Written by Laura D'Amico
Somebody made you feel
That your compassion was a weakness.
That your sensitive soul
Was delicate china
Placed in a moving box without packaging.
Somebody told you
That you should have wrapped it up in brown paper
That your beautiful patterns didn’t matter
When you were at risk of breaking,
Now I tell you this
To stay gentle
In a world that takes advantage of the soft
takes exuberant strength.
To reveal the extravagant patterns
on the delicate china that is your soul
in a world that wants to fracture you
takes so much more courage than constructing walls.
Your compassionate heart hasn’t made you weak
It has made you a warrior.