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In Your Own Words

Poems

This section is for you.  It's a way to express your feelings and share your experiences.  People have requested a place on the site where they can find hope and support, so we encourage submitting poems that will help provide a better understanding of sexual assault reactions, as well as providing hope to the survivors still struggling with their feelings.

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Flashback

Itís been 10 years now
since my life was changed
forever.

Since the night you
took my strength.
Now itís time I
take it back,
to do something
positive.

Now itís time to
move on and
let it go,
now its time for
my life to start
fresh.

–  Dinah  –

Determined

I am determined
to move on,
let go, live my life,
and respect myself.

I am DETERMINED
to do these things.

–  Dinah  –



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