A glimpse of me

I penned this prose while  serving as a Child Welfare Specialist for IL Department of Children and Family Services:

They tell their stories with anger and despair, they speak harshly you feel the unforgiveness in their tones.

They lash out that is what they understand.

They shriek back in fear, with tear-stained faces.

They fight with rage uncontrolled  No one hears their cries no not even I,

No one cares, for they have been raped, abandoned, beaten unto an inch of their lives and told they were nothing.

Their self-esteem does not exist.

They are a shallow of what they could become.

They know nothing about hope.

Tormented minds, lost dreams enveloped in their world of despair.

And yea their I sit with pen and paper in hand, advising.

admonishing and at times encouraging and on a good day, I listened and look into their eyes…….. and by the grace of God there go I.







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4 thoughts on “A glimpse of me

  1. Thank you for sharing – depth of truth.

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    1. Sure Jodee it is amazing how at the end of a long week I sat at my desk and penned this. This is transparency. in the life of a social worker.


    2. My pleasure Jodee. Working in Child Welfare is grueling and rewarding work.


    3. Hey, Jodee, you are welcome. It is something about serving others. It makes you take a look in the mirror and recognize who you are. It may not be so pretty at times. But thank God for his unmerited loving favor. For our journey to serve


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