hate;

Then never shall you fear the shroud of a homeless night or a mushroom cloud.

 

 

Dedicated to all who have suffered the blows of human violence and injustice from time immemorial.

 

 

Don R. Newman,

Savannah, GA

 
Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Apr 24, 2005 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of
Pulmonary Hypertension--Self-help/Support Group (2)
Groups Acoustic Coffee House, Alcoholics and Addicts, Amazing Care2 Friends, BUGISM, Black Cat Teddy & Friends, Cat Lovers, Changing Our Ways, Clintonites, DAILY INSPIRATION, DNC - Democratic National Committee, Dennis Kucinich: A Man of Peace, Justice and Freedom, Elephant Lovers, Expression Through Images, Healthy Living Network more »
Hometown Savannah, GA 
Homepage http://littlebooksofsavannah.wordpress.com  
Birthday Aug 19, 1959  
Languages English  
About Me I strive to:

Live in today, take life as it comes, and remember that love is the secret to happiness.

Be the best person I can be--and do my best--then I'll have no regrets.

Remember that everything is NOT always about ME.

Give more than I take.

Let Go and Let God!!
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  Lifestyle
Pets 4 Cats, 2 Dogs (Our Kids are all GROWN)  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Mysticism  
Eating Habits Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me I've done it ALL (well, almost) and lived to tell about it!!
My Philosophy Peace, Love, Hope,
Don Newman
What Gives Me Hope That there are still politicians in positions of power who understand that there is more to life than money and corporate agendas. People like Barack Obama, Dennis Kucinich, and Hillary Clinton .
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Wholeheartedly embrace and encourage the production of alternative energy sources. Then, form a Peace Department; set up commissions to explore alternative ways of settling disputes.
What/who changed my life and why A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson:
It helped me see the world from a broader, more enlightened perspective, and reinforced my emerging inner philosophy as truth.
What Bugs Me Greed, Lies, Religious Fundamentalism  
Passions As Ye Have, So Shall Ye Give..., Tax Code Changes, Redistribution of Wealth, Economic Justice  
Inspirations Care2 People  
What Scares Me People Living in Fear  
  Favorites
Role Models Barack Obama, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Dalai Lama, Hillary Clinton, Dennis Kucinich, Howard Dean  
Quotation "It is what we think we know already that often prevents us from learning." --Claude Bernard
Interests Disabilities / Challenged, Community Development, Fair/Alternative Trade, History, Sociology, Social Science, Social Work, Politics, Libraries, Personal Coaching, Mind/Body/Spirit, Meditation, Spirituality/Philosophy  
Books You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay, A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson  
Music New Age, Easy Listening, Jazz, Rock  
Movies Life of Pi, Forrest Gump, Michael Moore documentaries, Shall We Dance?, Moulin Rouge, The Little Buddha, Powder, What Dreams May Come  
TV Shows Enlightened, Revolution, PBS Fund Raising Specials (such as Deepa  
Favorite Foods American, Southern, Southwest/Tex-Mex, Cajun, Caribbean, Mexican, Italian, Greek, Chinese, Thai, ..., ...  
Favorite Places Most Anywhere on Earth/In the Universe  
Can't Live Without Higher Power, Great Spirit, Allah, Jehovah, God, (and of course Family)  
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    Oct 30, 2014 12:05 AM

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    Aug 16, 2009 5:43 AM

    Ivy S. (2169)
    May your day be as special as you are my friend. May your dreams come true & may U achieve all that U aspire for on this your special day. May you be blessed with joy, love, peace & good health now and forever!
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    Aug 13, 2009 10:41 PM

    Elle J. (279)
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    May all your birthday wishes come true-August 19th

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    Nov 9, 2008 3:49 AM

    Don N. (20)

    Thank God a New Day is dawning. For a very nice perspective by Marianne Williamson on the outcome of the election, check out this page on her website:

    http://www.mwblog.com/journal/archives/2008/11/yes_we_did.php

    Peace, Love, Hope,
    Don


    Aug 12, 2008 11:39 AM

    Xenia Z. (565)
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    Jan 10, 2008 4:29 AM

    Mindi D. (673)

    Just stopping by to say Hello Don. Hope all is well with you & yours =)

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    Your Angel Friend
         Mindi~~


    Dec 11, 2007 11:28 PM

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    Dec 8, 2007 4:11 PM

    Don N. (20)

    Hi All,

    Sorry I've been gone so long...New Job has had me busy...but now it is the slow season. Hope All is Well with ALL of YOU!!


     

    Peace, Don N.


    Dec 8, 2007 3:50 PM

    Don N. (20)

    Hi All,

    Sorry I've been gone so long...New Job has had me busy...but now it is the slow season. Hope All is Well with ALL of YOU!!


     

    Peace, Don N.


    Sep 25, 2007 11:09 AM

    Don N. (20)

    Hi All,

    Thank You ALL for everything you do to help make the world a better place.

    I feel our thoughts, prayers, and efforts transforming our little planet and extending those effects to the far reaches of the Universe.

    Peace, Love, Hope,
    Don


    Aug 19, 2007 10:19 AM

    Elle J. (279)
    Belated birthdaySorry I missed your birthday, I hope it was a happy one. Blessings, Elle
    Aug 10, 2007 11:52 PM

    Elle J. (279)
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    Mindi D. (673)

    Happy Father's Day Don. I hope you had a wonderful day =)

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    Your Angel Friend
         Mindi~~


    Nov 5, 2006 4:22 AM

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    Aug 21, 2006 12:14 PM

    Tania N. (880)

    Hi Don, thanks for your prayers & thoughts, my family & i have survived this ugly war and we are all fine & hope it will be the last war Lebanon has to go through!
    God bless you
    Tania


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