You havn't done anything We survived didn't we If you hadn't locked us away, we wouldn't have been able to carry on But we did because you made us into new people. Now you use that skill to help other children. Would you blame them for what happened to them? Yes we have all been abused & we all had our own individual ways to cope with it We are sorry you have had to see so many horrible pictures recently But now you believe your 15 year old We all want you to believe in us too We are all the truth and it means so much to you because you are our truth combined Only right now you can't put us all together Because if you did it would put us all at risk. We notice your fear We notice your tear We are sorry you feel so splintered. But we didn't break you We were all broken We were all silenced We are not mad But what happened to us was. We know this is confusing you, having to realise all we saw, heard & felt. We know each other but can't speak to each other at the moment. But we can't hold on to our stories for much longer. We thought you might have broken down by now. It would be better if you did. Your pushing yourself frightens us. We know the thoughts you can't share. Have you found someone to tell yet? We really think you need to soon! We promise not to threaten you anymore. You must understand we thought you we're ignoring us. Don't ignore us! We know you struggle to understand what we need. But it is simple We need to be believed. This is why we are going to calm down like sleeping lions. We don't want you to look or sound mad. We know this is your core feeling when you fall asleep, When you dream & when you wake. We have been coming to you in your sleep because we thought it would be less frightening for you But we know now that when you wake you don't know how old you are or what day it is or who is hurting you. We will leave you sleep. But don't ignore us! We won't forget our life stories We all have ours ready. If you could only find someone to help us share our stories. But we know why you are frightened too. So let's stop this now Let's put away all these pieces around your head. Let's put them in the pyjama case the white rabbit one with all your other memory items Zip it up & cover your eyes with the ears and it's locked again like we all used to do. Phew We are safe again your taught us well see you always gave us a plan. Now rest in your special place where no one can find you We promise if you take us there we won't make a sound.