Conveyor Belt

The Silent Boy

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The Silent Boy

The Silent Boy was written by Lois Lowry and was published in 2003. Categorized as both a young adult novel and historical fiction, The Silent Boy is set in a 20th-century farm community. The story was inspired by a pile of photos that Lowry found and which are interspersed throughout the narrative. The story is told by Katy Thatcher, the young daughter of a small-town physician whose heart is softened by a local boy with a mental condition disabling him from speaking. In 2008, Greg Gunning adapted Lois Lowry's novel into a play The Silent Boy. The play was produced by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre, and in September 2008 through May 2009, toured the U.S. The original cast included David Beck as Jacob, Kristen Johnson as Katy, Andrew Dawson as Dr. Thatche… more »


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Moving into darkness 
The city lights 
Fading to black 
I lay upon the rubber 
Of the belt 
Transporting me 
To the unknown 

I see the stars, billions of natural cosmic pinpricks, free from the barrier of light pollution 

Green shoots 
Of grass 
Are growing thicker 
Passing on either side 
I hear the wind rustle 
Making them dance 
In scattered time 

Glowing violet and white Triteleia mirror the bright specks from above
Enshrining my exiled sojourn as it nears its end 

Then I'm tossed to the ground

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