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NEWS: * * * * * Some News * * * * *   Since being published in 2013, "a Wing and a Prayer" has been read by more people and in more places than I could ever have imagined. I am flattered,touched, and so, SO blessed to have this experience of connecting with so many in this unique manner. I would like to share some examples of the incredible reception for which I am so grateful:     October 2017- Indiana ECIER Foundation's Ninth Annual Cancer Survivor Jubilation used my poem as part of their event. One hundred survivors recited it together in a candlelight ceremony. Guests at the Jubilation event read the poem "a Wing and a Prayer" by Michelle Butler as they hold lighted candles. The event was  to honor breast cancer survivors and those who have lost the battle. see article here https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/jubilation-event-honors-breast-cancer-survivors-and-those-who-have-lost-their-battle/article_00dbdd2b-25f1-5693-9d15-c029ec772f3f.amp.html March 2020 -Ohio In a news story on separation from loved ones amid the Covid-19 pandemic, I was touched to read this [excerpt from Tom Chmura's story] "I find a power beyond myself who connects me with my family. I am comforted by Michelle Butler's poem 'A Wing and a Prayer' and other prayers on praywithme.com"  read full article here http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2020/03/the-ache-of-long-distance-coronavirus-grandparenting-brings-us-back-to-the-power-of-prayer-tom-chmura   July 2020- Australia The Catholic Parishes of North MacKay and Farleigh requested my permission to include my poem in an upcoming Mass. Parishoner Lizzy Axiak recited it beautifully in her lovely Queensland accent.  Dear Michelle, On behalf of Catholic Parishes of North Mackay and Farleigh we seek permission to use your prayer "A Wing And A Prayer" for our parish Facebook Page. One of our young parishioners to recite it.   Kind regards Christine Haines Parish Secretary St Joseph's Parish North Mackay and Northern Beaches Phone 07 49574855 Hi Michelle,  You don't know how thrilled we are  to receive your correspondence and your permission. We had not idea you were located on the other side of the world, so amazing so far away yet so close. Hoping all is well in your part of the world, we hear all the time that America is really suffering badly with this deadly COVID-19. Has been a stressful time for our world, we have had to step out of our comfort zone and reach out to as many of our community as we can and all work together to get through this time.   Below is the link to our Parish's Facebook Page, this is one way of connecting with our parish community and to bring joy into people's homes at this time https://www.facebook.com/Catholic-Parishes-of-North-Mackay-and-Farleigh-113680656951002/?modal=admin_todo_tour  I have attached Lizzy Axiak reciting your beautiful poem, which will be uploaded next Wednesday 8th July.  Below is the link to A Wing And A Prayer https://spaces.hightail.com/receive/Rd0mW7Ctcc/fi-fd1d9ad6-f3b0-47d1-9eb5-366174a10d60/fv-d53c07fe-7dd6-4610-9b7d-08f4ddfc4be4/LIZZY%20AXIAK.mp4  Kind regards Chris  Mrs Christine Haines Parish Secretary St Joseph's Parish North Mackay and Northern Beaches Phone 07 49574855 Email stjomky@bigpon   The poem has appeared on quite a few websites in various capacities: Posted/Shared among Communities of Poetry and Religion, Placed on Ordinal Lists, Voting Venues, Discussion Topic on Blogs and Support Groups, and even Education (many shared below). Posted On https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/inspirational-for-patient-a-wing-and-a-prayer  http://justdisciple.com under Poems about Prayer https://heavenlywhitedoves.net/funeral_poems.html This site offers poetry appropriate for funeral services. Under "20+ Most Popular Funeral Poems", it lists, in addition to "a Wing and a Prayer, "Mum's the Word", which I wrote inspired by my mother-in-law after her passing.  http://Pray WithMe.com/prayer-poems.html Included on  list of Inspirational Prayer Poems, Saying: "Here we've collected the most beautiful prayer poems" Ordinal Lists Jump to ToolbarThe poem has appeared on quite a few websites in various capacities: Posting/Sharing among the Communities of Poetry and Religion, Placement on Ordinal Lists, Voting Venues,Topic of Blog Discussion, Comfort in Support Groups, and even Education (shared below).  #1 on Elle  list of ten Inspirational Poems http:/www.inspiredbyelle.com/blogs/elle-blog/10-inspirational-poems-for-people-with-cancer  #15 of 20 on List of Life Changing Poems https://selffa.com/life-changing-poems Initially, I was hesitant to present this as noteworthy. After all, bottom 25 perecentile..that is an F, right? However, after seeing some of the other names on the list, I humbly accept this grade (on a curve?), and am so flattered and honored to be on a list with incredible writers such as Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Maya Angelou for "Still I Rise" for goodness sakes! Blogs http://harotianessentials.wordpress.com/2018/02/28/a-wing-and-a-prayer/   Support Breast Friends Support Group https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=462999413809129&id=462784807163923 Education discussed on the online knowledge sharing community Brainly https://brainly.in/question/13389409 used in online tutorial at https://doubtnut.com/questions-answers/a-wing-and-a-prayer-poem-by-michelle-butler-260684              

ABOUT: Hello and Welcome to About the Poet-Michelle Butler Thank you for visiting my poetry site. If you don't know me personally, I will share a bit about myself, but I am really the kind of person you have to actually meet to get the full effect as  hyper text transfer protocol and such really cannot do justice!  I am mom of two adult children and grandma (actually "Namaw") of one beautiful little girl. I was twenty plus years married, I have been about twelve years divorced as well as twelve years "domestic partnered" with one of my best friends of forty years.  I was born in Queens, New York but have lived in Southern California since age three or so. I have enjoyed creative writing since grade school and dabbled in various types throughout my life. I stumbled upon poetry in, I believe, my early thirties simply by way of trying to express my feelings at some particular times or events occurring in my life. In the last decade I have been fortunate to have some work published, and as a result been read by many different people in many places. I am so grateful and blessed to have had a positive and supportive reception and encourage you to visit my NEWS section where I have shared many highlights. I hope you have a chance to read one or more poems on my site and invite you to leave any questions, comments, or feedback you may have. Hope you have a Happy and Blessed Day :) -Shell

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