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Four Poetry books of
The Survivor Monument Project




  Chapter 1: Wrapped Around Rage
    Out of Control: by C.
Primal Scream: by Hazel Diane Galati
Alone: by Monica Mitchell
In Suffering: by Chandra Ponce
Ugly: by Ruth Cook
The Touch: by Ruth Cook

Frozen Muscles: by Maureen McGowan
Hatred: by T.
My Turn To Live: by Tracy Kloske
ABUSE: by M.
Heaven Sent: by Dorothy Brown
Getting On: by Rhonda MacRae
Together - To Stephen: by S.
  Chapter 2: Soul Of A Child
    Makes Ya Wonder: by Barbara Peer Cavin
Eyes Shut Tight: by Vera Anne Wolynsky
Shattered Youth: by T.
A Child’s Grief: by April Howard
Flashbacks: by Jackie Turner
Dare to Hope: by B.
Letter to Michael: by B.

Too Damaged for Love?: by J.
My Child: by Maureen McGowan
A Blanket of Love: by I.
Coming Home: by J.
Wild Flower Dancing: by L.
Turned to Stone: by Cherylyn Tannor
Find the Sunshine: by Cherylyn Tannor

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, I Pray…: by Sharon Jones
Telling My Father: by Jackie Turner
Traps: by Babette Healy
One Flight of Steps: by B.
Questions: by S. (Age 17)
Memory of Hands: by Heather
A Shattered Soul Survives: by April Howard
Once an Old Story: by Gerry Brodey
Healing the Wounds: by Dorothy Brown

    When I Was Lost: by Jake Goertzen
You Came Back: by M.
To Jo: by Phil Sarazan
To Protect: by Patricia Bear Claw
Healing: by M.
Never Alone: by Sarah Ninnie
Association: by SMDR
Healing Hands: by Maria Moutsatsos
How Can I Help: by Wallace Clint
Presence: by Kim Moncur
Through Darkness and Thorns: by D.V.P.
Finger Prints: by Sheila Pavey

Dear God: by Sallie Thayer
There is Hope: by Marque Brill
Faceless People: T.
Silence is deadly: by Derek Dukelow
In a Locked Ward...: by Joanne Monti
My Child: by Sue Turner
Come Home: by Jackie Turner
She’s a “Little One”, Just a Child: by Ashley Taylor
In You I Found: by M.
Dear Jackson: by Jude Roeding

- Book I: Through Darkness and Thorns
- Book II: Embrace My Innocence
- Book III: To Break the Silence
- Book IV: After the Flood

- Heroes of the Monument
- Facing Challenges
- Participant Journey
- Monument Lessons
- Sue's Experience
- Ruth's Journal
- A Gift for Allies
- Local Sponsors


Dr. Michael Irving led
sculpting and poetry
workshops to create the
materials of the Child
Abuse Survivor
Monument Project.

The sculpted quilt
squares and poetry of
the workshop
participants became the
resource material of the
project's many activities.

The four art and poetry
books linked to from this
web page tell the story
of: the confrontation with
the angst and legacy of
child abuse; the struggle
to find answers and
understanding; the
difficult journey of
healing; the value and
power of connecting with
others; the movement
into healing and
recovery; the freedoms
and victories that are the
rewards of

These books are
presented here to assist
others with understanding
and healing.

We are seeking a
publisher who would
publish these as art and
poetry books. Contact
Dr. Irving at





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