If I spoke from the heart and you could hear
You could ride the sound
Back to the beginning and see you who you are
If I spoke from the heart, my tears would be a river
Running to the sea
Into an ocean of sweetest water
If I spoke from the heart, my joyful laughter
Would fill the universe
And ring the galaxies like a wind chime
If I spoke from the heart, you would hear
My voice call
From time past, present and to come
All our wounded children, it would heal them
Every last one of them
The world, if ever it were, would be whole again.
Contact RAINN (800) 656-4673. They will connect you with counselors in your area or contact 1in6 for more information about male survivors.
Globally, it is estimated that up to 1 billion children aged 2–17 years, have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the past year.
1 in 6 Males are Sexual Abuse Survivors / Psychology Today
Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse by Mike Lew. Dorais, Michel. (2008). Don’t Tell: The Sexual Abuse of Boys. McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Poem first appeared in “The Fires of Spring” by Rayn Roberts. Now out of print.
Poem appeared first in “The Fires of Spring”
by Rayn Roberts 2002