Tuesday, March 2, 2010

She has risen above, it's been a journey

Her brain protects her from the dark, disgusting secret.  She was only four years old when it started and it remained hidden inside.

She grows, she blossoms, she endures.....

Simmering below the surface, it sneers, it waits to attack.

It was a leech embedded deep in me, sucking the life from me.  A horrible sickness, a blackness hissing - waiting....

It's there - but I choose to stifle it.  I choose to live, to be ever present - to forgive NOT to forget.

She made it - you can too.

2 comments:

Marissa said...

I submitted to Violence Unsilenced and will let you know when my piece is published. I'm scared. I've thought about telling them not to publish. I guess it makes it real. It makes me sick to know that I didn't have a parent to protect me from this. And makes me more aware of how I parent.

Julie said...

((HUGS))