Christie, when I read "The Missing Rage" yesterday, I understood it well and felt a sudden sense of kinship with you, which prompted me to post "Forever Out." As I arrived here at the Passions site this morning, "She Carried Dolls" was at the top of the list and literally jumped out at me. Thank you, Christie, for sharing this with not only me, but with others here, as it is one of the most real, most accurate depictions of the horror and struggle and SURVIVAL of abuse that I have ever come across in my extensive reading, research and sharing about sexual and physical abuse. I cannot say enough about the feelings this outstanding poem of yours evokes within me. Thank you, and much peace to you in your continued healing.