REMOVED - The Cycle Of Abuse

Submitted by Heather Jones on Wed, 03/06/2019 - 23:26

Publishing a poetry book and chose this poem to be in it! Wish me luck, friends! :")

Author's age when written

I’ve been thinking a lot about abuse lately. I’ve spoken with two people who have suffered abuse before, and hearing their stories and their pain is almost unbearable. Like... this thing isn’t just some phantom. It is a real thing that happens to real people, and to look in their eyes and hear their stories and see them... I can’t even begin to describe how unreal it is.


I'm speechless, Heather. This poem is both encouraging and humbling; we who have felt love from our parents can't fathom the life of those who haven't. Coincidentally I read this poem after reading an article in the newspaper about abuse. It sickens me, but it also inspires me to do anything I can for these people. Thank you for sharing.

Introverts unite!
From the comfort of your own homes!

Thank you (: And yeah, woof. Abuse, I think, can be such a hard topic because I feel like people either (a) ignore it/pretend it doesn’t exist or (b) treat those who have suffered from abuse like they’re either beyond healing or are somehow mentally handicapped/beneath us “normal,” “healthy” folks. I don’t know, I guess it just frustrates me when others treat them as if they are hapless victims beyond repair. So yes, I’m so glad this inspired you to want to help!! Man oh man, I do too, I just have no idea where to start x’D It’s such a daunting task. Like, wow. There’s so much suffering in the world and sO LITtlE I caN dO aBOuT iT

*sigh* I guess the best that any of us can do is just be on the lookout, and do whatever God would have us do. That’s what I try to encourage myself with.

“planting seeds inevitably changes my feelings about rain.” —luci shaw.
psalm 84:10 esv.

Ugh ugh ugh

I can’t really form thoughts properly to say anything more. :( ouch.

I don’t thrive off of chaos: chaos thrives off of me.

Ugh, yeah. Kkjkhdjkfhsjodhfiuhwdjifnjkd it just makes me so mad and sad and overwhelmed

“planting seeds inevitably changes my feelings about rain.” —luci shaw.
psalm 84:10 esv.