Abuse takes away your ability to dream.
It takes away every dream you ever had.
Life becomes about getting through each day being safe.
Just being safe!
And that seems like even too much to ask for.
Just being safe is all you are left wanting.
Nothing else matters!
Things lose there meaning.
You can’t be present to experience, what for others would be a dream come true.
Life becomes intense and filled with fear.
No one feels safe to you.
Life itself feels dangerous.
You become hyper vigilant because at any moment the worst could happen.
It is not a matter of if, but when.
This is a glimpse inside the heart of someone who has been abused…
Who’s only dream is to be safe!
“…Someday I wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me
Oh, somewhere over the the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Why, oh why, can’t I?…”