Wednesday, April 16, 2008

For Why?

He goes
from boy
to patient
in a
BLIP
of a second.

Rides past
on his bike

Arms outstretched.

Feeling the wind

Helmet on head.

But what's been protecting
keeping the mass
from
growing
inside?

I imagine

This boy.

His laughter.

His charm.

Wooing staff.

As they take his blond locks.

His smooth head.

As he champions
for the fight
of his life.

One
I know
he will
surely
win.

Because
He
Is
Michael.

27 comments:

Paulita said...

Steph, Is your little boy sick? I haven't visited your blog for awhile and now I'm really worried about you and him. Let us know over at Fiction That Sells.

Feener said...

wondeirng the same thing ?

Manic Mom said...

Not my son; very close friend of Ajers and neighbor had a brain tumor removed yesterday that they discovered on Saturday. Been a rough rollercoaster of a week. They got it all, but it's probably malignant, unless God gives us the five percent benign blessing!!!

Kate said...

Praying for the 5%.

Manic Mom said...

Thank you Kate. We sooo want the five percent!

Mabunny said...

OMG, iwill keep himin my prayers.. and pray for that 5%.

Thanks for the contest entry it was.. interesting, lmao

Anonymous said...

This is my fist visit to your page and i am stuned to read the poem you have posted. My son is Ty-Michael .. he is a cancer survivor a soft tissue cancer that was found when he was five.. when i read your words it was as if you knew my little man. who is now a teenager!

I would love to copy if i can .
please message me back
Audra

grlwndr68@hotmail.com or www.caringbridge.org/fl/tymichaelschmidt

Kim Stagliano said...

Steph, do you know about Caring Bridge? It's a sharing site for people with medical issues - allows the family to share news in one fell swoop - and people can respond with thoughts and prayers.

God love the little guy.

KIM

Manic Mom said...

Kim, thank you--they are on Care pages and it has been very helpful to get immediate info and send messages!
We just returned from a beautiful and uplifting prayer service with about 100 people from our community.

Sue said...

Praying for little Michael. Can you release the code to get on his care pages? Hopefully he will be in the 5% and he won't need carepages! Kind of ironic that you just met Mimi this weekend.....

Manic Mom said...

Hi Sue, thanks for the kind thoughts for Michael. I don't feel comfortable about sharing the care page. They are a very, very private family, but if everyone can just keep him in his prayers, I believe it will go a long way, and I will definitely share what I am POSITIVE will be good news when I hear it!

THANK YOU!!!!

Lisa said...

We will be praying for Michael & his family.

Michelle said...

Yuck yuck yuck! Reading that gave me the chills. Prayers are definitely with Michael and his family. Be a 5% boy!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

PRAYING HARD FOR MICHAEL!!
Let's all focus on the FIVES!!!

God be with them!

BTW, what you wrote was amazing!

Barb said...

Wow ~ what you wrote was amazing! I will absolutely keep Michael and his family in my prayers.

Patty said...

It's everywhere. Six months ago I was basically untouched by cancer. I found Mimi thru Dawn. Then John Eric thru Mimi (his grandparents Bud and Geema live in my area and I saw the fundraiser posters and recognized the name as a Julian follower.) I ran into an old friend of mine right before Easter and her husband is preparing for hospice. Plus, several other blogs have recently posted about friends/relatives.

I NEED SOME 5% LOVE!

That reminds me...time to go to and make my Relay for Life donation.

Colorado Writer said...

Beautiful poem.
Thinking 5 today.

Manic Mom said...

I love that. Everyone, think Five!!!

Thanks!

Bina said...

Beautiful poem!

I'm so sorry for the little guy.

Praying for the 5%!

kim said...

exceptional poem.

praying five.

Deppe's Eh? said...

I came across your blog one day and pop in every so often to see what is happening. I lost a nephew at 2 1/2 years old from a neuroblastoma (cancer) and your poem captured that stunning first few moments of grief and shock. Thank you for your beautiful words!

Lara

Sandra in ABQ* said...

love your poem.
praying for 5% in abq.

Anne said...

What a beautiful poem. Hoping for the five.

DeeMarie said...

I, too, am praying for the FIVE!! There are so many miraculous stories, I pray Michael will be added to that list.

Frannie Farmer said...

Praying for that 5%. My heart is aching for you all.
Blessings,
FF

Amanda said...

Kind of gives a whole new meaning to the phrase High Five.

Sending happy vibes

lilypotter said...

We're praying for the little guy.