Ryan White Poem by Michael Jackson

Ryan White

Rating: 5.0

Ryan White, symbol of justice
Or child of innocence, messenger of love
Where are you now, where have you gone?

Ryan White, I miss your sunny days
We carelessly frolicked in extended plays

I miss you, Ryan White
I miss your smile, innocent and bright
I miss your glory, I miss your light

Ryan White, symbol of contradiction
Child of Irony, or child of fiction?

I think of your shattered life
Of your struggle, of your strife

While ladies dance in the moonlit night
Champage parties on charted cruises
I see your wasted form, your ghostly sight
I feel your festering wounds, your battered bruises

Ryan White, symbol of agony and pain
Of ignorant fear gone insane
In a hysterical society
With free-floating anxiety
And feigned piety

I miss you, Ryan White
You showed us how to stand and fight
In the rain you were the cloudburst joy
The sparkle of hope in every girl and boy

In the depths of your anguished sorrow
Was the dream of another tomorrow

Ben Thompson 22 August 2016

I felt somewhat emotional reading this, knowing the story of Ryan White!

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Chinedu Dike 07 July 2016

Beautiful poem well brought forth in lovely rhyme scheme with conviction. Insightful piece of poetry nicely articulated in poetic diction. I doff my hat for The King ?? Of Pop Music for his contributions to the world of poetry. May his gentle soul continue to rest in the bosom of the Lord

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