A source of anxiety…now that is a topic that many victims of abuse know much about. However, those who have never suffered this type of trauma may not be able to understand this anxiety.
A subject not understood by some…
but dreaded by others.
Things so insignificant to many…
but causing victims much troubles.
A single word or movement
unnoticed ’cause so slight
but a trigger to victims of abuse
causing uncontrolled levels of fright.
An object moved so slightly
from its usual resting place
triggers levels of fear
with memories of his angry face.
Or an item, seemingly innocent to most
surprisingly left at your door
triggers levels of anxiety
most have not experienced before.
So many don’t understand
these triggers causing such fear
but victims of abuse know
these warnings their abuser’s near.
A movement… An item…
or just a word said
causing feelings of panic
and triggers intense dread.
Uncontrolled shaking, crying,
heart racing, and more…
making you feel crazy
like others said before.
But we are not crazy!
These responses are real!
But most don’t understand
and can’t imagine how we feel.
Unless you’ve lived with abuse
and for your life you ran…
these triggers of intense anxiety
you will not understand.
Like a soldier in a war
with battles all around
PTSD is very real
and in many abuse victims it’s found.
© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2013