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I Survived

by Philipa Murray

Picture of a red flower amongst thorns.
Image credit: Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

Violated and abused

Undervalued and used

I survived it all

For years I struggled with all that had been done

I've wanted to die,

more than once

It wasn't the pain that made me stronger

I did that all on my own

But it was a test of my endurance

And endure I will,

nobody can hurt me now


Black and white photo of the author, Philipa Murray.
Philipa Murray

Philipa Murray is a 24 years old from New Zealand. She is the mother of a wonderful little girl. Philipa has a diploma in creative writing and has been published in an anthology entitled Rise Up Rabid Souls, edited by Debra May Silver.


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