Warchild (a poem by VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia) created for Simpatico Spring 2017 solo exhibit at Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy.

Lean in. I’m a roadmap.

Do not call me cute.

Do not ask to touch my hair.

Lean in. The truth is here.

Do not question my anger.

Do not ask why I feel I do not belong.

Lean in. Breathe in compassion.

Do not pretend to know.

Do not expect my sympathy.

You are late to the party.

Lean in. My entire life has been a war.

And it is here where I’ve  

Planted seeds of survival

Long before this all

became personal to you.  


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