The Storm

the storm that’s raging now could clear at any minute and reveal a million-star sky- Michelle,
” After -Rain Skies: A Million Stars”

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she wears a smile
so contagious and charming
the kind that bears true of
a heart filled
with love and compassion
he took it away
now wounded,
now torn.
abuse took her smile away
but not her soul
she’s beaten,
she’s crying,
but she’s winning.

 

out in the storm
in a lonely evening
fighting, thriving
for in trying
she is winning
and in pain
she is victorious
for in silence, she battles
and in pain, she remembers, love.

 

P. S.

When I saw the photo prompt of Sadje https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/04/20/what-do-you-see-25-13-april-2020-2/
I can’t help but remember the pain and agony of victims of abuse and violence, they are like fighting over a raging storm. And I read somewhere that with the current lockdown more and more women and children are becoming victims of abuse and violence. Why? They are stuck in their homes with the abuser.

I too was reminded of our March 2020 event which I haven’t shared yet here.

Sharpened Word: “The Most Powerful Form of Art is Writing”


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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/

47 thoughts on “The Storm

  1. You are right! For so many of us being at home is indeed a privilege but there are so many, more so children and women subject to domestic abuse, for whom home is as dangerous as being outside is now.

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      1. That’s right we all know of someone who is or has been a victim of abuse and violence…and sadly at this moment of pandemic they are so the more in danger..

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  2. Your poem is so moving and inspiring. You’re so right the abuse victims are those battling the storms and standing strong.
    Great take on the photo. Thanks for being a part of the challenge.

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  3. True, sad, heart-tugging.
    From day one of COVID19 I’ve been worried about women and children and senior adults who can’t self-isolate in safety and love. 😦 I pray for them to have an end to the storm and a bright rainbow-future.
    (((HUGS)))

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  4. True, sad, heart-tugging.
    From day one of COVID19 I’ve been worried about women and children and senior adults who can’t self-isolate in safety and love. 😦 I pray for them to have an end to the storm and a bright rainbow-future.
    (((HUGS)))

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