Thursday, January 31, 2013
Man holds little boy hostage in a an Alabama Bunker
Little boys belong in trees
with dirty hands and scuffy knees
little boys belong by ponds
with turtles and frogs and magic wands
they belong on bikes and wagons too
and dusty patches of dirt and goo
they belong in trucks and cars that go vroom
and any place where they've left room
they belong to spiderman - superman too
( any other caped crusader will do )
They belong to spiders and slimy frogs
to mice and cats and big furry dogs
They belong to rockets and bumper cars
they belong here on earth - reaching for stars
to dragons - that fly and circle and soar
and make believe lions - that grumble and roar
to boy scouts and flashlights and comic books
and home made tents in impossible nooks
They belong to messy bits of string
They belong to the chords that make our hearts sing
They belong to freckles and one missing tooth
and to a world that celebrates youth
To Christopher Robin and Winnie the pooh
to Tigger and Piglet and yes, Eyeore too
They belong in a place that's safe and sound
exploring their world - but always home bound
and unless you've held one tight in your arms
you cannot imagine they're mystical charms
They belong to the world ( you and me )
they belong to the wonderful men they will be
they do not belong in bunkers - please pray for his safe return.
my heart aches again today...............................
it seems we get a little break
and wham it's back again.
( just a small note - because I've been asked who wrote the above - I wrote it this morning with a very heavy heart )
UPDATE - OH BE STILL MY HEART - THE LITTLE BOY HAS BEEN RESCUED.
I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW AFRAID I WAS OF THIS OUTCOME - HOW TERRIBLE I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE - AND. HE. HAS. BEEN. RESCUED.
MY HEART IS SOOOOO HAPPY RIGHT NOW.