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lynn hahn

Updated: Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:00 pm

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I am a retired actress. I was in the industry for over 40 years. I am new to writing poetry. I have written several articles about health and fitness and self published a book about the martial arts. I have read many words arranged by film makers and the tv folk. I wanted to share some of my own words thru poetry. I am at the last chapter of life. I would love to tell a few of my stories before I go. I would love to publish some of my poetry. Open mic is a goal as well. So fun! I published a couple children's books and am working on another. So much work! I illustrated them too. I will be publishing a poetry book but it will be a bit. Nice to be busy. Blog:


Here is a 3 minute poem I shared December 9 2016 at an open mic night. It begins with singing a song to her. She loved this silly song. I did an audio. Hope you like it. MILLION DOLLAR BABE She’s a one eyed itchy bitchy gimpy girl a one eyed itchy bitchy gimpy girl She’s a one eyed itchy bitchy gimpy girl she’s a million dollar babe that’s for sure --- What can I say about Betty she was always ready for what life brought She never complained no matter how much pain she was in she was my hero Lost an eye when she was small kissed and licked everyone thru it all No aggression did not blame people just grateful for the help Her knees went bad soon after she lost her eye don’t know why she had to go thru so much She went thru therapy her trainer could not love her more she wanted to please him (well the treats helped some) --- We had two good years before things went bad again This time it was all her skin she was allergic to everything Everything Even the people she adored This was the worst We tried every type of solution there was no resolution I open my wallet wide let doctors have all that was inside It did no good I watched her struggle each day wondering Will she get better? She would have gone on forever if I would have let her just to be with me Would that be fair? No Her level of pain was off the charts didn’t stop her from breaking hearts with her playful way Had to greet all beg them to play ball she loved to fetch She had a duckie that was her best friend held it in her mouth everywhere she went waiting for someone to toss it She would leap in the air to catch it so high caught it most every time She slept by my side her body so warm Her temperature ran hot normal that is not it was part of the problem Her breeder did not care about health just beauty Felt it her duty to make pretty dogs so she could sell them and make money The puppies that were sick seldom got picked --- I saved Betty or did she save me not sure which Because she touched my life in a way I did not expect I do not regret having known her She passed when not quite six seemed so wrong But I had to be strong and let her go run with the others like her who spent a short time on this earth making their owners lives worth more than before She was my million dollar baby in every way I hope to see her again someday when it’s my time I asked her to save me a place I know that she will just to be near me like she use to be So strange how our pets touch our hearts help us learn about life They’re here for such a short time but the lessons they teach last... Forever.

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Blog entries by lynn hahn

REAL WORLD (31/05/2020)

LORENZO (26/03/2020)

IT WON'T TAKE LONG (27/02/2020)

SILENCE (29/01/2020)

HAPPINESS (31/10/2019)

FLATULENCE (11/10/2019)

ENDLESS (14/05/2019)

REFLECTING (29/04/2019)

THE ICE CREAM MAN (15/03/2019)

BRAVE SOLDIER (14/03/2019)

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<Deleted User> (19836)

Sun 6th Jan 2019 03:12

Thank you Lynn for your lovely comment on 'Be Whole', I'm glad you enjoyed it. Happy New Year!

Big Sal

Fri 28th Dec 2018 23:46

Best wishes for the New Year, Lynn. Hope your holidays went by with ease and joy.

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Fri 28th Sep 2018 13:24

Thank you so much Lynn for the lovely comment on "Second Chances" I am glad you enjoyed it! ??

<Deleted User> (19836)

Thu 27th Sep 2018 08:01

Hello Lynn. Thank you for taking the time to comment on both 'Cristi' and 'Words of Love'. Always appreciated!?

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Becky Who

Mon 24th Sep 2018 11:28

Hi, thanks for commenting"Dog Lane". I can see you love dogs - if all owners were as loving and responsible as you I'm sure I wouldn't have so much trouble on my way home!
Take care xx

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lynn hahn

Sat 8th Sep 2018 17:40

Thank you for listening Marie

It is tough for me to get thru that poem without crying. It took a few takes. I messed up a phrase at the end but at least I made it thru without crying. She was my very best friend.

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Marie Alyza

Sat 8th Sep 2018 03:32

I listened to you read the Million Dollar Babe, and it touched me. I cried a little when your voice broke. Thank you for sharing. ♥

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Taylor Crowshaw

Fri 7th Sep 2018 08:06

Thank you for commenting on my poetry Lynn it is wonderful to have the support. I was reading Million Dollar Babe..
Betty..a character for sure, it touched me very deeply..what a tribute Lynn she will always be in your minds eye. ?

Big Sal

Tue 4th Sep 2018 02:34

Congrats again on getting Poem of the Week, and thank you for the kind comments. Although I've yet to perform open mic, I am planning on getting back into the scene of music again. Always something happening to be writing about there and in poetry.

Here's hoping it lasts for as long as possible. Thanks again Lynn.

Take care.?

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 1st Sep 2018 12:47

Thank you for reading 'A Quiet Man' Lynn.
there is so much more to be said on this particular topic. I really appreciated your comments.. Thank you Taylor ?

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Lyrical Lexa

Wed 30th Aug 2017 15:30

thank you for your kind comments. It's comforting to know that someone else can relate. I love the stories you tell within your work as well. ??

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Fri 18th Aug 2017 18:51

enjoy so much the poems you write me you truly are a inspiration to me...

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Sat 31st Dec 2016 21:46

Thanks for your retrospective comment on I wanna be like Elvis Lynn. That's just a wonderful tale and a great experience. I've worked as a pianist with a few Elvis impersonators and his spell still reigns. Lucky you! Did you score on the plane or while grounded? (You needn't answer that!)


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Paul Waring

Sat 31st Dec 2016 13:23

Thanks for your kind comments Lynn, very encouraging! Paul

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Paul Waring

Fri 30th Dec 2016 16:40

(just in case you miss this on my blog, thought I'd post it here, too).

Thanks Lynn, you are totally right. And, I'm sure you'll know from your work in the world of entertainment, laughter is genuinely infectious!

I once taught a session on laughter to groups of patients with chronic pain. In my opening spiel, I described a scenario and asked the group to try hard not to laugh. Always, once one person smirked, chuckled or laughed, the whole group started and it really set the scene for people to 'let go', often for the first time in ages. People would say that they felt like their 'old selves' again and yearned to regain their sense of humour. Powerful stuff this laughter treatment! Thanks again. Paul

Joe Barrett

Thu 22nd Dec 2016 14:05

Wonderful writing and songs, i also starting late in life as a writer junior to you at 54.
Thank you for sharing

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lynn hahn

Mon 19th Dec 2016 00:55

Thank you very much AM Cash feels good to share helps heal wounds right

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AM Cash

Sun 18th Dec 2016 10:28

I love the way you tell your stories x

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lynn hahn

Mon 12th Dec 2016 19:32

Thank you Martin. I actually do sing parts of it when I do open mic. Very perceptive of you my friend.

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Martin Elder

Sun 11th Dec 2016 17:45

Lynn this is lovely, but I cannot help feeling the rhythm of it lends it more to a song, which would be great. It's still a lovely piece either way I look forward to more. welcome to WOL

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