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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
A Dork To Remember
Photo by Jacqueline Munguía on Unsplash

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

For Fun

About the Creator

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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