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From the Darkness within

June 2, 2009
By Arbys GOLD, Dobbs Ferry, New York
Arbys GOLD, Dobbs Ferry, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."Edgar Allan Poe
"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. ~Colin Powell" ~ Colin Powell
"Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom
"A poem is never finished, only abandoned."-Paul Valery

In the darkness and in the light
You always somehow remain bright.
Embracing the true colors of the world,
Even if they maybe ugly in appearance,
The beauty is within the ugliness alone.
Ignoring the biases and stereotypes of what things may bring.
Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual are people as well,
Not to be thrown out of society
And treated like an old, ragged doll.
The view of others beneath them, is very twisted
And unkind alike.
Being taken away, because you were a bit different
Why kill?
There shall be vengeance, by remembering your life…
Through the celebration, and joyous memories that your life has brought to us all.
Teaching us and inspiring others to never live in fear.
You are truly a beautiful and unique individual,
Not fearful in being who you are,
Not everyone can learn this in 4th grade.
Your cries alone are enough,
As the news brings its tragic death,
Someone truly unique has been taken away.
Only in the darkness, we can see the light,
In this terrible invisible barrier, the darkness is dim,
And all of life and light continues to shine on.

The author's comments:
This piece was used in a Vigil for Lawrence's death on February 12th, 2008; he was only 15.

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