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#188830 - 10/26/07 04:12 PM the ultimate price
MarkK Offline

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2652
Loc: Denver, CO

Edited by MarkK (04/16/08 06:03 PM)

#188870 - 10/27/07 02:00 AM Re: the ultimate price [Re: MarkK]
River Offline

Registered: 10/23/07
Posts: 114
Loc: Nashville,Tennessee
Thanks Mark. I am gathering up enough nerve to speak to my mom and dad about how my grandfather sexually abused me. Well said, "The ultimate price by saying nothing at all."


#191116 - 11/12/07 02:21 PM Re: the ultimate price [Re: River]
MarkK Offline

Registered: 04/02/07
Posts: 2652
Loc: Denver, CO
You are welcome. The whole concept of "being quiet is worst price" has been a difficult one for me to retain a grasp on, yet I believe it holds a lot of truth.


#192315 - 11/23/07 08:30 AM Re: the ultimate price [Re: MarkK]
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Registered: 05/02/05
Posts: 22045
Loc: Carlisle, PA

It's great to see how your poem reached out to another survivor and helped him deal with an issue of his own. And I agree with him: what a powerful verse:

Originally Posted By: MarkK
instead, i learned
      i would pay the ultimate price
            by saying nothing at all
                  and suffering in silence alone

Much love,

Nobody living can ever stop me
As I go walking my freedom highway.
Nobody living can make me turn back:
This land was made for you and me.
(Woody Guthrie)


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