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Breaking free from PTSD
by Denise Edwards

Tuesday, August 12, 2008
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. what happens when trauma is left untreated. But there is help available!


I awakened today and am able to see
For the first time
What life was, and now is,  for me
The past has darkened my world for so many years
And left behind, miles and miles of my tears
Abused, neglected, and sexually used
But to give way to distress, I have always refused
I’ve been down so low
But always, I beg my God
Please let me hold on
Please, God, don’t let me go
Into the blackness of despair
Into the misery that dwells there
4 beautiful children have given me
The will to live, the reasons to be
I took the pain and pushed it down
Behind a sturdy wall within me, I found
But that which is locked away, is not gone
And seeps into the peace,  that I’ve grown
Memory’s haunt invades,  like a dark page
To reveal all that I did not recall
And shatters my once sturdy wall
Into a mass of shivering flesh
I did dissolve
How did I not know?
There was so many times of it
That I now have to resolve?
But help has come to me
For I did,  it, seek
Among those like me
The bruised and meek
We are a strong force
When now we are together
A sisterhood of women
Survivors, we stand, forever!

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/14/2008
Thank you for sharing your experience, Denise. Your verses are empowering and offer hope. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/12/2008
Well done Denise and yes to know their are others who have gone through what you have is a tremendous help to both you and them.

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