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Poetry of healing

Poetry, and other forms of art, can help heal. The young people that we work with create some beautiful things to help express themselves and process their experiences.

We work with young people for a variety of reasons. One of them is to help identify the impact of their experiences, which may have been traumatic, on their day-to-day lives.

An important part of dealing with trauma, is separating one’s own beliefs from that of the person who caused you harm.

During our support, we help young people grow in confidence and take positive steps to believe in themselves. In particular, in their ability to make independent choices and to pursue the things they enjoy; which may have been invalidated by their abusive situation.

In this case, the young person we work with is encouraged to explore their love of poetry. And what we have here shows just how talented they are. Thank you so much for sharing.

One smack, it’s beaten into a wall.

This has never happened before.

For the hammer it has beaten many nails into the wall.

It just forgets it all.

The nails stuck now it will never forget.

The hammer repeats, like a circuit.

Until the nail bleeds, why must you do this?

That question goes both ways.

Nail- ‘why must you beat me in to the wall?

Did I mean anything to you at all?’

Hammer- ‘why do you bleed, are you that small?

I need to put you in your place, so I can even love you at all.’

It was only when they said this the nail realised they never cared but I am not small at all.

I have a big heart that’s what matters.

It will not shatter.

I won’t let that happen.

For I am bigger, bigger then you will ever be.

And you, you will never take that part of me.

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