This New Dawn

sexual abuse shame

Stolen Childhood
Part II


She lived this experience
for four years until
she and her parents moved.
Away from the boys she felt safe,
but in her heart the guilt and
shame just grew and grew.
She had sinned against God.
She was doomed to hell.
Her anguish was insurmountable.
She became a loner,
a black hole of emotional need.
No one understood her.
How could they?
It was her secret
Which she could share
with no one.
Low self esteem,
no feeling of worth,
she felt ugly,
inside and out.
She hated everything
about herself.
Her mental anguish
was excruciating.