I really like this article. It hits home. I wrote a poem titled, “The Child Inside of Me.” Thank you for this article. Great job!
Emotional scars from childhood remain with us into our adult life. We stay busy and try to push them out, but they’re always there, and they affect ourmoods, our self-image, and our choices. An example of childhood pain is related in the following excerpt from my book Silent Echoes. It takes place in the 1930s Depression years when I was in elementary school. My mother worked in a bar to support 3 children, and began drinking too much.
Excerpt variation: I learned to get the pail and wet cloth when I’d hear her coming in from work mumbling and weaving across the room toward the bed. She’d tell me not to wake my brothers, because she didn’t want to worry them. I’d lay close to her, listening for the sounds of her sick stomach, and then jump up and hold the pail until I…
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