Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Poem ‘She dances’ ~ Lilly Hope Lucario


Sad Ballet

Ballet, dancing – was my saving grace, while enduring child sexual abuse by an old man paedophile, for several years ending at approx age 12.

She Dances ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

In her garden
Of evil

Of gods and monsters
Evil presides

No safety
No protection
No rescue


Deep pain
Seared into
Her fragile soul
Unable to cope
Verbally suppressed

She dances

Deeply felt
Dancing talent

A gift
From God
To help her

Releasing pain
Through each move

Silent, graceful
Facial expressions
‘A delight to watch’

Release of pain
As she moves

Pain from evil
Into beauty
As she loses
Within the dance

Sad ballerina
Her beauty
Her passion
Her talent
So deep

Her pain

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

~ Lilly Hope Lucario

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Author: Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

I am a survivor of complex and multiple trauma and abuse, who at the age of 40, began my healing journey. I am using my journey to recovery and healing, to help others, to help survivors feel less alone, validated, encouraged and to enable others to understand themselves more. Complex trauma, particularly from severe, prolonged childhood abuse, is profoundly life changing. Complex trauma produces complex adults. The journey to recovery is a painful, often lonely, emotional daily challenge and it is my aim to encourage others in their daily battle. ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

6 thoughts on “Poem ‘She dances’ ~ Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. Beautiful!! I am so sorry that you have experienced this and will be praying for you!!

  2. You are a truly gifted writer! There is such emotion in your words. I am so sorry for all that you have been through.

  3. Thank you for your kind words, I appreciate them ❤

  4. Reblogged this on God's Creative Gift — Unleashing the Artist in You and commented:
    My next book is all about healing from trauma using the creative process. This poem is a perfect example of it. And it is…
    So incredibly powerful… so trUly BEaUtiful….
    From blogger Lilly Hope Lucario at