April 8, 2010

Ryan White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990)

There are very few words that could fit in here. I believe Michael's come closest. 

Ryan White 
                           by Michael Jackson

Ryan White, symbol of justice 
Or child of innocence, messenger of love 
Where are you now, where have you gone? 

Ryan White, I miss your sunny days 
We carelessly frolicked in extended plays 

I miss you, Ryan White 
I miss your smile, innocent and bright 
I miss your glory, I miss your light 

Ryan White, symbol of contradiction 
Child of Irony, of child of fiction? 

I think of your shattered life 
Of your struggle, of your strife 

While ladies dance in the moonlit night 
Champagne parties on chartered cruises 
I see your wasted form, your ghostly sight 
I feel your festering wounds, your battered bruises 

Ryan White, symbol of agony and pain 
Of ignorant fear gone insane 
In a hysterical society 
With free-floating anxiety 
And feigned piety 

I miss you, Ryan White You showed us how to stand and fight 
In the rain you were a cloudburst of joy 
The sparkle of hope in every girl and boy 

In the depths of your anguished sorrow 
Was the dream of another tomorrow. 

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doublebeee said...

RIP Ryan. You have been sooo brave and inspired Michael so much. I hope your re-union was one of a kind...

We're missing you both!

Cassarah said...

Whom the gods love die young ....goes a saying.
The only comfort for all of your family and friends who loved you so much is: We know you are in a better place - finally in reunion with Michael ...after 20 years.

Victoria Isbell said...

I have noticed that there has been quite awhile since anyone has posted to Ryan's blog. Please take comfort that Ryan has gone to his reward. While we all have our cross to bear, his was bigger, heavier and more painful than others have had. Rest assured Ryan has gone to his reward. As his mother, you still carry your cross. Wait until you go to your reward. It cannot be put into mere words. May the Holy Trinity help you up your hill to Paradise. Ryan says it's worth it. Your friend in Christ, Victoria

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