Poetry. Literature. Conversation. Life.
i know you now though you didn't know me.for 5 daysworrying for you like any mother would,googling your sweet smile dailyhoping to see news of your return to your motherso i could smile on my childrenfeeling grateful you were back with your own.laterwishing i could have been in that creekperhaps swimming below to will you to the surfacefor the return of another dayanother crooked smile.instead i gaze on my ownthinking no one should die like a dogexcept perhapsthe one who caused this painin all the mothersof all the others.
Thanks for writing about Katie. You speak for all mothers - whether our children are young or older.Sheila
I can't get this little girl out of my head. I have a 10 year old girl myself and nothing has affected me so deeply as this unnecessary tragedy. For the last week I have been thinking of little else. I need to somehow come to terms. Thanks for the poem. It expressed so many emotions.
thank you so much from our family.you may write to the parents of katie,i know they would appreciate knowing you still think about katie and pray for them.john and angie neace, 313 w.main st. crothersville,indiana 47229. thank you again.
i did write to katie's parents, and sent a bit of money. though i am a single mother of four, i felt their project was worthy enough to share funds with them.i suggested they create an orphanage-home out of the apartment complex for children who are victims of meth or other abuse. it could be called 'katie's kids'. i also offered to write their grants for free (www.mgbproposalsplus.com). no word yet. I realize it's a BIG undertaking, but it can be done.then katie's tragedy could resonate in positive ways throughout the lives of many.i'm on board, and willing to do what it takes.i'm tired of reading about victimized children.
(September 2007)Update: The man convicted of Katie's murder is in the news this week. If you're visiting to learn more about Katie & her legacy, I recommend you visit the link below about Katie's Playground. The town of Crothersville along with many other volunteers made this possible in Katie's memory. http://www.crothersville.net/playground/index.htmI originally posted Katie's Amber Alert because I spent part of my childhood in Crothersville. We walked everywhere & rode our bikes to the Dairy Stand for ice-cream with sprinkles. Danger back then was someone driving too fast on a gravel road. The playground was an obstacle course that we ran for field days and the occasional prize ribbon. I have not visited in years.
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