Thursday, May 29, 2008


So many abused people
Remember hiding
Trying to be invisible
To be out of harm's reach

Hiding, always hiding
under the bed or in the closet
in the woods or in the treetops
Under a bush or behind a chair

Hiding thoughts and beliefs
Burying feelings
Trying to keep pieces intact
Deep inside and far away


Clueless said...

I love what you are doing with your site. I know way too much about hiding. Even though I am safe now, I sometimes still feel like I need to justify existing and I remember that in a group that I was in the therapist said that if I could have gone through the wall I would have...I had become one with the wall.

I've been following you for a while and decided to add you to my blogroll. I was wondering if you would take a look at my site and do the same...if you have one. I can't remember.

Tanya T. Warrington said...

Clueless, how sad to feel like you have to justify existing. I too find myself justifying things. For me it is justifying asking for a favor, justifying having an opinion, or justifying my right to have feelings. It's a journey...

Recommended Books

  • 10 Lifesaving Principles for Women in Difficult Marriages by Karla Downing
  • A Way of Hope by Leslie J. Barner
  • Angry Men and the Women Who Love Them by Paul Hegstrom
  • Battered But Not Broken by Patricia Riddle Gaddis
  • Boundaries by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  • Bradshaw on the Family by John Bradshaw
  • Caring Enough to Forgive/Not Forgive by David Augsburger
  • Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
  • Healing the Wounded Heart by Dr. Dan B. Allendar
  • Keeping the Faith: Questions and Answers for the Abused Woman by Marie M. Fortune
  • Perfect Daughters by Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
  • Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics by Herbert L. Gravitz and Julie D. Bowden
  • Safe People by Dr Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  • Slay Your Own Dragons by Nancy Good
  • The Cinderella Syndrome by Lee Ezell
  • The Dance of Anger by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D.
  • The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee
  • Turning Fear to Hope by Holly Wagner Green
  • When Violence Comes Home: Help for Victims of Spouse Abuse by Tim Jackson and Jeff Olson
  • Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft