‘I’m Hurting…’ by Mandy

I’m hurting… Not for the me in the ‘here and now’… But for that beautiful, innocent little girl who was used and abused… Used to satisfy the lust of a dirty old man with a very sick mind… Abused, and no-one heard her silent cries for help… I’m angry… Angry at the...

‘Behind Bars’ by Ti

I am three and a half tender years You are not I am in my cot You are not I am innocent Little did I know You were not I am of many years You are many more I cannot breathe deeply You’re seething I cannot focus Your mucus I cannot touch my body Your feeling I cannot...

‘Ancestor’ by Rob Jones

Let them not deceive us With this as a modern phenomenon We have ancestors Who are also survivors They had no words in their time For what they suffered They too were spirits Struggling to live in their bodies They took another path And retreated into their minds...

‘What Matters Most’ by Sylvie Rouhani

I am here! What matters most is that I survived I am here today to write those words There was times when I really thought I was going to lost it… But I didn’t, I am here There was times when I thought I was going to die… But I didn’t, I am here I breath,...

‘We Live’ by Rob Jones

(Inspired by therapy group at One In Four) We live, yes, we live We live, yes, we live Even though it doesn’t Feel like life But some kind of Sleeping awakeness we live, yes, we live We live, yes, we live Though it feels like Our flesh is unalive And feelings dormant...

“The Lasting Mark” by Nikki

My heavy pain in my heart, which is my own demeaning thoughts about myself My heavy chest – my broken stance Convicted and sentenced to live forever numb Never to know the process of peace of mind