Category Archives: Trauma / PTSD

On Hiding 

You can only fall so far Fall so far before you hit Before you hit the ground The ground rides up to meet you. You can only run so far Run so far before the past Before the past runs … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Trauma – a sonnet

Would I undo the things that you have done, And if I did would that mean I had won? I am not sure, though now I feel such pain, I can see brighter days beyond this strain. Those brighter days … Continue reading

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On Rape – a sonnet to myself

If I could travel back now, to that day Your childhood pure was ripped from ‘tween your thighs I’d take your hand, and this is what I’d say: “It’s not your fault; there is no reason why.” I’d hold you … Continue reading

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Night Terrors

Tea, cuddles and poetry. The antidote to night terrors I hope…

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Grey Rainbow

He felt the eyes of others settle on his cheeks, Red. Tears filled and threatened to escape his eyes, Blue. He felt guilty, he felt sick, ashamed, Green, Because of things he’d said, because of things he’d seen, Black. He … Continue reading

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The Chase

The faster you run The faster I hide From the demon You you give rise to Clawing inside Of my guts Of my belly My mind And my head It’s monstrous Preposterous Why can’t you instead Just run slowly Less … Continue reading

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Myself and I

I look in the mirror and it tells me dark lies; It shows me a woman I’ve learnt to despise, It shows me a woman who’s bad through and through, Who’s wicked and ugly and arrogant too. It shows me … Continue reading

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