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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.
Written on April 16, 2006
Submitted by PaulParker on August 22, 2021
Modified on March 05, 2023
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|Scheme||A B X B X X X A XX X X X X X BX|
|Closest metre||Iambic hexameter|
|Stanza Lengths||1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2|
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