One Million Stars to End Violence

“When you wish upon a Star,
Makes no difference who you are…”
-Jiminy Cricket, Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio”

 

Stars Fled From Your Eyes

 

stars fled from your eyes
and the shadow of death
cast upon your face
on this dark gloomy night
filled with goodbyes
and unending sighs
of a once-promising life

stars fled from your eyes
and you stop dreaming
of what could have been’s
and what if’s
a future you may never see
for it has become so bleak
and gloomy

stars fled from your eyes
and it may never come back
unless you take the courage
to speak up
seek for help
and maybe, just maybe
start anew

stars fled from your  eyes, no, not yet

 

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We have been fascinated by the stars- those shiny bright, little five-pointed dots in the sky that has been illuminating, even before humans exist.  It presents us with beautiful symbolism over the years even when there were not enough scientific studies made to prove its origin. The Star is said to be one of the most beautiful and enchanting of all Symbols. For many, it symbolizes aspiration, inspiration,
imagination, wonder, dreams, pursuits,
creative brilliance, divine intervention, and even magic.

Imagine, what happens if one loses all of these?

The violence of any form massacres these little red dots illuminating the very core of every human being reflected upon in their eyes. And that is why they say, the eyes are the windows to our soul.
Look around you, see if the star is still shining brightly in the eyes of your beloved daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, or even the one who sits across your table in a cafeteria.

Let’s take a moment in our day to observe whose star is slowly dying, you might save a life, save a dream, save hope, or even save magic.

Written for “One Million Stars to End Violence” project of PERAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY

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Dedicated to all women and children who are victims of Violence.

Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) is a registered, apolitical, non-profitable, and non-governmental organization (NGO) founded in 2003 to enhance the status and lives of women in Perak irrespective of their race, religion and social background.
They recently launched its “One Million Stars to End Violence” project. It is a global weaving that has inspired individuals, groups, and communities to weave stars to inspire light, hope, and peace in the world. Ms. Maryann Talia Pau, the founder of One Million Stars to End Violence Project has urged the global community to continue her good work in encouraging everyone to end violence.
Let us help PWWS bring back the star in the eyes of every woman and every child whose lives have been destroyed and altered by violence.

Please send your stars to them at PWW:
The PWW Centre
15 Market Street
30000 Ipoh
Tel : 05-2469715

Below is the link to learn how to make the stars :
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjyDqztzaQ

For more information, email at perakwomenforwomen@gmail.com

I am also calling out to all WP bloggers around Malaysia to help me share this cause with your followers and encourage them to participate.

Help save a life; weave a star!!!

Published by michnavs

Philippine-born Michelle Navajas, currently residing in Malaysia. Michelle authored the book “After – Rain Skies: A Million Stars” for PWW during their Million Stars campaign. Graduated with a Master of Education majoring in English in the Philippines, Michelle was a former college professor, teaching literature, speech & oral communication, creative writing, drama, and theatre arts. Michelle is active in her writing profession and works as a freelance creative writer. Michelle passionately blogs at www.michnavs.wordpress.com, where you can find her prose and poetry on love, life, motherhood, and her advocacy on abuse and violence. A published author on Spillwords NYC https://spillwords.com/what-if-snowflakes-dont-fall-in-winter/ Her poem “Again” is published on three platforms, on MEDIUM -an International Writers and Readers Space, AFRICA WRITERS CARAVAN, and at WOMAWORDS LITERARY PRESS. kindly go check the following links –https://womawordsliterarypress.home.blog/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-the-ravaging-virulent-covid-19-pandemic-a-special-journal/ –https://personalitiesofinspiration.wordpress.com/2020/06/29/imagining-life-after-covid-19-a-womawords-june-edition/

84 thoughts on “One Million Stars to End Violence

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  2. Thank you Michelle for sharing the work of PWW.
    The One Million Stars to End Violence Project is one of our advocacy projects. We use this One Million Stars platform to advocate for an end to violence. It has reached far and wide and to the young and old. We organised talks on not only domestic violence but also on cyberbullying as well.
    This project was started in November 2017 and we target 31st October 2019 where we will reach a million stars. As at today, our tally is already 826,584! We are now in the midst of preparing the installation of the stars. We welcome help with installation, ideas, or any form of contribution.
    You can check out our facebook pages below :

    https://www.facebook.com/1MillionStars/

    https://www.facebook.com/PerakWomenforWomen/

    PWW is also organising a fundraising dinner to raise funds for the installation as well as sustaining the work of PWW. Any help rendered is most welcome.

    Thank you, everyone, for making this One Million Stars Project viral. It has to reach out to everyone, that, violence, in any form, has to stop NOW!

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    1. It my honor to be able to provide a voice to those unable to speak up..and it my joy to share my skills in creating more awareness on abuse and violence.

      I would love to provide inputs and insights on the installation event. A

      Please let me know details of the fundraisinh dinner..

      May we continue to providr voice to all women and children who are silent victims of abuse and violence

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      1. you are making me see my own country through new lenses, i am glad you walked down that lane and came across this place, its cause now carried further by your excellent words

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      2. I am pleased to read you say that…abuse and violence is unacceptable and we should find a way to prevent it from happening further and if my words could make an impact to those unable to speak up, then i would love to use it for this cause.

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  3. Beautiful poem that really made me think from verse to verse. To see the ‘stars’ leave an individual’s eyes is truly sad. May we all be the kinds of human being who brings a bright star in the eyes of others.

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  4. This is such a cool idea. I watched the video to make the stars. I’m going to do this. When I was in a DV shelter 25 years ago, we did a ceremony to honor the sisters who did not survive. Too many. Thank you. Keep shining.
    ♥.

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  5. Thank you for writing this and for following up with the group. This sounds like a fantastic project! I’ll be sending in my stars… also just reblogged (I hope I did it correctly!). ❤️

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  6. I copied the information from that accompanied your lovely verse.
    I watched the video – which I think I will have to watch again to get the hand of it.
    I do have a box of ribbon that I will have to try this on.
    Though I’m not sure the cost of shipping from the states…
    One thing at a time, I need to catch up on returning to whatever my ‘normal’ is.
    Hugs, Jules

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      1. I attempted to make one of the stars. I am not sure how many might fit in a standard envelope to Malaysia. One ounce is about a dollar plus to send. A stiff standard USPS envelope can be over $50. And even small boxes over $100.

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  7. Reblogged this on A Reading Writer and commented:
    Reblogging this much needed initiative.

    “One Million Stars to End Violence” project of PERAK WOMEN FOR WOMEN SOCIETY

    Dedicated to all women and children who are victims of Violence.

    Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) is a registered, apolitical, non profitable and non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 2003 to enhance the status and lives of women in Perak irrespective of their race, religion and social background.
    They recently launched its “One Million Stars to End Violence” project. It is a global weaving that has inspired individuals, groups and communities to weave stars to inspire light, hope and peace in the world. Ms Maryann Talia Pau, the founder of One Million Stars to End Violence Project has urged the global community to continue her good work in encouraging everyone to end violence.
    Let us help PWWS bring back the star in the eyes of every women and every children whose lives have been destroyed and altered by violence.

    Please send your stars to them at PWW:
    The PWW Centre
    15 Market Street
    30000 Ipoh
    Tel : 05-2469715

    Below is the link to learn how to make the stars :
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSjyDqztzaQ

    For more information, email at perakwomenforwomen@gmail.com

    I am also calling out to all WP bloggers around Malaysia to help me share this cause to your followers and encourage them to participate.

    Help save a life; weave a star!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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