Poems on the journey of finding love in the world and within myself as I remember the past events and memories lost in years of childhood trauma and learning to live with Dissociative Identity Disorder brought on from early childhood abuse and trauma. I have discovered that people we meet in passing whether for a few quick seconds, or a lifelong relationship can have a huge impact on the heart.
I am simply Mary and have been incredibly lucky to manage a successful career in real estate. This is my second book of poems with the first being Because of One Little Red Heart. From the time I was small, it was predicted that I was destined for failure. My family did not believe in education or even showing small acts of kindness or any love. The children in my parents’ house had to fend for themselves just like me. I still struggle every day with the acceptance of Dissociative Identity Disorder brought on from early and ongoing childhood sexual abuse and trauma. The feeling of what time is, or should feel like has been a real puzzle to me. Days can feel amazingly fast with being absent, or painfully long as time feels like it freezes leaving me unable to move. Most days can feel like I just wander, not feeling part of this world and all the love it has to offer. I began to write one poem, then another in hopes to find a connection to love, time, others and myself. I have learned we don't have to be alone in our journey to get back what was taken away from us.