At Nexus, we are so lucky to work with a wide range of amazing people. Recently, we were delighted to receive this poem from or supporter James which he would like us to share…
A Smile of Justice
NexusNI, a community supporting persons affected by sexual violence,
In place to offer hope and understanding in breaking the silence.
A service that understands trauma and its difficult impact,
A safe place for survivors alike to open up and not to feel hacked.
Victims aren’t at fault and you’re not alone,
A counselling family that embraces your strengths to be shown.
Nexus isn’t just counselling, but it’s support and representation,
Building relationships and support at hand when needed you’re under no obligation.
Professionals at their best with dedicational words of wisdom,
A charity that brings you realisation to know you aren’t to blame and you are the victim.
Every story has an end, but in every life, every end has a beginning,
Leaving Nexus and experiencing the guidance and support you’ll be sure to leave winning.
Think how strong you are and hold the vision,
Know that you have a community of support to help make the right decision.
Believe you are better than all the negatives and embrace your power to trust the entire process,
Throughout your story you’ll get the justice of that you deserve and you’ll become the success.
You have the potential over your own mind and not the events,
When you realise this, you’ll grow to know your future strengths.
The secrets of change is to focus all your energy, not fighting the old, but building the new,
Positivity and the greatest of outlooks, you will vision this first then witness within eye view.
Owning your story can be hard and sharing it can be even more difficult,
However that first step to seeking the appropriate help is the most significant.
It’s risky embracing the darkness and facing your vulnerabilities,
A path with guidance and non-judgment lights ahead to a direction of powerful abilities.
As a survivor your strength to discover the infinite power of light,
This will bring you happiness and a future so beautifully bright.
Reminding yourself that it’s okay not to be perfect for it’s nonexistent,
Whilst knowing you’re powerful and good enough to continue to be persistent.
A victim you were who’s now a survivor, a person of truth who’s ready to strive,
Embrace life’s beauty with a smile of justice and now continue to live.