This is a poem I wrote called: Highly Sensitive Persons
Highly sensitives are astute, perceptive, & empathic
Not irrational, neurotic, & weak.
We’re often quiet
We’re tender in nature
But do not mistake us for meek.
Our senses are heightened
Our senses are keen
Allowing us to see
What goes unseen.
So we sense the subtle
And are deeply affected
By the minute stimuli
That goes undetected
By others around us who are not as connected
To their surroundings
like we are
Because ALL the data — we’ve collected.
So all too often
Our sensitivity is unexpected
In a world where competitive personalities are respected.
While us HSPs remain rejected
In societies where WE are the leaders elected
To temper aggressive cultures
That are gravely defected
Because empathy and logic have been neglected.
We are the Royal Advisors to the Warrior Kings
Because awareness and mindfulness is what our sensitivity brings
To a world that minimizes life
And prioritizes “things”.
If sensitivity is a weakness then why am I so strong?
It’s because I’m self-reverent™ –
I know I belong.
We’re an asset to the world
We’re an asset to ourselves.
This physiological trait we have
drives and compels
Us to create
A world that propels
With mindfulness & intention –
Because we’re paying attention.
So we break hurtful cycles
To end their retention
And lead to create a world of reinvention.