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Peeling Away The Pain
Author: Tammy

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Peeling away layers of pain
the hurt slowly resurfaces.
I am digging through all the
garbage you left behind.
Trying to heal wounds you
inflicted deep within.
Wanting to turn this ugly
darkness into healing light.
For so long you made me
a prisoner to pain.
I was not able to breathe
you smothered me with hate,
and I became lifeless.
There is so much sadness
hid under bitter years.
So many tears hid from prying eyes.
Freedom is all I want now
you have haunted my mind for so long.
I rage against the cruel life
you painted me in.
I am a lost soul wandering
aimlessly through this clouded world.
You tourtured my mind, while
your hands scarred my body.
Those hurtful words still stream
around in my head, and the scars
I will carry to my grave.
But now I peel back these layers
of pain, and I walk
forward into the light.

------- Author's Notes -------

Abuse is Abuse weather it be mental, verbal, or physical.
I don't think abuse is something we ever get over. I think it changes a person, it can make them rage, scared, and even make them want to die. But I do believe we can heal slowly taking one day at a time, by learning how to love ourselves, and letting faith lead us into a brighter life. So anyone who is or has been abused please know that there is a light outside of all this darkness.

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Comments on this poem/writing:

JF (80.6.51.13) -- Thursday, December 22 2005, 09:19 pm

True

Extremely well written with profound words.....There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
anonymous (207.200.116.133) -- Friday, December 23 2005, 12:29 am

Peelings!

Peelings, nothing mor den peelings, trying to porget you, dis peelings of love. Oh sorry! Just reminded me of an old song I knew called "Feelings." Really liked your poem. You show alot of truth and emotions with your poem. Well written and thanks for sharing Tammy.
 
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