Human Trauma

Repression

Is only ever a waiting game

What’s been pressed down

Will one day just explode

Hidden things

Must one day see the light

Secrets

Will be revealed to sight

 

My life was repressed

Thanks to the Church

Removed me from this world

At age eleven

Put me in a cage

No world could I engage

They called it ‘sublimation’

Very clever

 

The world is full of people

Traumatised

Their bodies and their souls

Are stigmatised

Repression stalks the land

Dressed us as something grand

We are called to heal the sick

Realise

 

Brian Fahy

20 September 2021

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