Do you see me?
Yes, yes I see you. You are a beautiful light!
I feel like I’m invisible, I want to be invisible
I see you. You are worthy of being seen, being heard!
The injury of a frayed, and tattered soul, repaired
by being seen, being heard and loved.
Reminded and mirrored
that the truth of who
you are at your core
has always been there
it just needed acknowledgment
and tender loving care.
Do I have to stay strong? Do I have to stay silent?
Your strength is in speaking your truth!
Will, it ever get better, will the pain stop?
It does get better, the pain changes. It ebbs and flows!
The pain and suffering
eased by a witness who
listens with respect
with belief, sadness, and anger
at the injustice of what had been.
Learning to trust that your
frayed and tattered soul
is safe, and it’s okay to mend.
To cease inserting that second arrow.
Is it okay to ask for help?
Yes, it’s important to ask for help. You’re important!
Will I be okay?
Yes, you will be okay…you Are okay!
With compassion, tenderly nurture
your present and future self.
Connect and attach
begin to feel whole.
Breathe…rest in it as long as you can.
Let yourself be one.
Exhale, knowing that injuries heal
frayed edges become softer, and the light will begin to shine through.
As I drive away, I spend the day thinking, that one of the most important gifts we can give another person is to be their mirror.
To understand that to be a mirror for someone is not just a concept, but that sometimes a person’s reflection is non-existent. That sometimes our own reflections may be non-existent.
It is a true gift to be able to say to another person, “I see you, I hear you, you deserve to be here, you matter!”
Photo by Jovis Aloor on Unsplash
Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph