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0 posted 2000-09-18 09:56 PM

I had no one to tell my secrets to as a child,
couldn't feel my feelings
I tucked them away neatly in a box
now it hurt inside to get to the box.

I stumble and fall over all that is inside me
to get to the box,
but will there be anyone to understand
the depths of our pain.

I am scared to go through this alone,
I hope someone will hear and help me.
I am so lost, don't know where I am going.

I wish I could be that child and say STOP,
but that child was never heard and always had to
tuck her feelings aside, no one heard or
even wanted to hear her sobs.

Always felt disloyal to you to tell people
about how much pain I was in, and felt that
if I did I would get in bigger trouble
for I was only a child, and who listens
to children, that's what I heard.

I know now that I can tell people about my secrets,
but the child parts of me still need to be heard
and there is no one to listen to their pain.

It's good to tell secrets to the right people,
to share experiences with them, but they
will never touch the child part in me that was
hurt by you, I (the adult part)
won't let them.

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since 2000-03-06
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1 posted 2000-09-18 10:03 PM

I can't fully express how deeply this poem
touched me...I'm without the words to even
describe the feeling you have left me with
after reading it...I don't know the
circumstances that evoked this poem in you
but the feelings that you expressed echo my
own so very well, I will in no way try to
say I understand how You feel for fear that
it would take away from your message...only
what the poem touched in me..Offering hugs
for the pain you expressed...powerfully
penned...excellent work~

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2 posted 2000-09-18 10:08 PM

I just wanted to tell you that your post made me feel so comfortable.  You definately do have a gift of writing because I could feel every word you wrote.  This poem really has been dealing with me lately, and I just had some time today to place it into words.  I have had a rough time showing my feelings, was always taught to remain full of smiles but lately I have become more open with my emotions and this is what has came out of it.  Just always remember there are blessings that come out of the rough times, something I have learned very well.
Thanks again for the post Butterflies~

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3 posted 2000-09-19 05:20 AM


Your poem is very moving.


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4 posted 2000-09-19 09:33 PM

thank you Pmc.
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5 posted 2000-09-19 10:06 PM


   I am in tears after reading this poem.  I can easily relate to the pain you have expressed, I am also currently dealing with certain issues from my childhood.  There is a poem that I posted here called "Faith".. I think you might like it.  


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6 posted 2000-09-19 10:09 PM

Thank you so much for your post, and I will be sure to read your poem.  I know childhood pasts do come to haunt you, even if you try to supress them.

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