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A Dork To Remember

Inspired By Randy Wayne Jellison-Knock

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 21 days ago Updated 21 days ago 2 min read
Top Story - February 2024
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A Dork To Remember
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Here is a snippet of conversation I had with a writer we all know and love, and a challenge I had to follow thru with

Randy: My fear is that when my time comes, Death will have forgotten my name & not know how to find me.

Kelli: No way. You’re unforgettable

Randy: Nightmares & bad dreams usually are, lol.

Kelli: Haha dork

Randy: Ah, the title for your next masterpiece: "A Dork to Remember"!

*

Ok, here we are

a promise I must keep

I'll try not to go too far

or dig in too deep

**

We've all seen his name

with detailed messages he's left

Encouraging a change

truly caring how we felt

***

Randy surely has a way

to make you feel heard

Never has bad things to say

rarely says dirty words

**

Just one of those supporters

that never lets you down

Like virtual transporters

you can be sure he's around

*

He, Poppy, Heather and Dhar

Dana, Cathy and her crew

Will, mother, Em and more

doing those supportive things they do

**

There are so many to mention

I don't mean to leave you out

Paul, Shirley, Brenton and Daphsam

Rachel, Judey and Mike without a doubt

***

Joe, Novel, KJ and Vicki

Taking the time to comment me

also, Rick, Mark and Angie

Mr. Scott and sweet LC

**

Lamar, Grz and Dylan

I tip my hat, it's true

I will feel like a villain

If I missed a name or 2

*

But you know who you are

and the super things that you do

If this dorky poem went too far

boohoo - it's in the title

**

It's a poem about Randy

the dorky writer with the Bible

The preacher sweet as candy

delivering encouragement that's vital

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Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Anna 9 days ago

    Congrats on TS!🥳

  • Naveed 15 days ago

    Hats off to your work! Keep it going—congrats!

  • The Dani Writer15 days ago

    Oh. My. Stars!!! This is beautiful 😍😍😍 Kelli! This! Thissss!! THIS!!! Status: Legendary *Triple wooty-woot-WOOT!*

  • Phil Flannery15 days ago

    Very well deserved shout-outs there. Great poem.

  • Kendall Defoe 16 days ago

    Well done and well deserved TS!

  • Awww, thank you so much for the shoutout! 🥰🥰🥰 Congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Babs Iverson16 days ago

    Loved it!!! Congratulations on Top Story!!!♥️♥️💕

  • Brenton F16 days ago

    Yay TS - well done!

  • Heather Hubler16 days ago

    Awww, this was so fun and thoughtful and sweet :) What a great tribute to Randy!! I'm glad you followed through. And I felt so stupidly happy that you mentioned me, thank you! You're one of a kind and an inspiration :)

  • Dana Crandell16 days ago

    Thank you so much for the mention, Kelli, and congratulations! You did Randy proud.

  • Holly Pheni16 days ago

    Well done, it's a great community we have here.

  • Cathy holmes16 days ago

    Yay! Congrats on the TS.

  • Mackenzie Davis16 days ago

    Aww this is so wholesome! And what a great person to pay tribute to. ❤️ Lovely, lovely poem, Kelli!

  • Paul Stewart16 days ago

    Aw, what a marvellous thing. And I spied my name in there...appreciate the nod...clever Kelli! Randy's a good egg, too! This was a great lot of nice fun and congrats on Top Story!

  • Leslie Writes16 days ago

    Aww, this is very sweet :)

  • Rachel Deeming16 days ago

    I'm here with my pom-poms endorsing this wholeheartedly, Kelli. Great poem and great fanfare for a massive supporter of so many writers on here. And, dare I say it, not a bad writer either, to boot. Ra-ra Randy!

  • sleepy drafts20 days ago

    Oh, this made my heart absolutely * swell * up 💗💓💗💓 This is so beautiful, touching, and sweet.

  • Randy Baker21 days ago

    Aww. That was a sweet poem.

  • Lamar Wiggins21 days ago

    Haha, that was awesome, Kelli. Randy is the man!...The Preacher Man! Thank you for writing this. Love the inspiration behind it!

  • Awwwww, that was just too sweet, Kelli. I love it. Challenge well met.

  • Cathy holmes21 days ago

    Haha. That was great. Thanks for the shout out in your dorky poem. Well done, my friend.

  • Joe Patterson21 days ago

    For some reason I felt like the dorky writer with the Bible is me, then I saw the name Joe so that reassured it 🤣🤣🤣 great work Kelli.

  • Mark Graham21 days ago

    Way to go and thank you for all you write.

  • Shirley Belk21 days ago

    beautiful!!! beautiful and Bravo!! Love the banter that gave you the inspiration :)

  • Jazzy 21 days ago

    You have such a gift to get all those names in a poem and make it work well

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