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Four Poetry books of
The Survivor Monument Project




  Chapter 1: Soul Murder

Protection: by S.
Holding Your Breath: by Jackie Lawrence
Peace Run: by Monica Mitchell
Gone: by Monica Mitchell

Silenced Lamb: by M
Remember: by Chandra Ponce
Silence: by Chandra Ponce

Secret No More: by Sheila Pavey
I Remember: by Rebecca Martin
The Journey: by T.
Message: by Clare Nickerson
Journey: by Ruth Cook
Take My Song Away: by Gerry Brodey
Begin Anew: by Michael C. Irving

  Chapter 2: Stolen Trust Shattered Dreams
    Forever: by Francois Crepeau
Why: by Rayleen Lovejoy
Shattered: by Derek Dukelow
Just One Person: by (in memory of) Martin Kruze
House of Pain: by Derrick Brown
Tears of Hate: by Derrick Brown
Childhood Cries: by Derrick Brown
My Friend, My Hero: by Derrick Brown

Reaching Out: by Brian Sills
The Hand: by Allen Donnan
Holding: by J.
They Believed Her: by Jessica McPherson
    Your Wisdom: by Michael C. Irving
Trials and Tribulations: by Laura Dixon
I Have Help: by Nicole
No Sense: by Dennis
Life Style: by S.
Elmo's Balloon of Words: by Jessica
    No Answers: by Jeannette Caswell
Boundaries: by Cindy Doxtator
The Good Within: by Spencer Whyne
The Guilty: by M.
Dusk to Dawn: by Babette Healy
To be Happy Again: by Jennifer Forde
Sing for Me: by Rachel Jones
Self Forgiveness: by Sharon Jones
Stressed and Beyond: by Michael C. Irving
    One Step: by L.
Thread of Hope: by Tracy Kloske
The Way It Was: by Cherylyn Tannor
Why: Stephen MacDonald
In My Body: by J.
Alive: by Susan Shaw
Broken By Abuse, Healed By Love: by Dawn Shiloh
What If: by Sarah Ninnie
Open Spaces: by Babette Healy
The Storm Within: by Brenda Fitzsimmins
Flowers Bloom: by Sylvia
I Embrace My Innocence: by Kim Moncur


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

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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