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  • May 12th, 2006 | 11:10 AM
Poetry Friday - MTLB update

In honor of poetry Friday, my update for the new book project MTLB.






Searching for the boy
I find him
not running
not hiding
but standing
up
for someone who is
not him
for someone who is
like him
for someone who
doesn't know
how
to stand up for himself.

Not recognizing
their very sameness
he fights
for what
he
doesn't want
to be.
accomplished
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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idaho_laurie
May 12th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
I want to read this book!

Laurie
susanwrites
May 12th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I want to finish writing it so you CAN read it. :-)
idaho_laurie
May 12th, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC)
Good! We're in agreement.
kellyrfineman
May 12th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)
Ooh, nice. I just did my own Poetry Friday post. Who knew it would catch on as a movement?
susanwrites
May 12th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
It's everywhere
Did you see Jen Robinson's Poetry Friday post?
http://jkrbooks.typepad.com/blog/2006/05/poetry_friday_o.html
kellyrfineman
May 12th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: It's everywhere
Evidently, it IS everywhere. And here I thought I was being original. Still, poetry is a good thing.
lisa_schroeder
May 12th, 2006 07:03 pm (UTC)
oooh, nice!
susanwrites
May 12th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Weird how when the comments are mailed to me it loses the formatting. Oh well. As long as it looks right on the screen when it's read the first time.
norda
May 12th, 2006 07:13 pm (UTC)
It looks fine on-screen... no worries.
sarazarr
May 12th, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
Oh my hell, that's the book flap right there! How could anyone NOT want to know more??
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WHO AM I?



Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






Susan Taylor Brown

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