Not Broken

She is not broken

She does not need fixing

She is no more different or wrong than

you and I are the same or right.

She is not broken

She does not need fixing

Your advice might come from a good place, but

Do you see this exhaustion on my face?

I’m not just tired from lack of sleep

I am weary. I am weary with worry and over thinking.

So unless you are offering help,

please take your pity somewhere else.

She is not broken

She does not need fixing

As she screams through his haircut at the salon,

you say to your child, “you NEVER acted that bad.” And YOU stare at ME like I am the worst.,,

But keep in mind which one of us is judging a child right now.

She is not broken

She does not need fixing.

You look at him like a puzzle piece that does not fit into your puzzle.

I look at her and see a puzzle piece being forced to fit into a different puzzle.

She is not broken

She does not need fixing

No, I was not chosen to be her mom because I am special.

I am special because I was chosen to be HER mom

SHE is NOT broken

SHE does NOT need fixing

By JoLea Kendall

One Comment on “Not Broken

  1. Lovely.

    In an age where diversity of all kinds is, or should be, accepted and honored, you (we) might be on one of the last frontiers.

    Susan, Beth’s mom

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