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RESCUED!! When I did not even know that I needed it!

RESCUED!! When I did not even know that I needed it! Posted by secretangel One of the big problems with verbal and emotional abuse is that it is progressive. It happens mildly, jokingly, and infrequently at first and then it increases. It becomes more frequent and more severe, with moments of explosiveness. The explosive phases […]

The Eye of The Tiger, Part 5

Chapter 5 – Acceptance A Five Part Series, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 I will crawl through my past Over stones blood and glass In the ruins Reaching under the fence As I try to make sense In the ruins But if I am to heal I must first learn to feel […]

The Eye of the Tiger, Part 4

Chapter 4 – Depression A Five Part Series, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3   I’ve built walls, A fortress deep and mighty, That none may penetrate. I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain. It’s laughter and it’s loving I disdain. I am a rock, I am an island. Don’t talk of love, […]

The Eye of the Tiger, Part 3

Chapter 3 – Bargaining A Five Part Series, Part 1, Part 2 I’m not bending tonight But, I’m twisted and turned And broken down But I’m starting to know The sound of something, No one, and yet, Everything. Well if God’s here tonight Are you here tonight? Maybe you could grab me up, Stand me […]

The Eye of the Tiger, Part 2

Chapter 2 – Anger A Five Part Series, Part 1 I’ve an image in my pocket Of some dark demon That temptation brought to life And it chokes all of my breath out I’m scratching and screaming’ ‘Til morning comes to night Melissa Etheridge Numb. Broken.  Angry.  Alone.  Scared. Ashamed.  Guilty. Silent. I had just […]

The Eye of the Tiger, Part 1

Chapter 1 – Denial A Five Part Series Dance with me forever This moment is divine I’m so close to heaven This hell is not mine This hell is not mine Melissa Etheridge I am not a victim anymore.  Nor am I a survivor.  I am just a woman – daughter, wife and mother who […]

The Pit

When I was about 6 years old, I drew this in class: After my mother passed away in December 2010, I found this picture in a stack of papers my mother had saved. A few months ago, when I showed the picture to a long-time family friend, she laughed from the memory and told me […]

I had to survive

I have started reading the Pslams a bit more lately and found there is a lot more to my story. I am writing this with a little fear in my heart, but I am not letting fear control me anymore. There was quite a manuscript written once about my married life, my psychologist has it […]