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    if-the-stars-align
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    I know that the past couple of weeks have been tremendously triggering for me personally and I am sure other people with a history of trauma can relate. I wrote this poem a while ago and I decided to share it here in case it gives anyone chizzuk.

     

    Come little girl, hold onto my hand

    Don’t cower any longer – you’ll see, you can stand.

     

    You’re sitting in a puddle of someone else’s grime

    You’re cut and you’re bruised because of their crime.

     

    You say you can’t get up, you say you’re chained to the ground

    But you never really tried – it’s in your mind that you’re bound!

     

    Come little girl, hold onto my hand

    Don’t cower any longer – you’ll see, you can stand.

     

    I’ll scrub your sweet heart, your beauty will glow

    Gone will be the damage, serenity will flow.

     

    You’ll learn how to cry and to laugh and to run

    With these ropes, chains and dirt you’ll finally be done!

     

    Come little girl, hold onto my hand

    Don’t cower any longer – you’ll see, you can stand.

     

    Butterflies and birds soar freely overhead

    Leave the ghetto you live in and join them instead.

     

    I promise you my dear – you must take a chance

    And when you’re all clean and pure, together we’ll dance!

     

    So come little girl, hold onto my hand

    Don’t cower any longer – you’ll see, you can stand…

     

    Sending love to whoever needs it!

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    Leebi
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    Wow! I love how the poem encourages belief in yourself to get through whatever you’re going through!

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    Chavy
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    Beautiful poem, @if-the-stars-align!

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    Climber
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    Heartwarming poem.

    On this topic, I find myself very triggered as well. It’s almost as if the trigger is worse than the actual abuse I went through. It’s confusing me.

    Anyone have anything to share about this?

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    iamafighter15
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    Wow!! Such a beautiful poem!!!!

    It’s so well written and brings out feelings of empowerment and hope!!

    Thanks for sharing it!!

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    iamafighter15
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    In response to Climber's post #13229:

    Can you expand on that? Maybe open a new thread with your question

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    if-the-stars-align
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    In response to Climber's post #13229:

     

    I think I can relate – tell me if this is what you mean.

    While the trauma was actively happening, I think I was in survival mode. In my case, I was the “happy, popular, life of the party” kid – even though I was actively going through abuse – for years. Nobody would’ve ever guessed.

    My body was in survival mode and I did what I had to do to make my life feel as normal and functional as possible.

    There is something about being in a safe place BH – that allows me to feel the feelings so much stronger now than I did back then. So when something triggers me now, I have the “luxury” of feeling the emotions that come along with trauma.

    The anger. The fear. The it’s-not-fair. The sadness. The shame.

    I’m not sure if that is what you meant but it’s my experience…

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    Climber
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    There is something about being in a safe place BH – that allows me to feel the feelings so much stronger now than I did back then. So when something triggers me now, I have the “luxury” of feeling the emotions that come along with trauma.

    The anger. The fear. The it’s-not-fair. The sadness. The shame.

    Definitely what I meant…

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    Climber
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    In response to iamafighter15's post #13245:

    I think if-the-stars-align explained it better now:)

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    iamafighter15
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    In response to Climber's post #13252:

    YES I can totally relate!!!

    I had to learn to sit with my emotions. That was the ‘Medication’ that helped me for it..

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    melissa
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    Beautiful poem! wow

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    lily
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    Thank you for sharing it’s written beautifully and feels like it’s straight from the heart

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