You were the child no one noticed.
You were the child no one cared for.
You were the child whose words went unspoken
You were bullied, unloved by your peers,
you thought no one loved you,
if only someone had intervened.
You went through each year broken and lonely
They name called you, Billy, Todd, even Wendy.
You take tablets until this day
because of the self esteem they took away.
But now with a child beside me, a husband curled up in my arms.
I hope one day to be a teacher, to offer each child a lifeline