Charlie, first of all I detect a whole load of anger in you, and it is OK for you to feel that way. These forums are for men " and Boys
It is real easy to feel like you are on the outside of it, because you are in a minority.
Myself and everyobody here welcome you in, and just talk about anything you feel, dont worry about making men angry, because I bet you will never do that, because most men in here really feel for you.
I am conscious, that there will be boys, who lurk on this site, and absolutely petriified to join for a number of reasons, let me think?
Will my folks find out?
Is it really a site for boys?
I am scared to post?
Will they accept me?
There are a whole raft of reasons why a boy wont join, but the biggest single one is this. That a lot of boys never tell on abusers, so they are forced into silence by their folks not knowing.
And that one is the biggest hurt of all, because many of the posters here, did not tell, when they should have done, and this silence is the biggest hurt of all.
"Who will cry for the little boy"
Just this month, Fisher's first book of poetry was published. The topics of the poems vary — some are about his difficult childhood, but many more are about happiness and love. One poem, featured in the movie, asks “Who will cry for the little boy / who cries inside of me?” Writing poems is therapeutic for Fisher, but the little boy of the poem remains a part of his life today. “The little boy is never free. What my life was as a kid will never go away and will never be erased because that is the childhood experience that I had as a kid — and I was an unhappy kid, but I have become a happier adult,” Fisher said. “Those unhappy times of my childhood were a part of my life to keep me standing up and I revisit them sometimes. So the little boy always cries.”
” He also did not want the film to be exclusively about Antwone as a positive figure who took the situation given to him and turned things around for himself. The film leaves people talking, and not just about the injustices in Antwone's life. Hopefully, the audience will be inspired to create similar success stories for themselves. “We all [have an incredible story],” Fisher said. “You just have to tell it.”
Here is the poem from the movie, and it moves me to cry, especially when it comes from his mouth,
A poem recited by the main character reveals the plea for help from Fisher that the psychiatrist responded to: “Who will cry for the little boy, lost and all alone? Who will cry for the little boy, abandoned without his own? Who will cry for the little boy? He cried himself to sleep. Who will cry for the little boy? He never had for keeps. Who will cry for the little boy? He walked the burning sand. Who will cry for the little boy? The boy inside the man. Who will cry for the little boy? Who knows well hurt and pain. Who will cry for the little boy? He died and died again. Who will cry for the little boy? A good boy he tried to be. Who will cry for the little boy, who cries inside of me?”
Yeah, Charlie the movie moves people, but it moves people like us even more, when we identify with just a little of the guys pain.
I don't agree. We are kids (teens) but we know about and understand things most kids our age don't. We know grownup words and acts but it's not the same as being a grownup. Abuse is so confusing, it changes everything but if we can't talk about it here, if you guys can't make this a safe and friendly place to share for men AND boys, where can we talk about it? Who's gonna listen?
It is a safe place, and it dont matter about thinking you are in anyones face, because even the adults think that way, just be you.
You are a fighter, and we admire you, and all the other young ones who join, so dont be so hard on you,