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