Easing my way back into writing with mindfulness, introspection, and writing challenges.
A frightening thought this amnesia!! Wouldn't want to go that way!!
I didn't have a choice. Mind shut down by age 3. No memories of yuck until my 40s. No child has a choice when it happens :(
Absolutely amazing and I can certainly relate beautiful no way I can write a better haiku than this
Powerful! Facing down painful memories takes so much courage! Bravo!
This is a very powerful haiku.
Thank you, all. Sorry for the heaviness but sometimes this writing is such a strong release for me. These prompts just lead me there. Appreciate your support!
Memory loss is such a burden. Thanks for writing this.
Incredible poem, whole different direction.
Unfortunately, my direction but seem to be at a point of purging whatever feelings are left over through writing. Please bear with me. I know it's coming out strongly. But I also don't want to edit myself until I think it crosses a line. Healing is happening.
This is scary ... how can life be if you can't go back to the past?
When abuse begins usually before age 6 and is consistant, the child's mind develops amnesia as a coping mechanism. Scary memories trapped in trauma bubbles (as way of explanation). Trauma bubble drifts through loosening amnesia and memorie leaks through. Don't remember all of it, but enough to get sense of how bad it was. I'm on tail end of healing. Not like it was in the beginning. Devastating to survivors who aren't believed for having late life memories from when so young. Not our fault. It's a good question.