I wish to be seen, to be noticed
I wish to be acknowledged
As a person
who has wishes and fears
worries and needs
Good ideas and a vulnerable heart.

I don’t want to be audience
stuck in front of other people’s stage
Live other people’s lives
I don’t want to be used
And pass off used wishes as my own
I am a person.

I want to be hugged,
smiled at
accepted as I am
I don’t need to be broken.
No child needs to be broken.
Children must not be broken,
Otherwise they are kaput.
I am completely okay
Just the way I am.