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We Love You (Poem)

On this World Suicide Prevention Day, and every day, may we send our love out to all who are hurting…

 

We Love You

Child, I don’t know

Why you experience such pain

And even though I’m grown up

I have no way to explain-

Yet I can tell you from experience

That life unfolds in stages

And sometimes on our journeys

We just need a few more pages-

So please know you’re supported

Even though you feel alone-

And talk to someone that you trust

Or call them on the phone-

And know no matter how you feel

You are needed on this Earth

To share your gifts and smile

And to see your dreams give birth-

So I write you this love letter

To ask you please to stay

To tell you that we love you

And to send this love your way~

 

Jen Reich

Flagstaff, AZ 8-20-13

Jen Reich

Jennifer (Jen) Reich PhD, MA, RN, NC-BC is a poet, storyteller and nurse.

Jen is a board certified nurse coach and adjunct clinical assistant professor at The University of Arizona College of Nursing.  Jen received her PhD in Nursing from The University of Arizona in 2011.

Jen’s passion is exploring healing through poetry & story. Her dissertation topic explores the role of story in the healing and wellbeing of professional registered nurses. She is published in several journals and book chapters and is the author of three books of poetry. She blogs daily at poetry-not-poverty.blogspot.com.

Jen believes that poetry and the creative arts are transformative tools for healing. She aspires to help others use their creative potential to create positive change at the local and global level.

For more information, please visit Poetry Not Poverty
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