Poems About Sexual Abuse | Sexual Abuse

Hope

The Poem Someday is coming, for at last, +++I am daring to escape! The prison bars are cracking, +++slowly crumbling. Eventually, I will leave the narrow cell behind +++and walk—to freedom! For now, it looks too scary, +++the thought of freedom. So for now, I wait, stretching my soul, +++and dropping the chains of defeat. […]

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Dissociation | Poems About Sexual Abuse | Self-contempt | Sexual Abuse

Shame

The Poem Shame, defeat, hopelessness… +++the shrouds of death upon my soul, +++the bars of my prisoned life. There’s no escape and no way out. Life slowly drains from out my heart. They whisper terrifying messages +++on the breeze. “You’re hopeless!  You’re caught forever!” “There’s no use to try or even to live.” “You failed […]

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Cancer-- Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma | Death | Poems About Cancer

Ambivalence

Death hovers close, +++like misty wraiths, +++a shadow to my steps, +++billowing and blowing, +++moving and fading, +++floating, ethereal. Somedays, +++I peer through mist +++to faintly catch a glimpse +++of I know not what. Other days, +++gray fog drifts in +++to shut my path from view. I fear her not, +++this thing called death. Grim […]

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Dysfunctional Families | Poems About Dysfunctional Families

In the Photo Album

From the pages, The faces smile, Pictures of a family, together, Throughout the years: Little children, laughing, clowning. Teenagers. Married sons and daughters. Grandchildren. Pasted on these pages, the faces smile on, forever. The smiles bravely hide another world. No secrets do they tell. No stories do they reveal. But behind the smiles… Behind the […]

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