GFW PTSD Home | Site Map | Site Search
PTSD Resources for Survivors and Caregivers
Survivors find peer support
A good friend told me I needed to find a "release." They reminded me I used to draw and play piano. For some reason, I forgot about these two things I loved to do. About 2 weeks ago, I bought some art supplies and put them away. I was having a bad, sleepless night due to nightmares and finally pulled them out. It gave me a focus and kept my mind in some order, plus the night went by quicker. Here is what came out of my head.
Whispers in my ear, of my own soul I hold near. They portray me and betray me, They will not leave me be. My mind it will not settle, these whispers cause me pain. My heart, my mind, my body and soul. Has everything been in vain?
These whispers keep me up at night, In sleep they don't refrain. They speak of loss, of sorrow, of anger and rage, of things I'll never attain. I cannot smile, I cannot breathe. I fear that everyone can see. The confusion and the fear, the vulnerable side of me.
How did all this happen? Why was I so blind? I want things back the way they were, Peaceful in my mind.
I became so lost, my entire world torn I fight back for being wronged and it's me who ends up scorned.
I'll never understand what happened, how my whole world fell apart. But I'll struggle, claw and grasp at straws to mend my deadened heart.
Am I perfect? No, far from it. I don't know how to react. The anger wells, the fear, it swells. My jealousy, a Devils pact.
There is no God, there cannot be. The bullshit people say. It does not help, or justify being treated in this way. A bitch, and ass hole is what you say I am. I hope that's not what you thought of me before the lies and scams.
My head, it hurts. My body, it aches. Twisted thoughts, I fear my sanity is at stake. It's very hard to carry on, my thoughts I cant convey. Maybe the whispers will let me be, hopefully, probably....Maybe someday.
- A passionate paper folder shares her folding designs.
"Aaron as a young boy"
"Salt Flats of Destruction"
"Morning Glory Spiral"
A struggle between light and darkness
like good verses evil
each a powerful contender.
In the light a small boat
with a record of doing good
now overcome in a unforeseen storm
desperate with loss.
The battle pursues
with darkness fast approaching.
Undetected in the distance
a large ship
sees the distressed boat
with its sails aglow in the light.
A symbolic rescue
seems to be winning
even though you're in the light.
"Water and Sky"
"Waiting on the Judgement"
"Not Knowing the Way Out"
"Daniel in the Lion's Pit"
"Girl on Bus"
"Girl & Owl"
"Afflictions of the Butterfly Goddess"
Addiction | Adoption | Auto Accidents | Chaplains, Police, EMT | Childhood & Adult Sexual Victimization | Compassion Fatigue
Culture, Race, and Ethnicity | Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault | Grief | Journalists, Survivors, and the Media
Male Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence | Partners & Families | PTSD Treatment & Recovery | PTSD and Health
PTSD and Workplace Issues | Recovery & Self Help | Resiliency | School Disasters
Spirituality & Trauma | Survivor Guilt | Trauma Responses in the Aftermath of Disasters | Veterans & Their Families
PTSD Etiquette: Finding The Right Words | Meditations | Support Pals Humor Grab Bag
Support Pals Share Inspirational Stories | Support Pals Share Favorite Healing Ideas | Support Pals Book Reviews
Support Pals Finding A Therapist | Support Pals Talk About Living With PTSD | Support Pals Favorite Books & Music
Support Pals Discuss: What PTSD Means To Me | Military Family Resources | Support Groups | Internet Links | Retreats & Respites
Conferences, Workshops and Seminars | PTSD & Trauma Bookstore | Poetry | Art | Music | Survivor Psalm | Memory Shouldn't Be...
Mission Statement | What People Are Saying | Support GFW | Frank Ochberg's Bio | Joyce Boaz's Bio | Board Members | Contact Us
Awards | Band of Angels | What's New | View Our PSAs | Site Search | Guestbook
Copyright © 1995 - 2020 Gift from Within, Camden, Maine 04843
html Conversion Copyright © 1995 - 2020 SourceMaine, Belfast, Maine 04915
Content may not be reproduced on websites without express permission. Please link instead.
Last updated by
on 25 February 2019