Sunday, November 4, 2007

Little Boy in White

I was blessed with healthy children. My third son, John D. did break his leg when falling from his bike. While waiting for the doctor to set his leg I saw other children
with more serious illnesses and I jotted down this prayer.

Let me see
Blue jeans and the sight
Of active boys -- not
A little boy in white.

Let me see
The green of out-of-doors,
Trees and grass -- not
White corridors.

Let me see
The grey of dirt and fun,
Not great white lights
to replace the sun.

Let me see
You pink in running flight
Back to health --
Not a little boy in white.


(C)1971 by Margaret C. Arvanitis
Please give credit if you pass this on.

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