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My name is Jennifer
Jul 21st, 2007 at 11:33am
 

My name is Jennifer

Growing up
Shame
Unworthiness
Vile shudders
at the sound of my name

Anything
but
Jennifer
Answering
to many
things

In exchange
I
Lost
much more than
my
name

A Sense of 
Self
Pride
Worthiness
a certain
Contentedness
Inside

No longer
do I have
denial
or feel
reviled
at the sound of
my name

with
Pride
Joy and
Confidence

My name
is
Jennifer
I
Gladly
Exclaim!


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"all who wander are not lost. . ."&&&&don't know who said it, but i like it.
 
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Re: My name is Jennifer
Reply #1 - Jul 21st, 2007 at 10:09pm
 
Hey Jen (JENNIFER)!! 

I love it!! It's good to "see" you here again.  I've missed you!  How is everything?  I've been busy with training and starting work next week.  YIKES!!!  I hope all is well!!  Talk to ya soon!  And thanks for sharing your poem!!!

Big hugs,
Mandi Cheesy
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At some point, you have to make a decision.Boundaries don't keep other people out.They fence you in.Life is messy.That's how we're made.So,you can waste your lives drawing lines.Or you can live your l
 
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Reply #2 - Jul 23rd, 2007 at 12:51pm
 
Hey, Jennifer!

I loved your poem.  I'm so glad you feel comfortable with your name and who you are.  It's true that so much was stolen from us in childhood.  It was not just the abuse that we experienced, but a whole array of things that affected who we were then and now.  I've been thinking recently about all that I lost -- even the belief that I belong here on this earth with others.  I'm so glad to see that your confidence has returned.  Thank you for sharing your poem with us.

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