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Reach out

reach out
when all seems bleak stigma-and-suffering8
when times you seek
a listening
compassionate ear
reach out
you’ll be surprised
life’s better here
than you realized
reach out
you’ll see
you’ll feel
you’ll know
when you’ve reached
out to that caring soul.
reach out.

© Cheryl-Lynn @Stigma Hurts Everyone, September 22, 2013



A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

5 thoughts on “Reach out

  1. Last time I got carried awat, so today I’ll limit myself to: I should write it down next to bathroom mirror. And turn it into my mantra 🙂


  2. A delicate yet powerful message to a nation caught in crippling individuality. It’s also true. So very true. Sometimes reaching out simply means letting someone in.

    I love this poem.


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