Lawn Boy – Greener Grass

Lawn Boy – Greener Grass
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They say that if a house is on fire and a woman has to choose between her child and another her husband, her lover she will choose the child. What if I told you I would choose differently? What do you think of me now? What if I told you that I am the mother of the neighbor lawn boy who was a terrorist? I love my son that I nearly died giving birth to, but hate the people who kidnapped my son’s mind. And what about the fertilizer I found in his closet and their God who promised him greener grasses. So, I will burn in hell. Imagine, at 3 a.m., I awoke my husband and told him to leave our home. Leave the house now. Theres a bomb, I whispered, shaking him with an urgency he had never seen. I practically pushed him out the door. I had to be quicktoo quick for him to think, to question. Carry our daughter. Don’t ask questions, just meet me at the end of the street, I said, like they were my last words.
As I heard the heavy thud of the front door close, I walked to my son’s room, locked the door, and crawled in his bed. Then I lit a match.

LaVonne Roberts

About LaVonne Roberts

LaVonne Roberts is a social entrepreneur best known for her role in the formation of XOOM, where she was a founding shareholder. After participating in multiple public and private financing totaling almost $400M pre IPO, XOOM merged with GE’s NBC Internet assets, resulting in the formation of NBC Internet, the first global integrated media company. After many lives, Ms. Roberts decided to find her voice in a lifelong passion – writing. An orphan herself, she is most passionate about being a mom, pursuing anMFA in Creative Writing, and helping orphans who have aged out of foster care find their voices through higher education.

LaVonne Roberts is a social entrepreneur best known for her role in the formation of XOOM, where she was a founding shareholder. After participating in multiple public and private financing totaling almost $400M pre IPO, XOOM merged with GE’s NBC Internet assets, resulting in the formation of NBC Internet, the first global integrated media company. After many lives, Ms. Roberts decided to find her voice in a lifelong passion – writing. An orphan herself, she is most passionate about being a mom, pursuing anMFA in Creative Writing, and helping orphans who have aged out of foster care find their voices through higher education.

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