Thought For Today

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Another one for Camp Jack and Camp Kate's attempt to get on Ellen



I know it seems like I've forgotten everyone. I've been caught up in Holiday and post Holiday family, fun, and fatigue. Not to mention endless shoveling of snow... (smiles) I soon will be back to visit everyone again individually. Until then ...
I send out Blessings to each of you for a Prosperous, Healthy, Happy, Harmonious New Year Filled with Peace, Hope, Joy, Love and Compassion. 





While on one of your sites a while ago, I was taken by the story of this one young man's plight. (not to mention his engaging smile and sparkling eyes). Even though my free time right now is limited, I've been doing quick check ups on him. Well I just had to keep up the Ellen campaign for him and am asking for some help around the world. Here's a link to : "Be on the Ellen show" :
If you'd care to, just write down a few words to Ellen. After you've visited Jack at Camp Jack,  http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/campjack  
you too will be hooked. Let us all pray for a cure of  Childhood Cancers, as well as a whole passel of  other Cancers, and diseases.
And yes... how could I not write a poem....
Here's what I wrote to/for Ellen:
Hi Ellen,
I'm writing again to try to get Jack of:
www.caringbridge.org/visit/campjack
to dance with you on your show. He's fighting an uphill battle with Neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer. He, his sister, and mom's reach out to others through their Camp Jack website. I don't know them, but all you have to do is see this young man's eyes and smile, and you'll be captured too. The Passion and compassion in this family is palpable. Just visit their site and see for yourself.


So here's another of my original requests (OK so it was written to, my minds version, of an old tune that dances in my head while I write to you):




Ellen, Dear Ellen

(Written,  with my CRS memory, trying to follow  parts  of a tune
by Roy Zimmerman:"Don't Let Grandma Cook Christmas Dinner"
 found on 1993's CD: Cabaret Noel: A Broadway Care's Christmas)

Ellen, Dear Ellen, won't you agree
Kate and Jack's smiles are cute as can be

Would you, or could you just give a Shout Out?
To help with Jack's fight is what it's about

Ellen, Dear Ellen, you are the Best!
Until you dance with jack, you won't get no rest

We are on a campaign to grant jack his wish
Joking and Dancing with you, his main dish

So Ellen, Dear Ellen, put on your show
With Jack, Kate and Mommies; Just let it be so.

You can stop my insanity with one little thing
Dance with these Campers and let their Joy ring!

Ellen, Dear Ellen; How can I stop?
When I read little wishes I feel like a cop.

I want to stop bad things from happening to kids.
Since I haven't the power, I pray shutting my lids.

So Ellen, Dear Ellen, please stop me, please do.
Or persistent I'll be with writing to you.

I'm sitting here laughing at my idle threats
My pen is my sward, that's as bad as it gets.

This tune loosely follows 93's Cabaret Noel
A song by Roy Zimmerman; but oh Please don't tell

I've searched to send you this tune that I hear
"Don't Let Grandma Cook Christmas Dinner" isn't on this year

So back to the topic as I digress
Please let Jack dance with Ellen DeGeneres
(guitar strum here)

Written with Hope, Love and Light
by Nina Pauline Ploetz



18 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you haven't given up, Nina... I hope and pray that you get some kind of response from ELLEN.

Stay warm!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

jchristin said...

Nina,
How heartfelt & how truly precious of you!!! Of *course* it will all work, Jack's (and Kate's)cute face combined with your marvelous words!
& lots of good energy to you for the New year!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

If that doesn't grab her attention, I don't know what will!!! Your poetry SHOULD do the trick!!!! And such fantastic fotos to accompany this post!! It would be a heart of stone that could refuse to help...God bless you, Nina!!! ~Janine XO

Renee said...

Darling Nina how truly lovely you are.

Love Renee xoxo

Renee said...

Goodnight dear Nina, God Bless you.

Love Renee xoxo

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

I hope the Ellen show works out. Neuroblastoma is a very ugle and dangerous disease, but there are some who have overcome it. I will pray that Jack does as well.

AutumnLeaves said...

Also hoping Ellen continues to show the love she has for children (and animals) by embracing Jack's cause. He and his sister are so very adorable!

Debra W said...

Nina, you are amazing, dear soul. Thank you for taking my kindred spirit, Jack, into your heart and writing such wonderful poems and songs for him!!! I cannot tell you how it warms my heart to know that people who did not know of Jack before, are loving him and Kate as much as I do. Their mommies, Jen and Stephanie, are such wonderful people who appreciate the love more than you will ever know! If Ellen isn't totally smitten with your poems, then I don't know how we will get her attention!

Be well, stay warm and thank you for your huge heart!

Love,
Debbie

Avtcoach said...

I loved your furnace analogy...boy would I like to keep it going in real live, Oklahoma has been cold for so long I have forgotten what the Sun feels like. We don't have much winter usually, not like way of there in NY. Hope you shovel out soon! Look forward to reading more of your blog this year!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

You are an Angel and I would be honored to help Jack in his quest!

Granny Annie said...

Glad to see a post from you again. You are a compassionate person.

Tammie Lee said...

You are so thoughtful and sweet and inspiring! Thank you for being who you are!

Tammie Lee said...

You are so thoughtful and sweet and inspiring! Thank you for being who you are!

acornmoon said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts and wishes, I would also like to wish you and yours all the very best for the New Year.

miruspeg said...

Nina you have such a BIG heart my angel friend. And your talent for the written word is astounding.
I am more than happy to help in the quest to get Jack on Ellen's show.

You are such a sweet heart for taking the time and writing your inspiring words on my posts. I do feel your love and light and feel so grateful we are friends.

Please take care and stay safe.
Lots and lots of love
Peggy xxxxx

Stoneweaver said...

Good luck with it!!! Let us know what happens - and if he gets on then we will need to know when the show is going out!

Natural Moments said...

That was a wonderful request and very creative. It shall get Ellen's attention. And who can resist that smile.

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