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Johnny Makes Some Friends
by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

Monday, September 16, 2002

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In the last story, I wrote about a little lad,
A little lad who was feeling pretty bad.

He was feeling bad because he had no friends,
And their meanness, he couldn't comprehend.

He couldn't understand why they hated him so;
How they treated him made him full of woe.

They treated him badly because he couldn't walk,
And many times the kids would tease and balk.

They didn't understand why he had a wheelchair,
And how they treated him wasn't very nice or fair.

They called him names like stupid or dumb cripple,
And through the halls, their words would ripple.

He often came home from school in agonized tears,
And this was the worst of the boy's parents' fears.

They tried to comfort him, make him feel better,
And they talked to his teacher, wrote her a letter.

They talked of how the children teased their son,
And they talked of how cruel they had become.

Eventually, as time went on, things got better,
And soon, Johnny was becoming a little go-getter.

He went off to school the next day, feeling happy,
And his attitude soon went from sullen to snappy!

For other children soon saw much in this little boy,
He was becoming a friend they could really enjoy.

He was an inspiration, an enchanting little lad,
And he knew how to bring smiles to the sad.

He made them laugh with his tales of daring,
But few knew just how he was REALLY faring.

For Johnny had a disease that was quite severe,
But despite it, he remained upbeat and sincere.

He was dying, he was growing tired and weak,
But his outlook on life did not seem at all bleak.

He was a cheerful fellow, full of spunk and fun,
And he spent his moments basking in the sun.

Hardly anything got to him; this was easy to see;
Oftentimes he felt so happy and so carefree.

Now, Johnny is a popular and happy little fellow,
And life for him is absolutely calm and mellow!!

Yes, Johnny now has some wonderful friends,
And hopefully happy is how his life will then end!

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Reviewed by Melissa Rives 9/19/2002
Very beautiful and moving...well said!
Reviewed by Jane Flowers (Reader) 9/17/2002
Sad and sweet. I like it. Thanx for the HUGS
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 9/17/2002
I felt this poem.....Thankyou
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 9/17/2002
A very excellent write Karen. Such a touching story indeed!
Reviewed by Sanil nath (Reader) 9/16/2002
Wonderful.... Wish that lovely lad keep always smiling .. Wish wish him all happiness ... love and care ...

Thanks for this wonderful write ...
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/16/2002
God bless you, wonderful work
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 9/16/2002
This poem was so touching. I loved it
Reviewed by Debbie Edmiaston 9/16/2002
Wonderful, Karen, as always! You write the most touching, heartwrenching poetry (and stories)! I always have tears in my eyes when I finish reading...
Great job...
Love and (((Hugs)))
Your friend,
Reviewed by richard poor 9/16/2002
to put "cruelty" and "misunderstandimg" aside is called human kindness...i call this great.
Reviewed by Dorian Petersen Potter 9/16/2002
A most wonderful and sweet poem, Karen (-;
Love and lots of hugs,always, Dorian
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 9/16/2002
Reviewed by Gumby Pokey (Reader) 9/16/2002
This was touching beyond words
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/16/2002 sweet! this is really nice! :) you did a great job!! with this! :) (((HUGS))) and much love, karla. :)
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