I wrote this at journaling this week. It represents the unspoken voice of the children I’ve met down here- both the little neighbor kids and my middle schoolers. “Robbie” is one student in particular who is starved for attention!
“Look at me! Pay attention to me. Listen to me as I teach you a game. Listen to me when I say your name.
“Now you’re closer, but I want your eyes on me. If you listen, I’ll tell you what I want to be. I’ll ask you a question and wait for your word. Sometimes I wonder if I’m even heard.
“So I may twist the truth and begin to tell lies, hoping you don’t see past my disguise. I’ll do whatever it takes for you to hear because being alone and neglected is my biggest fear.
“And if you don’t notice me doing as I should, it won’t be long til I’m up to no good. Even negative attention is attention, you see- but what I want most is to be loved because I’m me.”
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