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The Marionette Heart Poetry - Emotions of a Child Abuse Survivor

by Jane Walsh

Published by Jane Walsh at Smashwords

Copyright 2013 Jane Walsh

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Table of Contents

Section 1 On Childhood
Section 2 Observations on Love
Section 3 Deafness and A Memorial to My Darling Baby Brother
Section 4 On Writing; The Passage of Time and A Moment of Love
Section 5 My Hope and Thanks for Reading
About the Author


This is a short collection of deeply emotional, true-life, poetry regarding child abuse, abandonment, neglect, a broken heart and, finally, survival. It was written over several years and expresses the anguish and heartbreak of an unwanted, abused child, who grew up thinking that there was no such thing as family, trust or love.

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