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Feb 6, 2007



Vol 37     Feb 4, 2007  
If you are a survivor of domestic abuse or sexual assault, recovery can seem impossible and beyond your grasp.  Although the challenges you are facing are difficult, millions of women are winning at achieving a healthy rewarding life.
 
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  Nothing will ever completely erase
Our heartache and the pain
  The tears we’ve shed
Over the torment, grief or “shame”
  Though none of it is our crime
As they made us to believe
  They took away our innocence
While they continued to deceive
  Now memories have their way
Of returning one by one
  About some horrible, hideous things
That should never have been done
  We’ve carried these awful acts
Right through to our present years
   No matter how hard we tried to forget
We’ve been living with all those fears
  But now, finally, sexual abuse is in the open
These acts that no one should ever condone
It’s not as frightening as it used to be
  Because now we’re no longer alone
These tormentors are getting justice
  They’re being made to see
They can’t keep doing to others
  As they did to you and me
Have faith! For now all will be well
  Now that our darkness has light
We’ll persevere until it shines
  Until we make it bright
Remember, we’re alone no longer
  We’ll learn to ease our torture and pain
Together we’ll be stronger
  We can be happy again
The SECRET has been a heavy weight
So now we’ll take a stand
  We survivors will stick together
Give each other a helping hand

Carol I. Crocker


 

 
 

 




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