This poem was written with an eight year old boy who was not feeling safe at school. When his teacher heard his words through his poem, she started to listen more and offered him the understanding he needed.

Early Warning Signs 

Pounding Heart
Goose Bumps
Dry Mouth
Tight Lump

Blurred Vision
Can’t See
Wide Eyes
Need a Wee

Frozen Limbs
Fluttering Tum
Sweaty Palms
Squelchy Bum

Jelly Legs
Can’t Move
Feel Sick
Where’s the Loo

Muddled Thoughts
Hair on End
Fight or Flight?
I Need a Friend