When one goes through trauma, especially a sexual trauma, it tends to take away your voice or at least diminish it. The pain can cause a person to completely lose who they were, are and had planned to be. Innocence lost is a lost like no other. It would seem unrecoverable. The pain is hard and some have a hard road to wholeness, some have PTSD for the rest of their lives, but with determination and hard work we can learn to love ourselves again. My therapy was writing poetry, writing in my journal or writing stories. I encourage you to write through the pain. It helps with the fearful attacks of long ago memories. The Featured Image is one of my on the road to healing poems.