Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tolson 4 TEARS Cheers "This Tangled Web"

Kate Swift, who is an amazing artist, author, and advocate, shared this poem for Beyond the Tears: A True Survivor's Story. Imagine how someone feels when a friend contemplates suicide! Thanks Kate. 


NOT WILLING, NOT READY
TO SAY GOODBYE
WAY TOO EARLY
TO MOURN A LIFE
TAKEN SO PREMATURELY
NOT WILLING, NOT READY
TO STAND AT YOUR GRAVESIDE
THAT VOICE IN YOUR HEAD
TOLD YOU A REAL BAD LIE
NOT WILLING, NOT READY
TO SEE YOUR FAMILY IN PIECES
SUICIDE IMPRISONS MORE SOULS
THAN IT RELEASES
NOT WILLING, NOT READY
TO SAY GOODBYE
BECAUSE THIS IS NOT
YOUR TIME TO DIE
NOT WILLING, NOT READY
THIS IS NOT
GOODBYE.


Kate Swift compiled stories and essays by, for, and about survivors of sexual assault in the book Silent No More: A Collection of Works by Reaching Survivors of Sexual Abuse. "This book is about a group of survivors and those who support them coming together to be a voice for the voiceless...to shed more light on what it takes to survive."

R.S.O.S.A. is an online community that serves "as an outlet for survivors to share their restoration experiences and to gain from peer to peer support."



You can visit This Tangled Web where Kate Swift shares her journey through the pain and chaos of healing from childhood sexual abuse. She shares poetry and art therapy to reach out to other survivors of sexual abuse 




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