It’s an ugly word

It’s an ugly word It’s an ugly word ‘rape’, it makes people squirm So like a mouth sealed with tape, keeping silent we learn But worse is the act, that breaks you into pieces And knowing the fact, it’s done by your own species Is so hard to accept, and Read more…

Alone

A poem I wrote expressing feelings while healing. I think we all tend to put on a protective shell to get by in this world as it can feel a harsh place. When we have been hurt the need for that protection can feel very deep indeed. Alone It’s felt Read more…

Return to the light

I kind of wrote this to my wounded soul part. Healing can feel like such a long journey and there can be so many layers. Return to the light Please return to the light, beautiful child,you’ve done nothing wrongThe shame was not yours, the blame was notyours so I write Read more…

A womb ripped asunder

Another pretty intense poem written during my healing journey. A womb ripped asunder A womb ripped asunderA life torn apartThe remnants confusionNo room for the heartthat is broken to healThe mosaic on the floorshows the pure desperationas you reach for the doorto escape from the roomthat transformed to a celland Read more…

Stay silent

This is another fairly intense one that I wrote about 8 or 9 years ago when my trauma feelings were surfacing a lot. I feel the British ‘stiff upper lip’ has a hell of a lot to answer for as it leads us all to stay silent so as not Read more…

A journey

This was another poem written whilst healing. A  Journey I haven’t shown my hurtI haven’t shown my fearsI haven’t shown the painthat’s been growing through the years I haven’t said my wantsI haven’t shown my needsIt’s all been deep insidelike a garden full of weeds Anxiety is therealways close besideruling Read more…

Animal

This was written when I was doing a counselling course, we had been looking at Carl Jung’s work on the shadow.  I no longer believe that all we feel is just our own stuff as I am aware of the interference now, but a lot of this poem still stands….. Read more…