Violent Trauma: I Will Not Remain Silent Poem by Dennis Ryan

Violent Trauma: I Will Not Remain Silent



February 17,2015; Sunday morning, January 22,2023

I will not remain silent.
I am a victim of violent trauma,
my younger son Shawn more so.
Trauma has changed us;
we are different persons now.
I understand the meaning of suffering,
and my life has taken a deeper, darker turn.
I continually call all my values into question.

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Topic(s) of this poem: trauma,violence,suffering,identity,family,father and son,police brutality,voice,silence,victim
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Trauma always changes a person. Overcoming trauma is an arduous task, but it can be done as I have done.
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Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan

Wellsville, New York
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