Going Unseen

Going Unseen

This week has been tough as an educator. It doesn’t matter if you teach public or private school, it’s been a tough start to 2018 for schools across the nation. Personally, after Wednesday’s school shooting, as I left school for the next day knowing I wouldn’t see my students until Tuesday I cried. All I wanted to say to them was be safe over the weekend, and that I do care for your safety and well being. Instead this is what came out on paper as I processed what I truly wanted to say to my students:

 

Going Unseen

I see you

Standing there, downcast, low

I hear you

Silent screams shout for help

 

I see you

Withdrawing, gently closing doors

I hear you

Desperation for change

 

I see you

Creating a wall, silently

I hear you

Weighted unspoken words

 

I see you

Quietly screaming - Notice me

I hear you

Acknowledgement pleading behind your eyes

 

I see you

Tear stained cheeks, puffy eyes

I hear you

Sadness, dark as the absence of sound

 

I see you

Wondering about existence

I hear you

Questions about life, meaning

 

I see you

Contemplating further effort

I hear you

Defeat consuming your hope

 

I see you

Struggling to find purpose

I hear you

Disillusioned doubt

 

I see you

I hear you

Be safe apples, 

L. Bohlinger



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