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In case I seem strangely absent:
Please go after me and ask me how I am.
Chances are I am awfully lost.

Might be I am just busy
- lucky you, lucky you -
but please be prepared for an ugly truth.

I am likely to
                   spill
                       it
                         all
                           over
                             you,
                         once asked.


Then listen.
   Give me the feeling you understand
   - but don't use those exact words, they have been overused -
   and please don't give me tips on what to do – not yet.

Hug me if we are close
   - both in space and emotionally. -

Whisper to me:

   It'll be ok, it'll be ok,
       this is just temporary.

   This is not your fault,
       you can't change it now,
           and you don't need to either.

   You are strong,
       and pretty,
           and worthy,
               and anything good.
                   God loves you.



Listen to the story again
   - from the same or another perspective -
   pretend I haven't said this 100 times before.


Listen.
     Ask questions so I can talk more.
Listen.
     Let me find my own solutions while talking.
Listen.
     Explain them to me if required.
     Insert tips here, if fitting.


Listen to my thank you and take a big hug.
Retrieving lost sheep is hard work.
This was inspired by bloodawni's wonderful poem Tips on Getting Me Through a Crisis.
I found it a wonderful idea to have some kind of "instruction" on how we want to be treated in case of a crisis.
Treat others as you want to be treated it good, but treat others as they want to be treated is even better.

Thus I would like to invite all of you to follow her wonderful example to write a piece about how you want to be treated.

Find more Crisis plans here .

Edit: Check out this Journal about writing your own crisis plans and get featured with contributing yours: Emergency - We need your crisis plan
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   General Artist
:wave: This has been featured in my Emergency Crisis Poll Feature
This is not a competition, just another way to feature artists! Little Pixel Heart
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:iconstory-of-a-mind:
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014   General Artist
My pleasure :heart:
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love this. So simple and to the point. Perfect. :heart:
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, thank you very much :heart:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This. This. THIS. THIS is wonderful. Good God, this is wonderful. I really have nothing else to say, other than...

Whisper to me:

   It'll be ok, it'll be ok,
       this is just temporary.

   This is not your fault,
       you can't change it now,
           and you don't need to either.

   You are strong,
       and pretty,
           and worthy,
               and anything good.

Thank you. :heart:
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :heart:

Feel like jumping on board and writing your own crisis plan? If so you might want to check out this Journal Emergency - We need your crisis plans!
Or you can just check it out to find more similar works by other lovely artists :)
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I looked through the folder you have set up and just might write my own! :eager:
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:iconstory-of-a-mind:
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Please link me to it if you do! I'd really love to read it. :eager:
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TwilightPoetess Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I will! :heart:
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FreyrStrongart Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist
I can perfectly agree - but it's not that easy to actually do it.

Great form, I have to say. And very thought provoking.
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :)
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PhoenixScribe Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Writer
This is lovely. <3
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:iconstory-of-a-mind:
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :heart:
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you for this honour!

I really loved this part:
I am likely to
                   spill
                       it
                         all
                           over
                             you,
                         once asked.

It's a lovely way of putting it, and the imagery there is sturdy. Gorgeous.
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much, especially for inspiring me :hug:
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww. :huggle:
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sacredZinja Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's a nice idea. I really had fun writing this. But it got quite long... I seem to be a bit complicated. ^^
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That honey, is why we need to have this safety plan for saving you :)
Thank you for participating :tighthug:
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sacredZinja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes... I guess, it would have been helpful in some situations... will give it to my next boy-friend. ^^

Thanks for giving that impulse!
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely wonderful. I love this. :iconclapplz:
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much :blushes:
Please also check out Dawni's work (if you haven't already).
I would also love to read your version of this poem, a poem about you want to be treated. :eager:
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure. :D

And I have checked it out! It's wonderful. :)

And you know what? I'm gonna get to that right now. :heart:
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am looking forward to that :)
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chromeantennae Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:eager: I'm excited! :)
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