Poem About Recovery

There once was a boy, who could never find
A place to live. Only a place to hide
He couldn’t bear the thought of people being aware
He couldn’t breakaway from the memories keeping him in the snare

He tried break away from the feelings of shame and hate
These and guilt only brought him to a darker place
A place where his thoughts had no meaning
Only a place of inescapable pain and suffering

 

He prayed one day to find a friend
Who understood his feelings and help bring an end
He told of his experience of what happened on that day
The dreadful encounter that has caused all this pain

 

This boy needs friends, now more than ever
To help him fight, to turn him into a survivor
To forgive and forget is not an option
Rather live and learn, help, and fight to lift the burden

The skills he’s learnt can be used by others
Other child abuse survivors
This epidemic won’t live long
As long as we unite, and stay strong

 

2007 – Marc de Jager

marc130 marc130
18-21, M
2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

I was abused sexually a long time ago, although it was more psychological physical for me, i understand your shame. For me it is almost 50 years ago, but i still know that feeling. i can tell you with certainty that you can feel better some day.

Very nice poem