Excuse Me?

Did you call me a liar? Let me ask you this, “Have you lived through my experience?” “Were you next to me when my memory returned?” The night hour sweats as another scene gorged its way through my denial. The terror of going to sleep. The body aches that returned as I walked through theContinue reading “Excuse Me?”

Terror, Unrealized

Children don’t have the luxury of allowing their terror to rein and that is life altering. When an adult is raped, they have recourse — most of the time they tell, they receive counseling, and sympathy. The perps might not receive full justice but an adult has many options to let their terror loose. AContinue reading “Terror, Unrealized”

Grief in Our World

The latest murders deafen our hearts with mystery and pain. Why? We will never know the why but I wonder what makes these atrocities activate in a human soul? I wonder if these souls have unspoken tragedy? One thing I know is society as a whole needs to work on solutions. Here’s a heartbreaking statistic:Continue reading “Grief in Our World”

Demand An Answer

Don’t walk away from the person that abused you and say nothing. Turn to them, look them squarely in the face, and demand an answer from them. Oh, they most likely won’t give you one, but ask for it anyway. Give yourself a gift! I stayed intimidated and looked the other way for years. ThatContinue reading “Demand An Answer”

A Perishable Ransom

“You are a child of the devil and an enemy of everything that is right! You are full of all kinds of deceit and trickery. acts 13:10 Did you know words like this were in the bible? Doesn’t this sound like the life of a pedophile? Deceit and trickery ruled my childhood but it wouldn’tContinue reading “A Perishable Ransom”

Incest

What a label to wear around your neck, huh! Well, I’m so much more than the word indicates. As defined in Merriam-Webster, incest is “sexual intercourse between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law to marry.” I wonder if this is the right word for children that are forced to have intercourseContinue reading “Incest”