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Lecomtes
10-29-2013, 02:55 PM
So, I had a rough go of the public education system. At 26, I am trying to recover and learn that I am not confined to the titles bestowed upon me by "them"...
Ogre
Whale
Beast
Fat ***
I'm working hard to create new definitions for myself, of my own creation. I will need to spend much more time convincing myself, tricking my mind into focusing on what beauty I can find, create, cling to. Turning down "their" noise and turning up my music, my original song.

I discovered this poem by Shane Koyczan, which moved me to tears. I just wanted to share it here for those of you that have been hurt and are trying to see yourself in a new light. Love and peace to you...
http://tothisdayproject.com/the_poem.html
(you can play the poem and read at the same time)


seabiscuit
10-29-2013, 03:57 PM
Hi Lecomtes-

Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful poem, it is very touching.

I'm sorry you had such a rough time in school. I had a horrific time in school. I only wish that more could be done to end this bullying.

Thanks again for sharing this.

Take care.

Lecomtes
10-30-2013, 07:02 PM
You're welcome and thank you! We made it! Fortunately I have had a much happier time as an adult. :) I hope that you have too. When I discovered this poem is being studied in some hs lit. classes it certainly gave me hope that with each passing generation improved consciousness will lead to healthier school hallways.


Chronostasis
10-30-2013, 08:05 PM
This was making the rounds on my Facebook amongst my highschool-age friends a while back. Still a lovely poem.

seabiscuit
10-30-2013, 09:26 PM
Lecomtes-

I hope that this poem will reach more people, its message is very important. I also hope that more will be done in schools about bullying, it is a horrible problem in society.

Take care.

Amy