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I've Been There

written by: Hayley Burwood

@Hayleyburwood2

 

I've been a victim of abuse
I've been tormented and used
I've been tied up and raped
I've been hurt inside of hate

But I'm proud to say I've left it behind
Where I am now I can say I've shined
Where I am now is more positive
Where I am now I look where I lived

In a house of sorrow and cold hearts
In a house where my life fell apart
A better person for what I've been through
I take it in and love what I do

By reaching out to others like me
Showing and guiding them what I see
I love to help in a way no one could
By sharing my story as I should

Spread the love so everybody knows
Don't live in fear of the unknown
There will be a light that makes you strong
There will be a place where you will belong

No more will I suffer in silence or alone
No need to worry ill carry you home
I'll shout out loud leave me be
Can other people now hear me

Hayley Burwood

Hayley Burwood

I am a 41 year old woman who has learning disabilities and mental health problems too. I have a 12 year old child who lives with me, it hasn’t been easy but with the right support I'm managing. I have problems with confidence and self-esteem. I've been through domestic abuse, emotional and sexual abuse as a child, including physical abuse here and there. I really like writing poetry and needed a chance to show what I can do. It makes me feel happy. I feel I can express how I feel through my poetry. I would like to gain awareness for people who are struggling and going through tough times, I've done speeches and read my poetry aloud at lots of events. And it helps me a lot. Everybody has a voice. I really hope my work gets through to people’s hearts and they realise that I have talents and life issues to share as well.
Hayley Burwood

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