Rhyme for the Sensitive Child (Poem)

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    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 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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    1. JD Cogmon
      JD Cogmon says:

      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. Lucy
      Lucy says:

      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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