Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.

Fred Rogers

lonely child
all alone
birds fly
scattered brain
joy eludes
tears remain
hands tied
behind back
circle over
counter attack

6 thoughts on “Lonely

    1. Lots to say… parenting has changed. Society is moving fast and parents are not prepared to meet challenges posed by technology. My daughter is a case in point. She had boys texting her overly sexual idioms, which i had to look up, and was aghast. Then, when she fought back, they told her to just do it! meaning kill herself. Friends? Not likely. People who have less parenting than my child. The parents are MIA!! Police in our schools now take the place of parents.

      Is this how we want people communicating? Yes and no. Its the messages we send that matter. What depravity to see my daughter, or others, as the next score. She has feelings and were they mature enough to express compassion… something great may have erupted.

      So much attention is given kids and selfies… they want to fit in and the phone substitutes as connection. Dangerous. So much is missing from these texts. Listening. Really listening to the murmur of a heart, silenced by a visual world.

      A few thoughts 💭💙🕊J

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