Here is a poem for everyone who is too scared to speak to their mind.
I need you to talk to me.
I promise to listen,
You just have to tell me what it is you fear.
Mum, my love for you is unbounded.
My love for you all is unbounded,
But I don’t feel like I can show it all the time.
I need a safe space to truly be myself.
(Maybe we need boundaries?)
To truly be by myself.
(Can I still be free?)
Thank you to everyone who has ever taught me a lesson.
I learn from you all.
Thank you Dad for still guiding me.
For all you taught me and how the lessons have now clicked into place.
I am listening to you,
It is a revelation.
Life, death, dread, we all leave a mark on the world.
Isolation can kill.
It hurts, it really, really hurts,
So find the voices that can lead you like a lighthouse through the dark.
There is something to be learned from everyone. From everything.
Find those who speak from love and compassion and spread the message.
If you leave a trail for other people to find they will follow.
Where you lead, I will follow,
In my own way,
In my own time,
In my own space,
In my own words.
I am listening for you,
Looking out not for the calls to arms,
But for the cries for help.
Teach me to speak your language and I will be able to speak for you.
Social Justice Lover (SJL)
Written during my first stay in hospital.