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I Will Not Be Silent

I live my life out loud, not because I want to hurt anyone, but because I want to stop hurting. I live my life out loud because the secrets have cost us too much. I live my life out loud, not to alienate those who hurt me, but to welcome and soothe those who feel…

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Naivete

I was so proud of you, as you stood in your cap and gown. A college graduate at age 50, you overcame so much to walk that stage. Teen pregnancy Drugs Alcohol Abuse Lies Hatred Hostility Insecurity and Pain each accepted their degrees before you and seemed to disappear into the crowd. The class of…

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The Bucket of Tears is Empty

Your perfect wife abused me as a child abused her son told her boyfriend’s friend he could have sex with me. I was 12. Your perfect wife called the mother she supposedly loved so much to tell her she was a horrible parent. The night before major surgery. Your perfect wife tried to drown me–twice,…