Comments on: God Saw You Getting Tired http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/ I took the road less traveled by Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:47:38 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: Kathleen Coelho http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-72756 Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:47:38 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-72756 Correction to my comment…My Mom wrote this poem in 1939 at the passing of her mother, Frances Medeiros. She took a copy of the poem out again at the first anniversary passing of my father (who died in 1986), in April of 1987, and had it published in the New Bedford Standard Times (New Bedford, Mass.). In 2011, after seeing her poem all over the Internet, I contacted the Library of Congress to get the copyright and was told there were a lot of people claiming authorship to this poem. When I mentioned that Mom had mailed it to herself when she originally wrote it in 1939 (Poor Man’s Copyright), it was sent over to Washington D.C. (unopened) and then she was, in fact, awarded the copyright to this poem as the proven author. She only added my name because of the few changes we made on it together. That’s the true story; I didn’t explain it correctly the first time; I do apologize for any confusion. Thank you. Kathie

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By: Tiny http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-11265 Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:48:19 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-11265 i culd cry right now just by reading this poem its very true I think God does choose the great ones even if it hurts others but at least we were touched by that person in a way that it effected our lives masivly

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By: Kris http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-10660 Wed, 05 Oct 2011 18:34:53 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-10660 This poem is so beautiful. We used this poem at my grandfathers funeral. The first time I heard it, I fell in love with each. After the reading of the poem at the funeral, there was not a dry eye in the place. God Bless to all those who have lost loved ones.

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By: Chris http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-9306 Tue, 23 Aug 2011 00:56:32 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-9306 A lovely poem no matter who the author is, which seems to be debatable. It does appear that a copyright for this poem was registered by Frances M Coelho and Kathleen F Coelho in April OF THIS YEAR (2011). But given that it appears that Kathleen is running around the web calling all sort of people liars and thieves (this is the third or fourth I’ve seen while doing my own investigation of this poem), I think it should be noted that it has already been pointed out in a different discussion on this same topic (in which Kathleen was also involved, making the same claims and accusations as she is here) that this poem (or a slightly different version of it) was published in the Schenectady Gazette in 1974. So the fact that Ms Coelho was able to register a copyright in 2011 for a poem whose author was previously unknown (and apparently unregistered) doesn’t prove authorship. As it appears to me, based on the post in the Gazette (made 12 years before the poem was supposedly authored by Ms Coelho – by her own admission), that Ms Coelho must have done a little “borrowing” of her own. And, as a writer, I intend to have the Library of Congress investigate Ms Coelho’s copyright registration. Perhaps they will be able to get to the bottom of the matter. (Ref: http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=_mItAAAAIBAJ&sjid=2ogFAAAAIBAJ&pg=7022,1259114&dq=god-saw-you-getting-tired&hl=en THIRD COLUMN, TOWARD BOTTOM OF PAGE). May God Bless and comfort all who are grieving the loss of a loved one!

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By: kathleen http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-7405 Tue, 26 Apr 2011 13:47:45 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-7405 Matthew: I am not stating that you are claiming this poem. Apologies if that is what you thought. This is directed to shayla.

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By: Kathleen http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-7337 Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:04:55 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-7337 Ivonne Bobolinski is not the author. Shayna Struve has been misinformed. I am not accusing the owner of this web site as stealing this poem. These are the facts: copyright.gov web site, click on search, type in the title – all info is right there, including first date of publication and where it was published back in 1987, registration number, etc. Thank you. Kathleen Coelho

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By: Matthew Henrickson http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-6020 Mon, 14 Feb 2011 20:49:31 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-6020 Again I am not claiming it to be my work as stated several times.

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By: Kathleen Coelho http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-5697 Fri, 21 Jan 2011 23:28:38 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-5697 Hi, This poem is in fact copyrighted and was written by my mom in 1986 for my father when he passed on. We have the paperwork from the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. as proof to anyone else who states they are the author of this beautiful poem. For those who feel that I am lying, please contact the Library of Congress and look up the information as to who the author is. It’s right there. Mom said this poem can be used, but please, do not claim something that isn’t yours. Thank you.
Kathleen Coelho

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By: Matthew Henrickson http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-5030 Tue, 07 Dec 2010 00:51:19 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-5030 There obviously is some confusion about this poem. I do not claim to be the author or does anyone know for sure who it is. This poem was offered in a book from a mortuary with this poem in it. It’s been listed as “unknown”.

I have searched and many “claim” to be the author but I don’t see any proof of it anywhere.

Again in this post I do not claim to be the author, the poem is a lot older than I am lol.

Sorry for the confusion.

If you’d like to see my personal poems you can go to this category:

http://wordsofapoet.com/category/matthew-henrickson-poetry/

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By: Shayla Struve http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/comment-page-1/#comment-4623 Fri, 08 Oct 2010 19:28:20 +0000 http://wordsofapoet.com/2008/01/10/god-saw-you-getting-tired/#comment-4623 THIS IS A FAKE!!!! Ivonne Bobolinski wrote this and its all reworded and crapppp, u sir are a poem stealer!!!!!

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