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These words have magic

Vincent Parker 1948 (South Ozone Park, NY)

Is that your daughter's lot in life. Tonya?

A bullet out of nowhere, that left her in a chair.

Would she...for that matter wouldn't anyone

be overcome with misery and despair!

Nay, not Kai Leigh...She's the world's own little girl

with a smile that melts your heart and eyes which

penetrate ones mind...oh and her hair as she sits

with determination in that chair...with tears, trapped from the

flow...instead her heart spills with the words that glow.
"I forgive you"

From the pain, came magic ...her incantation to resonate

around the globe...smash barriers...inflict healing to inject and

inflict LOVE! Oh my God, my hero you did it!

How can I ever repay you?, as I've heard it countless

times recited in the lords prayer...yet my dear

You are truly the Heir!
for Kai Leigh 2006

About this poem

Some FB friends was talking or writing about forgiveness in a comment and I thought of a poem I wrote for a little girl in a wheelchair. She was hit by a stray bullet in Massacussetts and she was in court where she boldly declared to the perpetrator of the gun that left her paralyzed. "I forgive you." I read about her in People magazine and her name is Kai Leigh and her Mother, Tonya.

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Written on April 16, 2006

Submitted by PaulParker on August 22, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

44 sec read

Quick analysis:

Scheme A B X B X X X A XX X X X X X BX
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,496
Words 144
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2

Vincent Parker

Born in 1948 one of twelve Vincent De Paul Parker aka Paul started writing poetry in high school. Most of his poems are for family events and friendship. Most are also free verse with rhymes and rhythim. more…

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