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Someday Yes Someday

A therapist told me to write a letter to my inner child. I kept avoiding it because I felt like I didn't know myself. It came out as a poem.

Someday

Little Gracie, the early riser,

Someday, yes, someday

The sun won’t be your only friend.

You’ll still wake up every morning

To open the blinds and sit on the floor.

You’ll still start your morning

Saying hello to the sun and

Taking in the rays of light

for love, warmth, and comfort.

Little Gracie, so confused and scared.

Someday, yes, someday

You’ll try to question everything

But feel as though

You never understand anything.

Yes, someday there will be

even more fear in every waking moment,

But don’t forget your strength and courage

Because you’ll need it again.


Little Gracie, so misunderstood and lonely.

Someday, yes, someday

You won’t have to live this way.

You won’t feel alone in a room

You’d never expect to be in.

You’ll be surrounded by people

Who do understand.

They’ll tell you that you’re not alone.

You’ll truly and honestly believe it

In every ounce of your heart

The fear won’t go away, but

The confusion will start to subside.


Little Gracie, such a fearless fighter.

Someday, yes, someday

You’ll understand that you deserved better.

You’ll know none of it should’ve happened.

You will no longer be locked in

Or locked out ever again.

No, the fear won’t go away but it will change.


Little Gracie, life is worth living.

Someday, yes, someday

You’ll learn you have a voice.

You’ll feel free the more you speak,

And you will be heard without judgement.

You’ll try everything to find yourself,

And push to continue the fight.

It will never be without hardship,

But all the pain will lesson in time,

Ease with compassion,

And subside with empathy.


I know you’ll want to give up.

But someday, yes, someday

You’ll fight to keep that voice.

Never again will you submit

To hurting your soul or

Stolen pieces of your heart.

You’ll understand the value of protecting

Your mind, body and soul because

You’ll need every breadcrumb to strive for

Aspirations you’re knowingly, yet

Unknowingly are fully capable of.

You’ll doubt your abilities

and fear the rejection,

But don’t let the reflection darken

Your hopes and dreams.

Just put one foot in front of the other

And continue to find happiness in your day.


You’ll finally start to fight for your life.

At times, it’ll test your wits and

May seem too difficult, confusing, or lonely,

But you’ll finally know it’s worth living!

So get up and greet the day

Because someday, yes someday, you’ll know

What it feels like to be treated with

Respect, decency, and worthiness.

Comments

Grace Peterson (author) from Southern California on February 21, 2021:

I find something to be grateful for every day, and the first thought that always comes to mind is, "I'm safe and I'm alive." I may not know how to live or what to do most days but at least I'm safe and present enough to experience all the good things in life with the disappointing or damaging things.

schoolgirlforreal on February 19, 2021:

Beautiful words of how trauma can turn many into empathetic people.

It's magical.

I also myself find comfort IN my higher power.

Bless you!!!

I've been through stuff too, and I KNOW things do get better.