PTSD Survivor Poetry by Quentin Gaige

PTSD Survivor Poetry by Quentin Gaige continues our ongoing celebration of National Poetry Month as we enter the final days….

~Father Dear~

You took my childhood and stole the real me, you took who I was before I was three, then you unleashed your rage, as if turning a page, in your own history, and made it your story.

As my sentence is spun, and I tried to run, you showed your true beast, as you tightened your leash. Inside my mind is a world that’s all mine, a place no one ever will find, a magnificent land that’s been there you see, so father dear you haven’t destroyed me.

I’ll just go and swing, cold feet feel the sting, as I climb in the air, without even one care, soon i’ll let go, and no one will know, today is the one day in my short life I was free, i’m almost ready, one, two, three.

I swing way up high, tiny toes in the sky, bring me death, and let me rest, I feel the cold breeze, as I let go with ease.

Strangers don’t cry, don’t even ask why, just bring me the night, where I close my eyes tight, father I won, my final day in the sun.

QPTSD Poetry by Quentin Gaigeuentin Gaige is a business owner with an MS in Physiology. She is the founder of the Trauma and Dissociation community on Google+.


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