We are fragile, yet we do not recognize it. When something horrible and life-changing happens to us we try to shake it like a duck propelling the water from its feathers and then hide it deep in our subconscious to try to appear that all is well, when every decision we make after that is in direct correlation to what happened to you. It has a name. . .. Trauma! By PendaTe@2022

The yells,

the screams,

the fist hits

received by -.

The sword’s sharp words,

“You ain’t gonna be,”

spoken by -.

Echoes of bombs and gunshots

forever ringing in the ears.

Blood-covered body parts scattered

fresh in my mind

from decades gone by.



touches – by him!

Lost child,

heart stopped,

still can’t breathe.

Drunk driver survival,

love of your life forever taken.

Horrendous events of nature,

taken up by the wind,

buried by layers of rocks,

or swept under by liquid life.

Unspoken shameful secrets

tearing your soul apart daily.



Their imprint on

my body,

my mind,

on my soul…

Crushing my chest,

shaking and electrifying my nerves,

pulling me down this

endless black hole.

Walls growing higher

then the Empire.

Fight or Flight 24/7.

Repeating the inflictions

on self and others,

as I self-loath,

floating in this


Monsters chasing me

in and out of my dreams.

Visions of terror appearing real.

Purpose and focus

lost in the fog of my thoughts.


my heart away from love.

Helpless to change this course.




and shut down

as I seemingly search

for the road to


By PendaTe@copyright!

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives. Psychologists can help these individuals find constructive ways of managing their emotions.