So within the time that I make this blog and post…. Children are being taken, abused and harmed in one way or another. Not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well.
Bullying is so natural to talk about now and I just cant understand why we let it happen. What are we doing to speak up for those who cant? What is mission to help others?
We not only need to protect our children but protect ourselves by not letting negativity and anger be a primary source of connection with our youth. I am just speachless with the fact that middle age to even elementary children are commiting suicide, and worried about how they look.
Can you imagine the impact on a child to keep a secret that hurts them, only because they dont want to hurt their parents, feeling like there is something wrong with them and even scared to speak to anyone because of the confusion and feelings of being raped, molested, or bullied?
Its alot to think about but what would you do for your own?
How can we help?
When is Violence and abuse going to end?
Her skin was once as soft as the petals on a rose. Now, fading fast.
Abused verbally with unspoken words… Her strength couldn’t last.
The sounds she hears is just like lightening coming from the skies.
She covers her face from the tears that she cries.
Her smile was once like a beautiful glow. It’s now a frown with a smile that no one knows.
Her lips shake when she speaks of uncertainty, suprisingly that SHE use to me….
My mind was a ball of confusion that raced every time they came around.
I am now free from Abuse…
My life has turned to the Crown.
God removed them from my life, he heard my daily plee, which now can no longer take control of me.
I passed by her one day and she never said a word…. So, I said “hello”. I asked her how she was today, and she replied, “thank you I am okay”. I stood there for a moment because she asked me to stay; I couldn’t stay long because I had to be going on my way. She never asked me for anything and when I offer she refused. She just wanted to talk a while so I stayed to chat a bit. She talked about her days before she said that she became homeless.
I wanted to give her resources and yet again she refused, I was even more curious now as to why…. so the longer we talked I found out; she was homeless so she could hide. She was in a terribly abusive relationship and one day almost died, so as she left the house one night she just left everything behind.
When we finished talking, my thoughts of homelessness will never be the same. She is the lady I never met and I never asked her name.
The cries heard from inside are not in vain. And the pain felt from within are not shared with shame… No one knows your story but you and all the while they cant walk in your shoes.
Being afraid to move things around and tip toeing around the house, not to change things are walk to hard. Cleaning spot after spot making sure there is no argument to start. You watch what you say and filter your words like a silent film shown in black and white.
You speak when spoken to and stay in the house, never to lead on what is really happening. No one asks if you are okay and how have you been because you cannot tell anyone not even your friend. You have been isolated and living in a house of abuse but you still stay quiet thinking “what’s the use”….
You are not alone… It is hard but you will find a way out. You have an angel coming to your rescue so just hold on.
You are not alone!
Coming home from work exhausted from the day, She opened the door and to her dismay…. It’s happening again, the anger is building, blood shot eyes and it seems his head is steaming. Should she run, no that won’t help he will just choke her with his belt… fake sleep yea that’s what she’ll do.
What would you do if it was you? I thought love doesn’t hurt….
She made it through the night, She doesn’t know what today will bring. She knows one thing today is that she has to get away from him. Making her list and checking it twice, she has to get out before he’s off work tonight.
What would you do if it was you? I thought love doesn’t hurt….
All packed and ready to go, oh no what’s that sound she hears coming from the window? Please no! He’s home early and if he sees she’s packed he’ll ask where she’s going…. Keys in the door, she has no where to go! He walks in…. and ….. she’s down on the floor. She cant get back up… It’s all fading dark, she can feel the faint beating of my heart. Slowly it beats… thump thump thump… with one last breath…. it’s finally done.
Love shouldn’t hurt!
Strong people stand up for themselves…
Strong people stand up for others…
When you hear that, does it seem true? Being an Advocate and survivor of Domestic Violence you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Domestic Violence isn’t all about the violence, it’s about Control! Once you have no control, you have no voice and then you begin to lose your self-worth and self-esteem. I have heard so many people say,” Girl, you better leave them”, or “Girl I am surprised you put up with it!” But what are they really doing when they say those things? No one even thinks about men that are abused … Woman are not suppose to be violent but guess what…. Yes! That’s right men are abused as well.
Violence has become so numbing that other people can simply ignore and say that it isn’t their problem, down to, if the person was strong enough they would leave. I have even heard that the LGBT isn’t considered and issue because it’s same sex and that it can only be counted as assault. Well, I am telling you now that is a pure myth! No matter what the violence is and whether it be Man and woman or LGBT, even children and elderly… It is ABUSE! and it is still wrong!
We have to make sure that with dealing with the justice system, we have all the facts and that we are creating equal values on lives. The more we stand up for equality the more issues we can tackle together. We have to WAKE UP!! We have to speak out and against what is wrong in the world if we want change.
I will continue to speak for those without a voice or those who need resources to become safe and independent. It is important to let Victims know what their worth and value is even if they think that are not worthy to be respected and loved.
I stand up for Equality and I am part of the LGBT Community….