AN ODE FOR OUR HEALING GARDEN
By Leah Johnson, former President of Friends of the CAC and Founding Member
Images, memories flood our minds
Bruises, broken bones, innocent lives lost
To maltreatment - sickness, tragedy.
Endeavors to amend their lot in life, bring healing, and
Keep the promise of a safe childhood
Unexpectedly become disrupted by forces beyond our control.
The trauma of abuse leaves behind a weight of sadness, disappointment, feelings of betrayal.
Maltreatment, an immoral blemish, leaves a residue to purge from consciousness.