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A BOOK BY L. GREY & VANESSA LYNN, PH.D.

RAVENS

AND

RAINBOWS

A Mother-Daughter Story of Grit, Courage,

and Love After Death

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POEMS BY L. GREY

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August 22, 2011 (age 8)

 

With every day must come a dusk

With every night must come a dawn

For every angel and every devil has their own sort of way.

 

So, when I float up to the sky

Please sing to me

Just the way I sing to you

One note at a time.

 

I’m telling you please listen so

Every angel, every devil, has their own sort of way

 

For every dusk must come a night

And in that night I shall float all the way up into the clouds we look upon

And when I do please do not fight it

Just sing to me the way I sing to you

One note at a time.

Nipula

January 30, 2011 (age 8)

 

It cannot be life

Of the vibrations they come

Over a force they leap and twirl

Many rise, many pray

No, no, God, we're OK.

Leave the creatures of earth at their own level

They will rise to only the vibrations of love

When time ends.

I Write

May 27, 2016 (age 13)

 

I write because it hurts.

I write to soothe the pain.

I do it to become somebody who isn’t me, in a world that isn’t mine.

I write so the way I lived and the things I thought don’t die with me.

I write to express and repress

I do it to shape the future and mend the past.

I write because if I didn’t, I’d be empty.

I write so I can be immortal

I write because a blank page will always understand me.

 

BIO

L Grey - L, who’s at the center of the book, was determined to tell her own story. Precocious, courageous, and inspirational, L was wise beyond her years. She wrote with furious conviction about being misunderstood and seldom believed, being wheelchair-bound and then bedridden, and about dealing with constant, torturous physical pain. Nevertheless, L’s writing shows pure resiliency in its empathy, strength and forgiveness.

"Puberty" Skit at The Second City 
Written & Performed by L

Vanessa Lynn, Ph.D. -  Vanessa never set out to be an author, but L had other plans for her. She is a mother first, and then a consultant. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in organization behavior from the Kellogg School of Management. She is the proud mother of her two beautiful daughters, L and Jaz. She currently lives in the Chicago area with Jaz and their dog, Evie.

 
 

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CONTACT

For any media inquiries or other questions, please contact ravensandrainbows@gmail.com

© 2020 by Vanessa Lynn, Ph.D.