Poem about dating abuse

13-Jul-2017 12:17

Poetry Little girl, Little girl Come out to play For what you hide I do seek You know you want to play with me My love for you is pure, most deep Be a good girl now, I’ll never tell, Will you?

Sweet Child secrets you will keep No one will believe you, Shut the door What happened: she says He took my childhood and with it me Made me play his game, Dirty bed No pillow soft enough to lay my head Stolen, Trashed, My childhood dreams Buttons undone Ripped My seams Innocence, Now colored black I hold, Within me, My little girl’s life of lies His touch, His sins, I can not forget I cry I scrub I wash I scrub again His hands His breath Won’t wash away Artist’s Notes: Just the thoughts and images that coincide with my emotions while i wrote this have left me depleted of my ‘all’ It is incumbent upon EVERY adult to speak up for the children who have had their breath sucked out of their childhood’s of innocence and laughter. Note: If you would like for us to show your poetry on our website, please submit it to [email protected] review.

This year, said Gwen Frederico, associate director of DASI, the vigil will also serve as a release party for the new "Rise Up! We decided to put the poems into a collection that we could put out into the public space so that it might help other survivors to reclaim their own voices." The publication features poems from five local women who have left abuse behind in favor of a more positive and hopeful life.

"When we first started, everyone was very timid and shy," said Jim Elsaesser, DASI's resident poet and workshop adviser.

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"Join me my sisters, my friends, for I am stepping out of the shadows of hopelessness," Holland writes in her poem "Today I Am Wearing Red." "I have decided to take this all important step forward into this sacred moment with the full intention of becoming a new creation." As Holland read her poem aloud, her face filled with strength and determination.

The perpetrator humiliates and degrades the victim by the act of violence. And finally, shame can be a product of the way institutions in our society treat victims.

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