Poetry

Never Give Up

Possible trigger warning,
read on at your own risk.

What would you do
if your childhood
consisted of
violence and pain
from time spent
on your back?

© Sarah Doughty

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59 thoughts on “Never Give Up”

  1. Sarah, the pain in your poem and the hope in the title takes the reader through a full range of emotions. I cannot begin to imagine what you experienced but feel blessed to share what has emerged through your wonderful poetry.

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  2. You can run away from it, trying, to EVADE your pasts from haunting you like those who’d done so in my life, or, you can do like I had, find out the truths about what actually happened, go through the breakdown and eventually, you will come out above, because we are NOT that easily broken at all, we are NO porcelain dolls here!!!

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    1. You’re right. Unfortunately my memories were much worse than I thought possible. I refuse to give in, but at the same time, it’s a long process to overcome all those years of development and wiring. Thank you for the kind words. 😊

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  3. Great poetry meets Danny’s question of the day 😉

    Did you add the warning after posting your poem? I only received the poem by mail, and I thought to myself, “thank God I never had to go through that kind of situation… This would have brought back memories for sure!”

    This is a very special piece, very moving and thought provoking… *love*

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  4. “Never Give Up” is the perfect title for this. Because that’s what I have been doing for the last twenty-something years. And that’s exactly what all of us survivors will hopefully continue to do. It’s hard, but giving up means he wins. And I’m not willing to let him win. Not today. Tomorrow will be another struggle, but today I choose me.

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    1. Thank you. It wasn’t easy by any stretch of the imagination. I hoped it was a little more abstract, but people are coming to similar conclusions so I feel a trigger warning might be necessary. Thank you for taking the time to comment. 😊

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