you lost your voice
in the roaring thunder
of his growing ego
as you lost your consciousness
under his vicious hands.
how much more of that sound do you need to bear,
deaf in the truth of torture and agony?
you lost your mind
with every scornful tone
from the blast
of his nasty outrage
how much more of the mockery do you need to take,
to run away and seek help?
you lost your glow
for every word
he utters is a knife
that cuts off the very essence
of your being
how much more of that smile will you hold,
to unfold the truth that you are suffering silently?
A poem included in my book “After Rain Skies”. I cannot think of any other piece fitted to the photo of Sadje for this week’s WDY, but this one. https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2020/11/16/what-do-you-see-56-16-november-2020/
The agony, the pain, the hurt and the hopelessness of an abused woman is so evident … so much so that it transcends beyond the photograph.
Let this be a reminder … a reminder to take part and help stop the culture of abuse and violence.