More Straight Survivor Stories
My (Brother's) Story (Springfield, Virginia 83-85)
More articles by Digits:
Charles C. (Atlanta, Georgia 89-91) and Amy Hall (Chesapeake, VA) this page has alot if info on Straight and Teen Challenge - scroll down to find the stories of Charles and Amy
"The Dead Inside" by Cyndy Etler (Straightling was the first, self-published version)
About Cyndy - "Former Teacher Still Works to Help Teens"
Book Tells Story Of A Straightened-Out Victim, April 2013 (page 8)
Straight, Inc. Copouts - CopOut Stories of Straight Inc. Surviviors
Straight, Inc. Related Artwork, Poetry etc
Christmas In Straight, Inc.
By Casey Smith (St. Petersburg, FL Straight, 1980-1982)
They tried to break me, drain me
Rape life from me, well let them try
Wash my brain 'til I'm brand new
Tell me something I don't know
I did the time, played the game
I'm out now, not the same
You tried to tell me
What to do, where to go
Who to see, what to know
Well, wash my brain 'til
It is all clean, no dirt between the seams
Tell me what is, and what isn't so
Tell me something I didn't know
Copyright ©2010 Suzanne Nicole Puckett
Poet notes: ...[It] "captured my resilience, and the many of us that had that resilience to survive it. My hope is that someone that has lost hope & reads it will instead choose life etc.
Illustration for Abuse poem
Copyright ©2010 by Teri Blankemeyer-Mcsorly
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