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”


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
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.

One Million Stars , One Million Hopes  To Women’s Empowerment

PHOTO-2020-02-23-18-55-41 One Million Stars, One Million Hopes  To Women’s Empowerment

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. To commemorate this event Sharpened Word is proud to collaborate with Perak Women for Women’s Society for a one day only event on March 14, 2020.

Sharpened Word (SW), under the auspices of Perak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA), is an interactive and educative platform that brings together aspiring talents, creative artists, and the community.

Perak Women for Women Society (PWW) is a registered, apolitical, non-profitable and non-governmental organization (NGO) set up in 2003 to enhance the status and lives of women in Perak irrespective of their race, religion and social background

I am honored to tell you that they have chosen me as one of the resource speakers and panelists for the event “One Million Hopes  To Women’s Empowerment“, along with the talented storyteller and award-winning writer Saras Manicham.

For more details, you can check out SW’s Facebook page.

I would like to thank Sharpened Word for the trust and confidence and to Perak Women for Women’s Society for providing me with a platform to help victims of abuse and violence.