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Do not be afraid
by Lisa Schroeder

I tell you,
do not be afraid.
A glowing moon
is still a moon.

But you say, I don't know that moon.

I tell you,
do not be afraid.
A growing boy
is still a boy.

But you say, I don't know that boy.

You want the moon you know
and you want the boy you know,
for red is not becoming to the moon
and blue is not becoming to the boy.

When the darkness goes,
the moon will fade.
There will be light.

When the darkness goes,
the boy will fade.
A young man will stand.

Do not be afraid.
We always love the moon.
We always love the boy.

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pixiechick_sw
Sep. 19th, 2008 02:40 pm (UTC)
Lisa, I don't know what is going on, but hugs for you! That was a lovely and sad poem. I hope things get alright I'll send some prayers your way.
lisa_schroeder
Sep. 19th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
thank you - prayers are appreciated.
jbknowles
Sep. 19th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
Beautiful
lisa_schroeder
Sep. 20th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks Jo
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lisa_schroeder
Sep. 20th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks girly
lisaalbert
Sep. 19th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, Lisa, this is beautiful, sad and thought provoking! As I read it, I felt you were talking right to me. I glanced over at a photo of my son and really felt this one.

Hope everything is okay!
xo L
lisa_schroeder
Sep. 20th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
It's better today. One day at a time. :) Thanks, Lisa.
jamarattigan
Sep. 19th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Beautiful, Lisa. Hugs to you!!
lisa_schroeder
Sep. 19th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much - hugs appreciated!
poolhallace
Sep. 19th, 2008 07:30 pm (UTC)
As mom to 3 boys, I thought this was incredibly moving. You turned your emotions into something beautiful.
kmarcus
Sep. 20th, 2008 12:21 am (UTC)
Growing up is so hard sometimes. That was beautiful. You're in my thoughts.
lisa_schroeder
Sep. 20th, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
You're right. It's hard! Thanks for the thoughts. :)
kellyrfineman
Sep. 20th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
Wonderful poem, Lisa. It took guts for you to take something sad and make it into a beautiful gift.
lisa_schroeder
Sep. 20th, 2008 04:04 am (UTC)
Thanks Kelly. It was actually very therapeutic writing it. I'm sure you understand.
kimkasch
Sep. 22nd, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)
Blood-red Moon
I think I took that same picture. You can see it on my blog. How funny is that?
lisa_schroeder
Sep. 22nd, 2008 03:10 am (UTC)
Re: Blood-red Moon
Wasn't it amazing? You obviously have a more steady hand than I. :)
kimkasch
Sep. 22nd, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)
Re: Blood-red Moon
The pictures can't capture the beauty that was blazing in the sky.

It's a small world.
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