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COATS ON A RACK

So many people suffering
They want to live
They want to give
They want to be present
They want to be free
Yet, many treat them like coats on a rack.

People hurting each day
People passing away
A lifelong search
To feel safe
To be heard
To be validated
To be loved
To live
To be ourselves
To tell our story
Why? Coats on a rack have needs?

We have a right to be angry
We have a right to tell our story
We want to feel safe
We are not less
We are not damaged
We remind ourselves we are safe
We tell those triggers we are safe
We tell ourselves we are safe
What? Coats on a rack have feelings?

We will tell our story.
We will write about it.
We will sing about it.
We will draw about it.
We will tattoo about it.
We will paint about it.
We will hair dye about it.
We will not be silent.
How? Coats on a rack can speak?

Hear our words …

We will not be silenced through medication.
We will not be silenced through threats.
We will not be silenced through finances.
We will not be silenced through courts.
We will not be silenced through families.
We will not be silenced through friends.
We will not be silenced through therapists.
We will not be silenced through doctors.
We will not be silenced through church.
We will not be silenced through military.
We will not be silenced through police.
We will not be silenced through media.
We will not be silenced through teachers.
We will not be silenced through professors.
We will not be silenced through employers.
We will not be silenced through government.
We will not be silenced through coworkers.
We will not be silenced.
Wait: We are seeing the coats on the rack.

We will be kind to our bodies while healing
We will be polite to others while healing
We will not stuff our feelings down with food
We will not eat our emotions
We will not numb our feelings with drugs
Look: the coats are moving off the rack.

You are not damaged.
You are not a disorder.
There is no shame to you.
The shame belongs to them.
I hear you.
I stand with you.

No longer coats on a rack

~ Peaceful Hearts Rise

4 responses to “COATS ON A RACK”

  1. Bravo! Another awesome poem! ❤

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    1. Thank you ✨🤍🦋

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  2. Reblogged this on Therapy Bits and commented:
    Couldn’t have said it better!
    We will not be silenced!
    We will speak up and speak out!
    ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you so much! I know there are so many of us suffering and we need to be heard! Believe in you and appreciate you and I see you! 🤍✨🦋

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