Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD

A journey to healing from complex trauma.

Poem – My Hurt Little Me ~ by Lilly Hope Lucario



Poem – My Hurt Little Me

My hurt little me

Hiding deep within

Scared to come out

So scared of more harm


She has endured so much

My hurt little girl

Abandoned, unloved

Abused, never safe


Trusting no-one

Not even adult me

I scolded her often

Repeating the harm


I didn’t love her

Or let her know she is safe

She kept on being frightened

Scared and alone


I am there for her now

Gently loving her

Re-assuring her of safety

I won’t let her down


She’s beginning to peek

From her deep hiding place

Playing a little

Her innocence allowed


She’s beginning to trust me

To keep her from harm

She’s starting to feel

A little more protected


She sees my boundaries

Being built to protect her

To keep her safe

To let her just be


It is a trust journey

For her to increasingly feel

She is cherished

She is loved


She won’t be harmed

Not anymore

That hurt little girl

Deep within me.


~ 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

2 thoughts on “Poem – My Hurt Little Me ~ by Lilly Hope Lucario

  1. I wanted to say well done for writing this. I wrote mine a letter. I gave her a name. I’ve been horrible to her lately just after acknowledging her. Getting her high constantly. All day. I’ve decided to say fuck drugs. I Don’t Want to silence her anymore.

    • Such a good healing process to write a letter, very brave! ❤

      This is a journey to take slowly, know we won't get it right all the time and that's okay.

      We need to try not to beat ourselves up, and instead have self compassion for every part of us, that is all needing healing.

      Much ❤