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Rhyme For The Sensitive Child (Poem)

As a new school year begins, may all children be free from bullying, and know that they are love and loved~

Rhyme for the Sensitive Child


‘Don’t take things so personal’

You hear them say

But child I know

You don’t see it that way-

For I know that you feel

Deep like the sea

And when you are hurt

You long to be free from this world-

Yet I’m here to tell you

From the wisdom of years

From trying to fit in

And hiding my tears-

That you are so


That the gifts that you bring

Make this world better

And if Mother Earth wrote

She’d write you a letter of love…

For you rise above injustice

You rise above hate

You speak up for fairness

With all you create-

So I know it is painful

To be you at stages

I know you seek meaning

Like words on blank pages

Yet I’m hear to tell you

You’ll find what you seek

And your sensitive soul

Makes you stronger, not weak-

So be brave young friend

And let your light shine

Look in the mirror

And see the Divine within-

For then you’ll begin

To live from the soul

Break open the heart

And mend the hole… story

Beginning, middle, and start

The art of the matter

Away from the chatter

And into deep peace-

So release all your hurt

Send it into the Earth

Let go the old

So the new can give birth

For this is my reason

To leave you this rhyme

To tell you you’re needed

And now is your time~


Jen Reich

Flagstaff, AZ 3-10-13

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

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
This Post Has 9 Comments
  1. Absolutely beautiful and clever. I love the way it gives a voice to those that need support while managing to impart wisdom. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world! <3

  2. Jen, You are beyond amazing. Reading your poetry gives me joy each and everyday. I cannot wait until your next book is published.

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