The Lasting Mark (trauma)

The Lasting Mark (trauma)

The Lasting Mark

Some days I feel better, I feel okay,

Its almost like nothing happened,

And I’m stronger and tougher and proud to say,

That I am over what happened.

 

But sometimes something snaps or a shout is heard,

And suddenly I am eight years old,

And I’m scared and crying form the noises,

And I’m shivering from the painful shock.

Suddenly I am stood in that kitchen,

And the world is collapsing around me,

Insulation fibers and floorboard passing my ears.

I am not proud or strong or tough,

And left sweeping and re-building.

 

By Emma Cunningham

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