Nightmares… After Seeing An Ex

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Nightmares…
after seeing an ex!
And hearing his negativity…
never knowing what’s next.
And feeling his stabs…
like criticisms of the past…
but leaving as soon as possible…
for his presence no longer lasts.
Then waking up after dreams…
of all the hurt he has done…
and knowing you’re better off…
with the new life you’ve begun.
For the abuses of our past…
is no longer what we have to feel…
but some triggers remain…
so let’s pray for God to totally heal.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2018.

 

TRIGGERS!!! How They Raise Their Ugly Head!

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TRIGGERS!!…
how they raise their ugly head!
And just when we think they’re gone…
they stir up bad memories instead.
Then feelings of anger or fear…
or even bitterness ensue…
when all these memories return…
of the abuses we’ve been through.
And while the abusers walk around…
acting like they’ve done no wrong… 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.

Continue reading

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

DV Awareness Day #5: TRIGGERS Are Real

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Too many people do not understand the effects of abuse and trauma on it’s victims. The triggers that remain are very real and can be debilitating to it’s victims. (See the attached blog postings)

TRIGGERS are real…
with painful memories of the past…
with fear and panic that arise…
like the blow of a shotgun blast.
But too many don’t understand…
for they have not walked in our shoes..
so they can’t even comprehend…
cause they may never have been abused.
But those who have experienced it…
know their triggers and it’s effect…
for C-PTSD in abuse victims…
is more common than most expect. Continue reading