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We See You

I write this after witnessing a man go off on a youth calling the young boy all kinds of things; from ‘you are nothing’ to threatening to harm the youth. This because a piece of the man’s property was damaged. The rage was real. And who knows the whole story of the man as he too was once a youth.  The cycle of violence also real.

To the youth in our families, our communities, our schools, our justice systems, our societies, our countries, our world who are incessantly blamed, cursed, threatened, judged, labelled, given up on, I write:

We see you.

And there is not

evil

or unworthiness

stupidness

or dunceness

bad mindedness

or wickedness;

there is not hauntedness

or nothingness

surging through your blood

your body

your bones

there is just goodness

waiting to be discovered

uncovered

protected

encouraged

supported

loved

seen

heard

affirmed

 

We see you

and we hope

one day

others will

see you too

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