Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Classroom


I had a dream the other night...
It seemed so very real...
I sat in a large classroom...
I thought...hey what's the deal?
I'm done with all these text books...
Exams and essays too...
I tried to get up from my desk...
But found...I stuck like glue.
I realized I was here to learn...
Or know,or find, or seek...
And so I opened up my mind...
To hear the teacher speak.
"If you could share your greatest trial"...
she said, with some dismay...
And write it down on just one page...
Tell me...what would you say?
I looked down at the desk before...
I found a single sheet...
Of paper that would hold my life...
Entirely... complete.
And so I picked my pencil up...
And began to compose...
The things I've found...
The things I've lost...
The life I had not chose...
I wrote of all the trials we've faced...
The worries,doubts and tears...
How everyday...it came complete...
With a set of brand new fears...
I wrote about these children...
Who bravely fight each day...
And teach us all so very much...
(And how some can't be with us today)
I wrote of all the times in life...
That I thought my faith had been taken...
But then I remembered another...
Who asked... God...have I been forsaken?
I filled the sheet with uncounted words...
Never realizing emotions within...
Hope and anger...joy and love...
I just didn't know where to begin...
And so my words came to and end..
Each paragraph and line...
I found I could not write..."The End"...
Right now...things are just fine.
And "now" has become adequite...
To see us through each day...
Tomorrow has it's own worries...
We've learned how to live for today...
And my child is a miracle...
With all that he's been through...
I addressed my letter carefully...
I wrote...Dear God, "Thank you".
Hope...it gives you new eyes...
Hope....sees the future as bright....
If you had only one sheet of paper...
Tell me... What would you write?

~Stephanie Husted

4 comments:

Stefenie said...

Another amazing poem Stephanie!!

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The Carter's said...

Love it!

Shannon

Jenny Lincoln said...

Hi Stephanie! I'm so glad you found me! I've seen you poems on other sites (as you could see I have one of them on my page!). Your son also had Dr. Bove as a surgeon? I would love to talk to you about your experiences there with his last two surgeries and how things went. My daughter is coming up on her hemi fontan in about 1-2 months so I'm trying to get myself mentally (emotionally) prepared. Thanks for your great poems~ you really know how to put what we all go through into the perfect words!

Jessica said...

Nice poem.....I think we know what I would write! I have such a hard time writing now it is weird to me! Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!
Heart Hugs, Jessica

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