So Scary!!!

This has been a hard week for me. When I first disclosed sexual abuse to my counselor, we planned for the possibility of triggers bringing back memories. I never know when a particular sound, smell, or event could remind me of past abuse. For instance, Friday morning when I learned of Speaker Pelosi’s husband being attacked by a man looking for her, I lost it. As a girl I had no value to anyone other than what I provided them, be it free manual labor, a punching bag, or sexual pleasure. Any time I dared show some backbone I paid dearly.

This is the dirty truth the Toxic Positivity Pushers will never tell you about healing. It’s not all quaint quotes and beautiful young women wearing flowing dresses chasing butterflies in fields of wildflowers. It’s hard, It’s frustrating. It’s sometimes humiliating. And I resent every moment of it because while I didn’t cause this, I’m the one having to do all the hard work. One of the things that keeps me going is Muhammad Ali’s famous quote: “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” 

One way or the other, I’m gonna be a winner. Fuck anyone who says otherwise.

Not scared of
goblins
hobnobin'
in my garden.
Frightened of
angry men,
the born again,
festered wen.

Can’t just be 
competent,
confident,
cognizant.
Have to be
diligent,
vigilant,
observant.

Concept is
immature,
juvenile,
infantile. 
Hating strong 
women’s 
acceptable,
haute couture.

Just want to
live my life,
unconstrained,
unconfined,
not always
on alert
for attacks
from those jerks.

4 thoughts on “So Scary!!!

  1. People really don’t get ti even when they say they do. The empathize but they don’t live your life or have your memories. I don’t know that anyone really recovers from abuse. Even when the abusers died, I still have triggers and prey movements. But I decided a long time ago that I wasn’t going to be like them or hide away. (((hugs)))

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