ACEs

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19335
United States
40° 1' 15.7044" N, 75° 43' 31.8684" W

ACEs

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Not one, not two, but experiences

On a scale from 1 to 10, rate your

On a scale

Tell me about your childho…

Tell me about

Tell me

Me

 

What has become of me?

Depression, Anxiety, Sleep

Worry, Medication, Sucidal Ideation

 

We get so caught up in the past

Viewing frames of black and white

 

From hazy photographic reflections

Creased and folded

Sun kissed and rain rippled

Stashed in the trash on the corner

Of where memory meets coping meets habit

Meets today, tomorrow, yesterday

And sleepless nights

 

Individually ugly

Individual trauma

 

To somehow okay

 Taped and mended and patched

Flattened into a book like a time line

Like a wring worn quilt

Individually weak

Collectively Indestructible  

 

This is where I found my strength

 

Sun kissed and rain rippled

The strength of introspection

The strength for growth and change

A vehicle for change

I am that vehicle

With all I have

I will help facilitate

Change

So you don't have to

 

Tell me about your childhood

 

Tell me about today

 

ACEs

Acieves Conquers Excells

 

“What is your degree going to be in?”

“Social work!”

“What made you chose that? It’s not like you’re going to make any money.”

“Well, one day I would like to work with individuals who experienced

adverse childhood experiences.”

 

 

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Comments

giuliana.rose

I really liked your phrasing and how you chose to emphasize certain concepts by making a seperate line. Good imagery.

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