Assumptions

by a child in Friends program

So maybe sometimes I throw tantrums
Don't assume that I'm out of control
Don't assume that my mother can't handle me
Don't assume that I always act like that
Don't assume that I'm always in trouble

So maybe sometimes I hit my siblings
Don't assume that I don't love them
Don't assume that my parents don't care
Don't assume that they don't fight back

So maybe sometimes I cry
Don't assume that I'm dramatic
Don't assume that it's for no reason
Don't assume that I want someone to
come and talk to me

Assume that I throw tantrums because I don't
have another way to express my feelings

Assume that I hit my siblings because the anger
in me just comes out that way

Assume that I cry because of what happened to
me or others in my life


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