Survivor Psalm

By Frank Ochberg, M.D.

I am a survivor

I have been victimized.

I was in a fight that was

Not a fair fight.

There is no shame in losing such

Fights, only in winning.

I have reached the stage of

Survivor and am no longer a

Slave of victim status.

I look back with sadness

Rather than hate.

I look forward with hope

Rather than despair.

I may never forget, but I need not

Constantly remember.

I was a victim.

I am a survivor.