How Much Longer
You lost your voice
Upon his roaring thunder
Of growing ego
As you lost your consciousness
Over his vicious hands.
How much longer of the sound you
need to bear deaf in the truth of torture and agony?
You lost your thought
In every scorn, you hear
From the sound
Of his nasty outrage
How much longer of the blunders you need to take to run away and seek for help?
You lost your smile
For every word
He utters is a knife
That cuts off the very essence
Of your being
How much longer of a smile can you hold
To unfold the truth that you are suffering silently?
Written for VJ’s weekly challenge
Dear victims of VIOLENCE speak up use your language to be heard and to get help
Dedicated to all women who are silent victims of violence. SPEAK UP. https://onewomansquest.org/2019/07/08/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-56-language/
“We need language to tell us who we are, how we feel, what we’re capable of – to explain the pains and glory of our existence.”
– MAYA ANGELOU
Inspired by my recent visit to Old Town Ipoh, where I happened to drop by in a shop, of all its proceeds will be used to help/assist victims of violence particularly women.
Violence includes domestic abuse, sexual assault, verbal and emotional abuse. Violence and abuse can cause physical and emotional problems that will last long even after the abuse happened. If you’ve experienced violence or abuse, it is never your fault, and you can get help. There are several organizations worldwide that aim and help victims of abuse.
In particular, this shop is helping the “Perak Women for Women Society” organization. So if ever you are around this area visit the shop and your single purchase can go a long way.
The United Nations defines violence against women as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”