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Oct 15, 2009
So many walk within the shadow of their battered childhood selves...
by: Darlene Barriere - Webmaster

I believe the answers lie in your SELF, Kennesaw; in Who You Really Are. And Who You Really Are is so much more than what you lived as that precious little boy. Thank you for sharing with my visitors and me your innermost feelings in such profoundly touching prose.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir


Oct 15, 2009
haunting but true
by: Lois Ducharme

I read your poem with tears in my eyes. It is true that the pain doesn't go away with age. My son had a different type of abuse but it lingered until he died at age 41. I hope you find peace and I hope that you will write more. I find it healing for me. maybe it will be for you. I wasn't even the one abused. I will follow your story if it continues.

Oct 16, 2009
Always Believe in Yourself. Gifted one
by: maurice

While you sure put abuse in perspective to a degree never the less healing from it begins and ends with you. I know it as I could have have stewed away in my own dealing with it if I did not do something about it. It took me until I was 33 before I began doing something about all that was going on beside because of what I would now regard as being very mild physical abuse of corporal punishmnet and spanking on the bare bottom. The effects of abuse will last if we fail to seek out all the help that is around us. Darlene is truly at her wits end explaining this in all her comments. She believe I must take action myself if I am not to be crippled with having been abused as an innocet child and nieve teenager. I must grow up in my own right. It takes time but I must LOVE mysefl enough to seek out help. It is the only way Think positive, act positive, be positive once you realize I must do something about the misery having been abused has (is) making me. I am wonderful, I am beautiful, I have a beautiful body, I'm Special, I need to love me. There's great people around you to love you, hug you back to living your life to the full each day you wake up. thay are your true compannions to walk with you through life. Hi there are therapists/counsellors waiting there for you to say I need help

Oct 16, 2009
Child Abuse Story From Kennesaw
by: KJA

That was a very sad, and painful poem. it reminded me a lot of what i go threw now. i hope u find peace, i hope we both do. this site gives me hope, hope that one day we will eventually move on and have a brighter life. but right now its grey.

Oct 20, 2009
Thanks for all the comments.
by: Anonymous

I have long ago worked through my childhood and I now do public speaking engagments to effect change or to comfort others. I also speak about the importance of education to teenagers. I write a humor column in several papers and have written several books. Child abuse does not define who or what I am. It is however my lifes work. Bravo to all of you who have the nerve to post your stories here, it's the first step to taking control of your life. Thank you so much you dear woman for what you do. Kennesaw

From Darlene: Thank YOU, Kennesaw, thank YOU. Perhaps our paths will cross as speakers.

A Video Reading by Darlene Barriere
Darlene Barriere
Webmaster: www.child-abuse-effects.com
Violence & Abuse Prevention Educator
Author: On My Own Terms, A Memoir

Oct 21, 2009
How beautiful on the mountain are the feet that bring good news
by: mauric

For forty years now I have walked and talked with children and their families in many parts of the Globe. Building up their self respect and self worth especially those who were low in their self esteem. Kennesaw you are gifted, the chosen one especially when you assure darlene and all her visitors Abuse does not rule our lives. We take charge of our own destiny after abuse. you are a true example of that as indeed is our very special Darlene. You both give hope to the many.
Thank You.

Nov 03, 2009
poem that i understand
by: paul myers

WOW!!! I get it!!! Trust ME I GET... WE are BROTHERS in that way!!! Great writing.
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