• Father

    I've now outlived my father of 48This past year has been a disaster brought by fateThis stirs up strange feelingsAnd at times has left me reeling I've outlived Lennon, Elvis and my DadI've mixed feelings....am i happy or sadI've no reason to be overjoyedBut these feelings i can't avoid So where do i go from hereI don't have my father to give me a steerI feel empty at the thoughtBut i have memories...that's all i've got I've lived ...

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  • 22:25 (29/11/13)

    Nightmares that make me cryNightmares of those who've diedTheir spirits are so clearWhen i wake i believe those who've gone are still here Then i realise that they're notThe realisation makes my heart briefly stopIt stops because of the painKnowing things will never be the same again The pain is so upsettingI'm filled with things that i'm regrettingWhy the others and not meWhy did The Universe let me be It was as if there was an invisible line ...

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  • FD 18

    Fathers DayWhat a wayTo spend with my sonAnd his beautiful mum To wake up in the sunshineAnd realise what is mineTo be loved by them bothMore than Blaine loves toast We went for brunch at PosadoniaAnd it rained like it does in CaledoniaThe streets were filled with deep puddlesAnd in shop doorways we would huddle Uo to the bakery for some crepes and chocolate cakeSome chocolate mint ice-cream Blaine would takeTeasing me with his thoughts of sharingBut instead ...

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    Hope; Thriving
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  • MY JOURNEY

    Warning: This story deals with trauma, sexual abuse and self harm. people always said the small woman with bright blue eyes beaming, such a warm welcome smile (always called the smiler) simply amazed by the torture and trauma, I have gone through. Although behind that smile, there gazed was a haunted hurting child drained with secrets, trauma and horror. some survive and some don't, some victims, some survivors. for many years I was that victim ...

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    trauma,
    justice,
    sexual abuse,
    diagnosis's
  • Be Your Own Best Friend

    Be your own best friend- Look at you. You are still here. Still here, alive, with us and living. You've overcome so much, and yet the battle goes on. All you've achieved- amazing and more successful than most. Some dark days, some just days. Days you feel numb, or sad or nothing. But you do still have days. Those days are yours, you earned them. Darkness is never far from your mind. But it's your ...

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    surviving,
    recovery,
    healing,
    Poem