My poems will soon be published in this anthology but  wont be blogged as my words don’t paint a pretty picture. I come from an abusive family. Caroline and Paul [Parallax] inspired me then Gabriela offered the vehicle but once I scratched the surface, her word count was nominal, the pus had to erupt.

I was treated unfairly, very differently to my siblings but had avoided facing the reality until a retreat in 2005 gave me the space. That’s when my poetry exploded.

I sincerely thank my family for they made me who I am today … more resilient. I share this to remind you not to judge others coz you really have no idea what they have endured. Such cruelty scars deeply and society has to own such violence before we can really protect children who should be ‘safe’ in their own homes!

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