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Sheldon Kleeman

Sheldon Kleeman


I stood dead eye straight

Yet life turned away

Giving me the cold…….

What was I suppose

To do after giving

My all to this


Being as responsible

As one could at sixty three

But LIFE plays hard to get

And I am just plain tried

Why must there still

Be games to play

When I don’t feel to play

Hidden rules

Words I just don’t understand

Life smiles one minute

The next it’s all out war

Too much to understand

I just want some peace and quiet

And life with its infinite wisdom wants noise

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Just Saying 18.12


Blog of a Mad Black Woman

When you have fought so hard to get back on your feet, don’t ever go back to the people who knocked you down.

~ Unknown

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A Second Wound: A Survivor’s Decision to Cut Ties with Family

Surviving abuse and letting go of family.

Trigger Points: Childhood Abuse Survivors Experiences of Parenting

Many survivors mourn the loss of the life they feel they were born to live, as the ripple effects of abuse lead them in a different direction. Often times, as they heal, survivors have to cut toxic people out of their lives to continue on their path to recovery. Sometimes, that entails another major loss – the loss of his or her family. This is a dilemma many, many survivor’s face and we’re very grateful to share Miranda’s story and powerful point of view on this topic today, as part of the #SurvivorsEmpoweringSurvivors Series.


I have come a long way. From the fractured child who was silenced when I tried to speak up about my abuse to the whole and healthy woman I am now. I rose from confusion and pain, and faced what I knew to be true. But like many other abuse survivors, I paid a painful price with…

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