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#128731 - 10/07/06 10:30 AM Just Listen!
reality2k4 Offline
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Registered: 07/06/04
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I found this letter sent to a rural newspaper.


PLEASE LISTEN from Jayne

When I ask you to listen me and you start giving advice, you have not done what I ask.

When I ask you to listen to me and you begin to tell me why I should'nt feel that way, You are trampling on my feelings.

When I ask you to listen to me and you feel you ave to do something to solve My problem, you have failed me, strange as that may seem.

Listen! All that I asked was that you listen. Not talk or do – just to hear me.

BEAT BULLYING from Jayne

I am the person who walked home alone, I am the person who sat on my own.

I am the person who dreaded school days, I am the person who didn't play.

I am the person who had no friends, I am the person you said had no trend.

I am the person you pushed around, I am the person who didn't make a sound.

I am the person who got the blame, I am the person who you called lame.

I am the person you made cry, I am the person who wanted to die.

Anon. Aged 9.

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#128732 - 10/07/06 10:41 AM Re: Just Listen!
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Ste,

That's so important. Personally speaking, I think people too often think that someone is telling them their problems with the idea a solution is being requested. Quite often we don't want or need that; we just want to unburden ourselves and know that others care about us.

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
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#128733 - 10/09/06 11:27 AM Re: Just Listen!
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Registered: 10/01/06
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Loc: Ohio
I so agree with that! This post hit close to home for me. I know what it feels like to be that 9 yr old. I could of written everyone of those words myself a 1,000 times over if only I had had the ability to even speak about such things then.

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The most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child's spirit.-Erik H. Erikson

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#128734 - 10/09/06 12:05 PM Re: Just Listen!
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Registered: 05/02/05
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Loc: Carlisle, PA
Josh,

Quote:
... if only I had had the ability to even speak about such things then.
True, but rather than dwelling on what wasn't possible then, how about looking at what IS possible now? You do have the ability to talk about things now, as you are doing here. You will also discover that you can speak out in the "real world" too, even if you aren't ready actually to do that yet.

Your powers are practically boundless Josh. All you have to do is claim them, direct them and use them. I know, very Jedi. But hey, maybe George Lucas was onto something. ;\)

Much love,
Larry

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Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)

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#128735 - 10/09/06 08:36 PM Re: Just Listen!
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I pulled this from a paper in exeter, and the paper contacted every school to try find out who she was, but she could have been any one of the thousands crying every night.

They said she must have had help writing it from an adult, but no, I believe she wrote it alone.

Nobody can listen, because nobody knows how to, we can and do, but only because we know only too well how harsh the world can be when nobody can listen,

ste

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