Linda Winchell

Rookie - 9 Points (still working on it! / Chicago Illinois)

' An Old Beatle's Song'


I heard an old Beatle's song played
while at a dinner function last night.
The speaker that played it for us
was using it to illustrate her fight.

She had overcome nose cancer
and then some other tumors throughout.
I could understand why she was there to speak
it was easy for all to figure out.

The song that played by the Beatles'
was, 'Help I Need Somebody! '
It was popular back in my day.
But the message that it brought to all this night
was in the words that this song displayed.

It talked about younger years
and being so self secure.
Never thought they needed anybody
to help in anyway, for sure.

It showed how vulnerable we really are
how small in the larger scheme of things.
And then when down in the pits of despair
we realize just what life without God can bring.

We reach out to God for His mercy
'Please Lord Help Me If You Can! '
Just like the words in that Beatle's song
sung so long ago by a strange looking Beatle's band.

Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Edited: Monday, January 19, 2009

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  • Rookie - 9 Points Barbara Terry (11/14/2009 8:49:00 AM)

    When I prayed to the Lord and said Help! I need somebody, He answered me in accepting and loving friends that I have been blessed to have both on this site and a few others. Another Beatles song that goes hand in hand with this one is With A Little Help From My Friends. And yes sis, we need the help of others and a little help from our friends too. You certainly have put the song into perspective and gave it meaning. A 10+++++ and thank you for sharing.

    Love & hugs,
    your sister in Christ our Lord,

    Barbara (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Laurie Hill (6/28/2009 11:19:00 AM)

    Loved the song and loved your poem Linda....how you picked out the lyrics, so relevant...........excellent (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Kimber Harrison (1/20/2009 6:42:00 PM)

    The Beatles are one of my all time favorite bands and I love how you gave one of my favorite songs by them (only riveled by 'Hey Jude') so much more meaning. That song says so much more now than I gave it credit.: j (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Tia Maria (1/19/2009 6:26:00 AM)

    hmmm - could do with a helping hand - my back is killing me! lol :) Brilliant poem my friend, here's to you & to the lady who so creatively brought her message across - 10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Greenwolfe 1962 (1/18/2009 6:50:00 PM)

    That song was their best, I believe. Certainly, my favorite. I'm not sure you needed the word British in the last line. Good poem!

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sandra Fowler (11/24/2008 3:47:00 PM)

    Very touching. An old song that continues to give solace
    to a listener in need of the same. Lovely write.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points James Roberts (11/20/2008 9:22:00 AM)

    Very good < I never really liked the beatles when I was young(too tame) I think after reading your poem I'll revisit them

    lol
    Sir James xx (Report) Reply

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