During the night wake up
Shaking and crying from nightmares,
Feel like they are here and it is happening again
Am feeling terrified, alone, and hurt.
Decide that I need to talk to someone,
Pick up the phone and call crisis line,

The lady on the other end of phone
Asks me to take deep breaths
I start to breathe and start to cry more,
I am getting in touch with the feelings,
Sitting on the floor, I feel my leg shaking,
Then my whole body starts to shake,
And the tears are streaming down my face

Take another breathe and know that I am safe
I start to tell her what has happened to me
She is there and listening to me
She tells me that it is okay to cry
And to keep breathing into the pain,

That feeling is the only way to work through this.
I do not want to breathe into the pain
But I listen to her and trust her
Breathing deeply helps me to stay in my
Body and express the feelings that I need tobreathe-here-life

Author: shellback0608

Julie "Jewels" is an Author, Poet, Nia Blue Belt, Green Belt, White Belt dance instructor, Reiki Jin Kei Do Energy Healer, and advocate. When she is not writing, you can find her learning new Nia routines, listening to healing music, taking photographs, playing with her dog and spending time with her friends and family.

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