Category Archives: Incest

I LEFT THIS OUT OF MY BOOK

I couldn’t find the article for a proper citation so I didn’t put it in my book on incest. I’ve added it now to my page on Incest.

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He Adored Her All His Life

Spoiler:  Tragedy She listened well, very well. When he was drunk, she could put him back on track. He was so full of himself  (aka her) that one day when he stepped on her she stuck to the bottom of … Continue reading

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When I Run into My Father for d’Verse by an incest survivor

When I run into my father in heaven, What would I do? What should I do? I hope he’s in heaven. I hope I am too.  

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Could I Re-Write My Childhood?

I guess I have been holding back some of my resentment. I’m in a  nice normal poetry group on the outside and they love to laugh at my funny lines. This isn’t a therapy group–far from it. It’s a nice … Continue reading

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MY AUTHOR’S NOTE

I look in the mirror and see a strangely content woman losing her femininity to the neutering of old age.  I’m not sure why I cover the gray. Perhaps I want to be seen as someone still to be reckoned … Continue reading

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SAFETY FOR US SURVIVORS

I would like everyone to be safe, but sometimes survivors who have been abused need to be especially cautious, because of a tendency to expect abuse and not watch out for it.  This may be especially true for incest survivors. … Continue reading

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Wise Words of Roland C. Summit

From”Hidden Victims, Hidden Pain: Societal Avoidance of Child Sexual Abuse,” in Lasting Effects of  Child Sexual Abuse,” p. 57,  Gail Wyatt and Gloria Powell eds. There is a sad, self-preserving irony about a world that cannot see its own cruelty filled … Continue reading

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