Child Abuse Awareness
I’ve told my story, I’m outside the box.
Away from the drawer, which held all the locks.
I’ve told my story, for the whole world to hear
Of the little girl who lived everyday in fear.
I’ve told my story of my struggles to belong
Not really knowing, I was a survivor all along.
I’ve told my story, for little girls like me,
Who thinks it’s impossible to survive without family.
I’ve told my story and I will continue to repeat
Until child abuse awareness is heard on every street.
I’ve told my story and the reasons I’m alive
I’ve told my story, so others can also survive.
From my Survivor’s Mind: When Childhood Trauma and Poetry Collide. A poetic window into my two-part memoir. Childhood Trauma, Family Secrets and inside the mind of a Survivor.
Thank you for reading me,
Peace and Blessings to all 💕
Catherine Mellen aka Irishgirl692 ☘