Content Warning: Please be aware that some of the stories on these pages contain details and descriptions of abuse which you might find disturbing or upsetting.

Poem by Michelle


 I am lost in this darkness, I can’t see a light

Tormented by my demons, they come worse at night.

 

I am lost in this spiral of unspeakable pain

Longing for a rainbow that comes after the rain.

 

My head, it’s pounding and my stomach aches from keeping it tight

I feel like I’ve been in a real bad fight.

 

But this fight is old, it was years ago

Yet here I am battling this continuous flow.

 

A flow of anger and of grief and pain

Will I ever be rid of this overwhelming shame?

 

I still hear a whisper from yesteryear

As though he was right here whispering into my ear.

 

My heart starts to pound and my body, it stiffens and trembles

That’s it, am gone, away back to them days, it’ll take a while for me now to reassemble.

 

In a bottomless pit, I take myself away,

I shut out the world, nobody is allowed in, that’s it, go away!

 

Negative thoughts overload my head

There’s no rest for the wicked, not even in bed.

 

I am lost in this darkness, I can’t see a light

Tormented by my demons, they come worse at night.

 

I am lost in this spiral of unspeakable pain

Longing for that rainbow to come after the rain.

Please note, our team are taking a short break over Christmas as will not be checking emails regularly. We'll respond once we are back on Tuesday 3rd January. Thank you for understanding.


Subscribe to our Newsletter

If you would like to be updated on news from The Maggie Oliver Foundation and subscribe to our Newsletter then please enter the preferred email address below:

I consent to the Privacy Policy and to my data being used to process this form.

© Copyright 2024 Maggie Oliver Foundation | CIO REG: 1185267

Website design by Beyond Your Brand

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Read our Privacy Policy to find out more.