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Post by Mahalia » 22 Feb 2020, 18:32

FOR QUADEN .... Maureen Clifford © The #ScribblyBarkPoet

Have the courage to know you can

You may be small in stature but you're gigantic in heart.
Your story has reached so many - such sad facts it did impart
about bullying from other kids, that's really wrong ... not nice
it has made you feel bad 'bout yourself and that's too high a price.
Stay strong mate - you are special - there is nothing you can't do -
those people who are nasty cannot hold a torch to you.
People have rallied round you - feel the love because it's there,
and it's something that those bullies will never get to share.

You'll lead the NRL team out - a true warrior tribe
as Cody Walker walks with you - a beaut bloke at your side.
Latrell Mitchell has got your back and offers his support
How wonderful for you to be a role model of sorts.
Those kids who've made your life a hell will see haters don't win.
Young blokes like you do. You are strong. You can do anything.
So don't give up, and don't give in, you're stronger than you know
and always heed your Mum's advice - she'll guide you as your grow.

And one day when you're older and the whole world is your stage
you'll look back on these trying times - and doubtless you will rage
at the cruelty of others, and for them there's no excuse
but your hardship has helped others - pinpointed the cruel abuse
that abounds in our society. Yes we can make it change
but all have to stand together when a world we rearrange.
I've no doubt Quaden you'll make a difference, though you be not tall,
you are strong and you're lionhearted and a winner overall.

The Scribbly Bark Poet
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Post by Dreamweaver » 22 Feb 2020, 21:40

Quaden's story here. ... years-old/
Why do people do such things? :angry-devil:
I dream, therefore I am.

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Post by Teddy » 23 Feb 2020, 09:11

What a wonderful poem Mahalia,I hope you have sent a copy to his mum!

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