The Realization of Victim Mentality

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The realization of victim mentality…
is a definite must…
for many victims hurt others…
whom they can definitely trust.
For in all their efforts…
to avoid more abuse…
they avoid the real issues… Continue reading

Casualties of War

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Casualties of war…
happen among those who serve…
but many survivors feel so broken…
and don’t get the support they deserve.
For the suicide rate of our veterans…
seems to rise year by year…
for the traumas they’ve experienced… Continue reading

A Poem for Victims: Lingering Triggers (Psalm 107:19)

This is for the many who have never experienced violence and triggers from PTSD. These triggers are real and totally involuntary, causing many victims to relive their traumas again and again.

Memories! Oh, those memories…
triggering responses from the mind.
Like feeling your abuser,
coming up from behind.

Like a single word,
whispered in a threat.
Like a string of curses,
yelled with “you’ll regret”.

Memories! Oh, these memories…
how we long to forget..
they keep triggering responses,
breaking us out in sweat.

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Portraits of Courage (By President George W. Bush)

In honor of July 4th and those who have fought for our independence, I want to tell you all about President George W. Bush’s initiative to honor the men and women who have courageously served this country. Many of these servicemen and women have suffered wounds, both visible and invisible while fighting for us. I encourage all of you to check it out,  Portraits of Courage– A collection of portraits, painted by President Bush, with stories of courage honoring these men and women.

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A Poem for Victims: Lingering Triggers (Psalm 107:19)

This is for the many who have suffered abuse and suffer triggers from PTSD. These triggers are real and the memories are painful. I pray for healing and restoration for all victims of abuse.

Memories! Oh, those memories…
triggering responses from the mind.
Like feeling your abuser,
coming up from behind.

Like a single word,
whispered in a threat.
Like a string of curses,
yelled with “you’ll regret”. Continue reading