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Finding Our Voices is a non-profit organization in Colorado Springs that sponsors an art exhibit each April. The event showcases artistic expressions of survivors of sexual abuse and their allies. Artists are invited to exhibit in the annual April FOV Art Show for Sexual Abuse Awareness Month (SAAM)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Finding Our Voices Poetry Submission

Thank you to Nicole Wross for submitting

"The Cry of the Unseen Child"

Where is the witness of a childhood scarred.
It’s the pain, the anguish, the very soul marred.
No champion to vanquish, life simple, now hard.
The deed once done, to never be erased.
Control to be won, a predator to be faced.
A life now undone, a child now replaced.
Is this a nightmare? Can this be a dream?
Shall I hide inside this fear, or out loud shall I scream?
My innocence to tear, while my tears go unseen.
Broken is the heart, empty are the eyes.
Thy spirit to depart, a victim now inside.
Future, halted, at the start. Only the past now to bide.
Can wounds heal in time, if time is no more?
Will forgiveness e’er by mine, my value to restore?
Shame and guilt intertwine, walls are built, yet no door.
If only, yet I must, this pain to reveal.
It is I whom I disgust, yet no longer do I feel.
What is stolen is trust, in a world no longer real.
From this very thing, my soul shall awake.
It is all or nothing, my life to retake.
Hope is everything, I am not a mistake.
It is all or nothing, my life to retake.
Hope is everything, I am not a mistake…


  1. Thank you for this honest and profound poem!

  2. Very heartbreaking yet inspiring poem.

    With Hope,