to begin again

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a poem for this school year's eve:

 

What Doctors Took Seven Years to Discover

He sits cross-legged on the sofa.

In his lap, a library book about Amazing Alphie,

a little computer wired 

differently from all the others. Yelled at.

Laughed at. Saves the day.

A tear slides down my boy's lip,

but his eyes are calm. I'm Alphie, he says.

Relieved this feeling finally has a name.

Angeline Schellenberg, poet                           

 

For those involved with a new school year: Wishing you and yours peace, patience, love, acceptance, and good humour. Look for the glimpses of growth and celebrate the small stuff.