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My Name Is Michael. That's All I Know Of The World

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Hello all. I have awoken from my slumber. I am a victim of inhumane physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. I am also a kidnapping victim. I wrote a poem

for myself and maybe, it will help others. I don' tknow where to turn or what to do. Here's my poem, to help others, maybe.

I will come back for you.

I know how frightened you are, I can hear you screaming,
I know how confused you soon will become, they did this.
I know the tip of the needle will hurt you so badly,
And I know that your going to lose your life even if you don't.

I know your nights are filled with terror and tears,
I know all you want to do is love so much,
The are going to steal it from you without you even knowing.
They are going to take your soul and drag it through hell.

It matters not how far your thrown,
The words you hear tomorrow will hurt you but not defeat you.
They will take your humanity and throw in a closet like an old coat,
They will take your joys because their yours, not theirs.

Fear not, young man, the tears that are falling ARE yours,
Do not fret hiding in the leaves, you, one day, will remember the rolling clouds fondly.
Draw and write as much as you can until that too is gone,
You will again, one day pick up your pen and write this poem


You are not theirs and their belts, their needles and their insults won't change that,
You are going to suffer while you hang in your closet, do not fear it: I am with you.
You are going to lose all the things they hate about you.
Soon, very soon, you will be nothing more than an animal in the dirt.

You will soon, lose what mind they failed to crush,
You will suffer in ways you can't even imagine yet, my heart breaks for you.
You will be robbed of your very humanity and turned into scum,
You will lose everything but it's not your fault.

You will hurt others not because your your the devil but because you were told you were the devil.
Fear not, young man, they aren't your fists and there not your sins.
You will hold onto the dreams they give and then take away,
I know you won't listen to me now and that's ok.

You will not die in the dark but you will suffer in it,
You can't hear my voice and you will only hear their screams.
I love you more now then I ever will, you will one day be safe,
Do what you must to survive in the flames, I will come back for you.


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Hey Michael ....Thanks for sharing ..very intense and powerful ...I'm so sorry for the pain u went through ...u will find tons and tons of support here ...Best wishes to u ..Please take care

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I am very sorry for what you've gone through.. I am glad that writing helps you! It is so good to have an outlet like that and I hope you can feel sanctified in using it. Thank you for sharing, I just wanted to say welcome :)

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wow, Michael... your poem is so powerful. i am so sorry for what you have been through, but i am glad you're here. welcome to AS.

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Wow Michael.... your poem...words... soooo powerful!

I just wanted to take a moment and welcome you to aftersilence. My name is Mandy and I am apart of the Newbie Support Team here at AS. If you need anything or just a listening ear please feel free to send me a message.

Your last line of the poem really rung. "I will come back for you" .... I'm sitting here repeating it.. just wow.

I'm sorry for all the things you have gone through, but glad you found us. I hope you are finding your way around the boards okay.


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