1. Patricia Singleton
    Patricia Singleton October 24, 2013 at 4:43 pm .

    Very well said. I feel the same. We can’t know who we would have been without the incest but we can be all that we can be today as compassionate, caring souls/survivors willing to help others and to love ourselves as we are today. Today I am content with my life as a survivor moving into a better stage of thriver. Thriver is a word that my computer doesn’t recognize but I sure do. It is a great place to be in enjoying my life and helping others to move forward in their own stages of healing.

  2. whereasi
    whereasi April 13, 2014 at 7:38 pm .

    One of the ways to revenge a broken childhood is to refuse to be like our abusers. A wonderful poem full of emotion but sensitive to who you have become.

  3. Nancy Gustafson
    Nancy Gustafson October 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm .

    Viga, this is a powerful poem. It tells your long journey in only a few lines and ends with such a hopeful statement. How sad it would be if you had not chosen to share your life story with others. I’ve heard it said that only the healed can become healers. We can be grateful that you share your gift of writing to help others heal.

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