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May 29, 2006

The following poem was written by Bonnie Howson, from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bonnie has recently been enrolled in Adult Basic Education classes at SIAST-Kelsey, in Saskatoon. She is a single mother of two boys, Billy-Jack and Bruce-Lee. They are her pride and joy. She has overcome many obstacles in her life to be where she is today. She wants to thank all her friends, staff and counsellors for having the patience and understanding when she didn't understand herself.

Cry in the Night

by Bonnie Howson

Street child, if you have to cry,
cry in the night
If they don't see your tears,
they can't see your fears
to silence your screams
to kill your dreams
In truth, I don't know why, street child,
you have to cry,
cry in the night

To be the guardian
of his heart
you must be the lover
of his soul

[This poem was taken with permission, from an anthology of stories, poetry and other works by students of Basic Education 10, SIAST Kelsey Campus, entitled VISIONS 17, page 4.]

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