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Monday 11 November 2013

The Boarding School Survivors Group

Eyes burning while he told his story
Disabled with anger by memories
Suspended for ever in their web of hurt
Triggered by the arrival of autumn
Taking him back

Warmth and understanding from the others
Palpable through common threads of pain
A rare moment of shared experience
Haunting them
Holding them back
from moving on with their lives

The boarding school survivors group hugged each other and left.

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