We survive and continue

survivor road

fearful, abandoned, lost, alone
yesterday’s feelings still echo loudly
down the halls of my memory
emotions affixed to a point in time
so long ago
and yet
so recent

the fear is gone
replaced by anger and wrath
fury’s fire forever flaming forward

no longer abandoned
reclaimed by self
the adult shell
that covers the hiding place of the child

still lost, though no longer hopeless
I’ve learned to plot my course
on a day-by-day
sometimes step-by-step

and now surrounded
by so many peers
no longer alone

yet the loneliness is greater now
than ever before
and most likely
less than it will be

no longer speechless
or lost in situations for which no words
can exist
for such a young heart
I now have a voice
and I speak out the past
each word a driven nail
piercing the root
of old shadows

the greatest change being…

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The Leibster’s Award

Thank you Marcus, for the nomination

survivor road


I have been nominated for  the Liebster Award! I am honored and give a big thank you to SurvivedNarc for the nomination. She is a gifted survivor of narcissistic abuse.  And from what I’ve seen over the past few months, there are a lot more than I ever would have guessed.  You really should check out his site; spend some time, get inspired by his talented prose.

To be nominated by a fellow blogger is an incredible experience.  Just thanking ‘Miss S.’ doesn’t seem like enough (when is saying ‘thank you’ truly enough?) – part of my thanks will be further nominating others.


  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2.  Display the Award
  3.  Answer 10 questions asked about you
  4.  Ask 10 questions from your nominees
  5.  Nominate up to 10 people for the award
  6.  Notify them via social media or a comment on their post


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