Friday, July 15, 2011

Stormtrooper Gone Walkabout


Image by Ohmega1982 via freedigitalphoto.net

If you saw a stormtrooper walking down the street
(not on Halloween) would you think it was neat?
Would you wonder why he had gone walkabout?
Would you stop and ask questions to figure it out?

If you live in Australia you may encounter this scenario,
because one man is doing that to raise some dough.
He's walking all the way around the island in costume.
Twenty five miles at a time, the outback he'll consume.

Raising money for sick children with one wacky act
is impressive to me.  Yes, that's a fact.
Ryan French, thank you for inspiring this rhyme.
I hope your journey is a smile filled, memorable time.

© Rachel Hoyt 2011.  All rights reserved.

30 comments:

  1. Hey since I do not live in Australia i do not know much about Ryan French.. but all I can say is he's doing a good job and that I could make out by your poem :)

    Beautiful poem..nice read!

    Take Care.

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  2. Thank you Rachel, thank you Mr French. You're an inspiration (both of you).

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  3. This puts a huge smile on my face! I am a huge Star Wars fan, I would give this dude a hug if I saw him.

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  4. Thank you Fatima, nene & MyOwn5avior! I just thought the story was so cute that I HAD to write a rhyme about it. :)

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  5. I hadn't heard of the man, mind you i am locked away at the moment and don't get out much.

    thank you Rachel very cool..

    A

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  7. I shall grab my helmet and go for a walk methinks.

    BN

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  8. Ryan french, you are a true inspiration to mankind. Rachel, it's great he inspired you and you wrote the poem to spread across the wise intention. loved your poem:))

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  9. You always come up with the coolest things to rhyme about -- nice job!

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  10. @Alejandro - Woo hoo! I got to be the first to tell you about the stormtrooper in your hood! :)

    @BlogNostics - Stormtrooper solidarity! I like it. :)

    @fantacy in practicality - Glad you enjoyed the poem! Thanks for visiting. :)

    @Dangerous Linda - I'm glad you liked it (again)! I've got some good blog sources. :)

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  11. Love it. You always inspire a smile.

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  12. @Jan - Thank you! We all need a little help to smile sometimes. :)

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  13. What a great poem for a great act.

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  14. What a great tribute to Ryan French. The world is lucky to have people like him.

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  15. Rachel, I liked it! It was real fine!

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  16. Anything to help children is a good thing! Great post! I always learn new tidbits of facts and news here that I wouldn't have known otherwise if I hadn't visited.

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  17. Hi Rachel, I love this rhyme...the pic got my attention because I'm from Australia!

    Thanks for the smiles!

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  18. @Jo - Thanks! I certainly thought it was a creative and noble act. :)

    @Rimly - I wish every day for more people like him. :)

    @Sea Green Natural - Thank you!

    @Jessica M - Thanks for visiting! I'm happy to bring you the less well known news. :)

    @Bec Owen - Ooh! I'm counting on you or Alejandro to take him a copy of the poem. :)

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  19. What a great idea.. this man must be a pretty special person. Not sure how many miles but I wish him great luck and health. I started following you



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  20. When the inspired inspire - it's a beautiful thing - awesome for you to raise the awareness of it too. xx

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  21. Thank you for bringing this man, and his phenomenal actions to our attention. There are so many good people out there who will do everything in their power to support causes and other people. Let them be our inspiration, that each of us finds a cause to support, how much better will this world be. And i expect you to write a poem for each and everyone.

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  22. wonderful stuff rachel .. as always :)

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  23. @Jim - Ryan is definitely a special person. Oh and 25 miles x 5 days per week x half a year...

    @SJ - Inspration is meant to be passed along, no? :) xo

    @Larry - LOL. I tell you what, you get me the names and stories, I'll write the poems ad together we will make a book, ok? Done. :)

    @tbaoo - Perhaps you will see him on your travels! :)

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  24. Thank you Jingle & Madeline. :)

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  25. That's very inspiring and it's so great that you put his work into rhyme.:-)Thanks for sharing.

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  26. @nadira - I'm glad you were able to hear his story too. His quest is quite an inspired thing to do. :)

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  27. inspiring post. great man you speak of

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  28. Thank you, Isabel! I definitely think he sounds like a great man. :)

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Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...