Being that Domestic Violence is a black eye (no pun intended) in our society, it is ludicrous to bring big scale awareness to it during a particular month, so the goal of this poem/reading is intended to keep it in the forefront of our minds and our helping capabilities as long as it prowls among us. It is both knowledge of and homage to the victims of Domestic Abuse.
Domestic Violence VS. Help
——–Mattie P. Sanders
The Face of Domestic Violence has EYES, but they are blinded by secrets.
The Face of Domestic Violence has a NOSE, but it does not smell the fear within its victim;
The Face of Domestic Violence has a MOUTH, but does not speak up for truth, just threatens those who want to speak the truth.
The Face of Domestic Violence has HANDS that strike often and without provocation.
The Face of Domestic Violence has FEET that kick with intent and walks away unforgiving.
The Face of Domestic Violence has EARS, but refuses to accept any reasoning.
The Face of Domestic Violence hides a warped BRAIN that thinks it’s okay to hit, slap, kick, spit, knock, roll over, pierce, insult, curse, gouge, punch, drag, scratch, cut, slam, call names, sit on a person, stand on a person, throw a person around, pull hair, throw objects at a person, choke, twist arms, threaten with weapons, and stalk. Despite all that’s been said, THERE IS HELP!
The Face of Help has EYES that do something when they see something suspicious.
The Face of Help has HANDS that write, text, email, wave, point, or call to get assistance for the vulnerable in harm’s way.
The Face of Help has Feet that walk, run, jog, or sprint to get assistance for an abused victim.
The Face of Help has a NOSE that meddles, snoops and investigates things that are not quite right.
The Face of Help has a MOUTH that talks to the vulnerable and helps to report troubles to those effecting change.
The Face of Help has EARS that listen empathetically to what an abused victim has to say.
The Face of Help has a BRAIN that knows that hitting, slapping, kicking, spitting, knocking, rolling over, piercing, insulting, cursing, gouging, punching, dragging, scratching, cutting, slamming, calling names, sitting on a person, standing on a person, throwing a person around, pulling hair, throwing objects at a person, choking, twisting arms, threatening with weapons and stalking is morally and legally wrong.
If I have touched anyone out there who is a victim, or know a victim, please seek help because after the choking, kicking, stalking and all of the other mean spirited things mentioned has happened, the last act from the collective body of Domestic Violence just may be a victim’s SILENCED VOICE! Let’s not let that happen! Change is with us; the vigilant.
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