Game Plan

Game Plan

you murdered my pride when you repeatedly cursed me with your words.
your words that appeared to be deadlier than any weapon in this world.
it hurt me so bad i could die a million death, it hurt me so bad.
those words, your words, you use them to cut the deepest wound.
you murdered my pride.
you ruined my dreams.
you toppled down my spirit.
everytime you open your mouth

no mercy is your game.
and i, i am your willing victim.

oh, i used to be your willing victim. ‘cos i chose to free myself from your pride and ego; from your temper and disposition.

you no longer have the power to hurt me. not now. not tomorrow. not ever.

no mercy, my game today.

i had a recent conversation with two (2) college girls sharing thoughts about a college professor who blatantly told his studentst “girls should dress appropriately so that boys/men won’t have the reason to be tempted to harass them. it is the girls’/women’s responsibility to dress and act accordingly and never give any man the reason”. how sick could this college professor be? really? seriously? i couldn’t believe that we have men like this in our academic institutions. these men do not desereve to be where girls/women are expected to be protected and boys/men are expected to be taught to always by all means respect girls/women. no matter what and regardless of. point in case mr. professor, how do you explain kids/minors/children being molested/raped by sick adult men? how do you explain the case of a fully covered religious woman walking being raped? how do you explain the case of a college girl in full school uniform being sexually assaulted by a male friend?

its about time we re assess the way we view abuse and violence.

because in case you are not aware rape is rape no matter what, especially in the absence of consent. abuse is still abuse regardless of.

women have the right to live free from violence, even men too. violence of any form should never be tolerated.

as we celebrate WOMEN’S MONTH, let us together work hand in hand and rally a community to help everyone in situation where violence is present.

remember, violence could happen to anyone. even to the most beautiful, most succeessful woman who see every morning on your way to work.

be mindful.

be sensitive.

and then help.

30 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    You’re absolutely right my friend! Don’t blame the victim.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje…it angered me to hear remarks like that from me.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome

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      1. Sadje says:

        👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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  2. Indira says:

    How does one explain the rape of a six-year girl? You are right.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yes and it angers me to hear someone gave such a remark…😔

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  3. Reena Saxena says:

    A powerful message.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Reena💛🙏

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  4. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Game Plan… By Mich

    Her book “After Rain Skies” has many more powerful stories and poems like this.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Reena.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ahhh indeed Punam🤧

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  5. Absolute truth.. 👍🏼🙂👌🏼👌🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much🙏💛

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  6. Brilliant poem and Mich men in every society think no end of themselves. Women are harassed everywhere. Thanks for the beautiful post.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Kamal…and yes, it is sad really that some men think that way..

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      1. Yes always welcome Mich ❤️

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  7. Exactly! Right on, SweetMich! And thank you so very much for sharing this important truth! And such important wisdom! Yes, we must be a helper…not add further pain.
    Can’t believe that Prof’s way of thinking still goes on today. 😦 So horrific and sad. 😦
    (((HUGS))) ❤️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn…yes i know i too can’t believe that educators like him ever exist….how horrible…😔

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  8. murisopsis says:

    I want to believe that those kinds of attitudes are ancient history but the news tells me differently! Indeed women are still being blamed and shamed because men are not being taught to control themselves and to respect others especially women. The poem is a positive take on standing tall against abuse and disrespect!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Val. I also used to be believe that we have forgotten those kinds of mentality but unfortunately, what’s happening is entirely different…

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  9. Eugenia says:

    Powerful piece, Mich! Archaic mindsets don’t seem to go away, do they?

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yes, Eugi..and it is so sad…really sad..thank you so much…

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      1. Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome, Mich.

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  10. Well said Mich and no one has that right. Thanks for speaking out always!
    “women have the right to live free from violence, even men too. violence of any form should never be tolerated.
    💖👏👏
    “as we celebrate WOMEN’S MONTH, let us together work hand in hand and rally a community to help everyone in situation where violence is present.”

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Cindy…i hope we could make a difference…abuse and violence has become a social ill..and unfortunately some people think that because its already there we just learn to live with it..

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      1. You’re so welcome Mich and it is NEVER ok and i’m grateful to you for taking a stance!! 💖

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