I have survived Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA), among other abuses. I prefer to say “I have survived” than to say that I “am” an SRA survivor. Being a survivor is only a part of who I am. I like to think of it actually as more of a reflection of my life experience than a reflection of who I am. At my core, I am a person…not a disorder…not an experience. I am a person who wears many hats: wife, mom, writer, singer, poet, artist, lover, teacher are some of them. Oh, and I should not forget to mention “chief cook and bottle washer”! Yes, I have to laugh at that last one.
I love to laugh. Laughter helps me to heal. It helps me to get through this life, especially since I have PTSD and partial amnesia. Other things that help me to heal are writing and art. I have written poetry off and on since I was in Junior High school. In this blog I am sharing poetry. I also have an art blog that I recently started and a regular blog that I have had since February 2008.
My family of origin was in a generational cult. Yeah, I know…fun. NOT! It was horrible and I am still very amnesic to much of it. Most of my flashbacks are intense emotional pain that seems to often time come out of nowhere. Sometimes they are accompanied by some visual pictures in my mind. Most of the time I am trying to figure out the puzzle of what I am experiencing…or actually…it is more like trying to figure the WHY of what I am experiencing.
My poetry expresses many things: my healing walk, my hopes, my abuse, my spiritual reality. Some of it is even a form of processing. As I have shared within different forums over the years, quite a few people have suggested I publish my writings. So…here I am offering some of what I have written. I can only hope that it will speak to you and bless or help you in some way.
I do not know how you found my link, but however you found it, I hope you find something useful here.
Please feel free to comment on my poetry. You can add your thoughts to mine or ask questions.