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Thursday, September 15, 2005

The eyes of my patient...

After talking with the adolescent girls today, and gaining insight into their lives, I was inspired to write the following reflection. I am not pretending to fully understand the various emotions and experiences of these young ladies; this is just my interpretation of their situation and my way of empathizing with them.
I know by the way you look at me, what you don’t understand is I’m not that crazy.
You tell me you care, that I’m not alone, then you give your advice and send me back home.
I look hard for my age, I act mean and defiant but underneath the façade, my heart’s screams are silent.
You wonder if all your attempts are in vain, and I wonder if you understand the depth my pain.
I want to feel normal and I want to be loved, I want to be free and soar above.

I know by the way you look at me, what you don’t understand is my reality.
I didn’t choose the circumstances in which to be born, I was shaped and configured and now I am torn.
So here I am again, I’ll play your little game, I’ll behave and be quiet, yeah it’s always the same.
I look at your eyes and see pity and doubt and I know that you wonder what my life’s all about.
So now let me tell you, oh I pray that you see, I really do need you, don’t give up on me.


Blogger aunt kim said...

aimee, this is definitely the right profession for you. you have the ability to look at people not only from the outer layers of skin but through their eyes into their hearts. as emotionally challenging as it may seem right now might just be the precursor to what lyes ahead for you. you so amaze me! i am very proud of you!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Joleen's Mom said...

Wow, Aimee! This is so beautiful. You are an amazing woman. You have a gift from God, honey, to see the innermost depths of the human soul. I encourage you to consider this as you specialty. As an adult, I can't tell you the many time I wished someone would understand in the way that you do. I'm sure our own Deana could only pray for someone with your insight and compassion. I love you and am proud to call you "mine". Hugs...

9:12 AM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

oh, that made me cry. you have such a beautiful way of seeing through other people's eyes and empathizing (sp?) with them. that was beautiful. you are beautiful. :) i love you.

9:24 AM  

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