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Poetry

Many survivors find it therapeutic and healing to write about their feelings and we are grateful to all those who have chosen to share their feelings with others on this website.


As I think back to long ago to childhood days gone by
Can I remember a time at all when I really smiled inside
Not really not much but that's all in the past
One thing I know for certain I can be myself at last.

Those weepy days of sorrow, those lonely nights of fear,
I kissed goodbye to all of that and my worries just disappeared
All I am is all I have and that’s good enough for me
I dry my eyes and spread my smile cos there’s no-one I'd rather be

Now I live in here and now I take one day at a time
There is so much life ahead of me
The world is going to be mine.

Kelly – adult survivor of childhood abuse

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When you're at your lowest and ready to give in
Grit your teeth and start again, remember you can win
Every day that you wake up be determined in your mind
That you'll enjoy it to the full, I think that you may find

Each day is like a bonus and what more could you ask
Strength will come with each new day
Growing bit by bit
I believe that you can do it so for me just don’t quit.

Kelly – adult survivor of childhood abuse

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