“People are just always going through things.”
By Hennessy Echemendia
“Give & Take”
Fiction. Based on a True Relationship With Humans.
This journal entry is inspired by true events. Some of the characters, names, businesses, incidents, and certain locations and events have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes. Any similarity to the name, character or history of any person is entirely coincidental and unintentional.
Trigger Warning: our program often motivates people to discuss their trauma. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, please, take a step back to address emotional flashbacks and trauma before continuing to push yourself. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at (1-800) 273-8255.
from a person
Where do you go from here?
Where no one
can hurt you
“Sticks and stone may break your bones,
but words will never hurt you.”
Words cut your skin,
pierce your brain,
sting your heart.
More hurtful words
come out of
mouth in response.
Draining every ounce
They don’t deserve my goodness.