a serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one
be incompatible or at variance; clash
strongly affected by something
come into forcible contact with
an area of knowledge, activity, experience + geography or jurisdiction
I am a child of war.
I am a student of Conflict.
I grow up in crisis.
I am aware.
I feel mature emotions
I see despair.
I feel pain and taste scarcity
- of access, of trust, of freewill -
I live in uncertainty.
I know - a lot; A lot too fast.
What I am not is any less than any other child.
I am not lost. I don’t need finding.
I am not inadequate. I do not need filling.
I am not inferior. I do not need sympathising.
I am under-exposed. I need alternatives.
I am troubled. I need conscious handholding.
I am misunderstood. I need listening.
I am seeking. I need reassuring.
And I am resilient. I need skilling.
I am experienced. I need leadership.
I am confident. I need believing.
I am confused. I need simplicity.
Don’t restrict me more by your judgement. I want release.
Don’t promise me your thoughts. I want opportunity.
I am a part of what makes you.
You are a part of what makes me.
I deserve and I hope.
And I wish the same for you.