Love You Forever
When our 10 year old daughter died, our only other child, Logan, came to us with all of his saved money, and wanted to give it to us to help with his sister's funeral. We reassured him that his sister would appreciate his gesture, but we could not accept. He was attempting to honor her in some way, and offered to do so in the only way he could conceive of at that time.
We suggested that if he wanted to write something about his sister to be handed out at the service, that that would be a good way of honoring her, and telling others about her.
What follows is not a prize-winning poem, but the heartfelt thoughts of a 14 year old boy on the life that his sister lead ... of how the people around her shaped her world - both good and bad. In here, he alludes to Meica not being allowed to go to school. This was a reference to segregating persons with disabilities, something that we were being forced into doing by the local school district.
We still don't treat people with disabilities very well. His poem says it all. ...
THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD
Meica was a very special person,
Meica couldn't walk,
Life just isn't fair,
Meica was always so happy,
I wish we could have switched lives for a day,
I wish she could have gone to school,
I guess it was her time,
Meica, I'll love you forever.
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