Archive for August 2013

To Be Peaceful

August 28, 2013

For Jeni Stepanek in memory of Mattie Stepanek

Conscious, peaceful thoughts sometimes can steer one’s life to right.

Gracious, peaceful hands work to bring hidden wrongs to light.

Gentle, peaceful words we speak may often end a fight.

Loving, peaceful deeds will lift another to new heights.

By Cheryl Crockett

August 28, 2013

@poetatete

NOTE: This gift poem was given to Dr. Jeni Stepanek on August 28, 2013, the same day as the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington.

Jeni published the poem on-line with a photo she took with President Jimmy Carter from their meeting that same day. Click here to go to her site.

I Am a Female Redskins Fan #HTTR

August 24, 2013

A lifelong Redskins fan, I have been writing poetry in support of my team!

The only way I can justify watching the games this season, for 3+ hours per week, is to use what I see on the TV to fuel my writing.

This blog post is my directory of Redskins Poems. Each listing is a clickable link that will allow you to view the entire poem.

January 2016 UPDATE: The site where my Redskins poems were originally posted has been shut down. The poems are archived off-line and are being retrieved. As this time-consuming process unfolds, each obsolete link will be replaced. They will remain here and a new message will announce when you can view them. The video is the only link that still works. Enjoy!

POEM 1: I am the Female Redskins Fan [Steelers vs. Redskins]

POEM 2: Redskins vs. Bills – Look at the stats “Listen up ‘Buffalonians'”

POEM 3: Have You Not Been Paying Attention?

POEM 4: Women of Redskins Nation

POEM 5: What? You are a fan of WHO?

POEM 6: Going to a Redskins Game (at RFK)

POEM 7: Redskins visit Tampa Bay

POEM 8: The Redskins are Tough to Beat

Redskins Nostalgia: Brush with a Legend

POEM 9: Twas the Night Before Football

POEM 10: Tough2Beat – The Redskins poem that is a rap (Lyrics will be linked here at a later time) VIDEO BELOW

POEM 11: Go Hug a Fellow Fan

POEM 12: Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella – Say Cheese

POEM 13: For Game 3 against the Detroit Lions

POEM 14: The Importance of the Fans

POEM 15: The Reason Why We Lose

POEM 16: Uniting Fans for Game 4 vs. Oakland Raiders

POEM 17: The Redskins Got a WIN !!!

POEM 18: Cowboy Time Baby Bi, By, Bye!

POEM 19: Song for San Diego

Please, bookmark this page and check back each week for new poems.

You may also find my poems on Twitter @poetatete and on Google+

I posted my video really early in the morning on the day of the Season Opener (Monday, Sept. 9th 2014).

A few hours later, a new follower showed up on my profile:
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I am regularly surprised by non-Redskins fans who have taken the time to read and write to me about my poems.

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If you think that is amazing, look at this. I didn’t know that my beloved “twin-sister” (from another mister), whom I’ve known since we were very young, was raised in a Cowboys home! She is friendly and loving, she will not harm anyone allied with the Redskins. Her husband is a Redskins fan!

I asked her to share my poems with him, but she shared them with everyone on her Facebook wall!
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Poem 6 was retweeted by a news anchor at Washington’s #1 radio station.

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All poems and musical compositions posted here are the original creations of Cheryl Crockett.

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Cheryl’s Everyday Haiku (Week 25)

August 6, 2013

June 18 – June 24

Haiku #176 (June 18)

Grieving parents
Imagine their child in heaven
Meeting great-grandma.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #177 (June 19)

A child holds a toy
She’ll place in her sister’s hand.
The final present.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #178 (June 20)

On a day like this
Children can play outside late.
One girl is missing.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #179 (June 21)

Children play til nine.
“The street light isn’t on yet!”
Summer’s late sunset.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #180 (June 22)

Sorrow and regret
Are expressed in salty tears
Cried at funerals.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #181 (June 23)

Riding the right lane
Driving at the speed limit
Because I’m not late.

by Cheryl Crockett

Haiku #182 (June 24)

Super Moon returns
And looks inside my window
Slowly he passes.

by Cheryl Crockett

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