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Working together to end domestic violence and abuse.

We have just finished a 12-week course of the Recovery Toolkit in Brecon and seven participants successfully completed the programme.

 

Recovery toolkit 1 The women really enjoyed attending the group, and in addition to a great deal of discussion, lots of fun was had and the sessions were punctuated with laughter.

 At the final session, the women were proud to receive their certificates of achievement with pride, and one woman read out 2 inspirational poems she has written which we would like to share with you below:

 

 

Recovery toolkit Brecon

 

 

 

 

I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW THE SKY WAS BLUE. I DID NOT KNOW.  I DID NOT KNOW THE CLOUDS COULD MOVE. I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW THE SUN COULD DANCE. I DID NOT KNOW. I DID NOT KNOW THE SUN WAS THERE. I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW THE TREES COULD BREATHE. I DID NOT KNOW. I DID NOT KNOW THE RAIN WAS SO POWERFUL. I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW THE BIRDS COULD SING, OR THAT THEY SANG TO ME. I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW THE MOON COULD CHANGE SHAPE. I DID NOT KNOW. I DID NOT KNOW THE SEA WAS ALIVE.  I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW LOVE COULD BE SO PAINFUL. I DID NOT KNOW. I DID NOT KNOW LOVE COULD BE SO RICH. I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW LIVING COULD BE SO HARD. I DID NOT KNOW. I DID NOT KNOW LIVING COULD BE SO BEAUTIFUL. I DID NOT KNOW.

I DID NOT KNOW I HAD CHOICES.

I KNOW NOW…..

 

If I could fly.

If only I could fly, I would fly high up ….. up into the sky.

If I could fly, I would flap my wing and fly over the clouds, mountains, sea, trees and people, people like me.

If I could fly, I would travel the world, feel the wind but never feel the cold.

If I could fly, I could see the beauty all around me, seeing that we are all different living in the same world not yours, not mine, but the divine.

If I could fly, I would feel free, free as a bird spreading my wings and sing, sing, sing.

If I could fly, I would look down into the sea, into the ocean, into the rain feeling your pain.

If I could fly, I would choose you, to be by my side, seeing what I see and to be my guide.

If I could fly, high into the trees, just look up wave and….. you will see me.

©Theresa Hammond (February 2017)