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Revival–by Anthony

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It’s about 11:30 at night and Anthony just knocked on my bedroom door to show me a poem he’d written.  This work will make more sense if you’ve read other things about or by Anthony.  See a list of links at the bottom of this page.  Here’s what he handed me…

My memories are broken…

My childhood was being ripped away from me

My father…he acted in anger and in violence

I was a child of broken dreams

I was a child of vulnerability

Knowing nothing of my parents crimes

Then I was saved.  I was revived.  I was fixed.

I have been reborn

I live a new life

I love my new life

I can’t live without my new family

I love my new house

I should, and I will, call it my home.

Other Stories About Anthony

 http://backwoodsmom.com/2012/05/another-mother/

http://backwoodsmom.com/2011/09/youve-come-a-long-way-baby/

http://backwoodsmom.com/2011/05/a-simple-truth/

http://backwoodsmom.com/2011/05/mommy/

http://backwoodsmom.com/2011/04/adoption-pending/

 

 

 
 
18 Responses to "Revival–by Anthony"
  1. For those moments when you wan to rip your hair out in frustration.. He so eloquently hands you the balm to sooth your nerves and your heart.

  2. LYNN Satoren says:

    GOOD JOB MAMA AND PAPA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lisa says:

    That is very telling. Good job, Mom!

  4. That was beautiful. How lucky you are that you found each other.

  5. Karen Loethen says:

    “Home”
    Powerful! 
    Thanks for allowing your mom to share this, Anthony!

  6. Beth Down Under says:

    While the first part is hard, the second part would be so heart warming for you. Precious.

  7. Rivers3Lady says:

    Awesome family.  You are a very kind, loving, understanding Keri!  Great job.

  8. Gertrudew says:

    It makes me teary . How wonderful that he found you and your family became his family.

  9. gramma_bettie_mae_turley says:

    ooohhhhh keri!!! that poem is jest sooo beautifully wonderfull!!! thanks for sharing . . .

    your anthony is one very special young man.

    i’ve all ways believed that everythang anyone experiences, the good and the not so, adds to who they become as an adult. and us adults don’t ever stop becoming more.

    it’s anthony’s experiences that make him sooo wise beyond his years. and now he has you, a real mom, and a real dad and brothers and sisters that make up a whole family of love. and a place to call his home. i jest can’t wait to see “the more” that he becomes in the next 10, 20 and 30 years. such a very special young man . . .

    wow!!! y’all are jest sooo amazing!!!

  10. Chelsie says:

    Wow. I’m having trouble finding words…

  11. Nicklos7877 says:

    Wow, how insightful for a little guy…he knows the word, “vulnerablity”. I am impressed. You are doing such a good job. Clearly you are loved. Maybe he will be a writer one day.

  12. Lin22all says:

    SO well spoken and so wise. What a wonderful young man! Bless you all!

  13. Jbost says:

    So young and sooooo smart!

  14. Rob Wetli says:

    That is an amazing young man. 

  15. Najia says:

    Love, love, love. 🙂 

  16. Amazing young man…in so many ways.

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