This post and poem is dedicated to all of the hidden gems of the world, the unsung heroes, the longing and passionate hearts, minds, and voices that…

gemsThis post and poem is dedicated to all of the hidden gems of the world, the unsung heroes, the longing and passionate hearts, minds, and voices that sing in a chorus, hoping to be seen, heard, felt, and truly listened to! May you have the courage to continue to live your own authentic truth, no matter the circumstance!

Do You…?

A Victory Poem Song

Do you hear me?

I am speaking to you with my tongue, my heart, my eyes, my soul–my entire being

Do you see me?

Each day, I show up, hoping to be seen–that this day you’ll confirm what I already know

Your ears, a validation of my voice–uniquely raw, exquisite

Your eyes, a validation of my person

Do you hear me?

No?!

Do you see me?

No?!

If you fail to hear me or see me, know that that’s okay

For I am still here!

Triumphant, resolute, majestic, fully present

Ready to show the world what I am made of–

Even if no one really cares

Feeling unheard or invisible, almost like a shadow in the world, is a very human experience that many can relate to. Whether you are a youth who feels invisible at school or at home around your peers, teachers, parents and other family members, or a parent who feels unrecognized at work, know that your words and actions are not in vain. Keep being who you are and knowing your worth. A gem that is hidden is still a gem, is it not? Who you are and what you have to offer the world is very valuable! Keep singing, speaking, and being your wonderful self.

If you are a youth or a parent who is in need of a listening ear and non-judgmental and confidential support, feel free to call the National Runaway Safeline. We’re here to listen; here to help.

Tasha Richardson, blogger for a beautiful patience, introduces a new series “Invest in YOU” for the National Runaway Safeline (check out the intro piece here and part one here). Tasha was a Public Ally for NRS and dreams of changing the world one thought and positive interaction at a time. You can read more of her work on a beautiful patience and on NRS’ blog.

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