A moving post to share – we all know someone in a situation who need help, needs to escape, needs to know they count and are of value, and loved unconditionally.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know are being abused please know there is help available to you. There are ways for you to be safely moved from thishostile environment. I witnessed this success first hand while workingas a volunteer in a shelter for abused women and children. I saw women and children who had been afraid and hopeless in the past be helped through their nightmare to go on and build successful lives. The link below is a place to start. If this is happening to you please reach out.
This will be the 5th year for rememberingthe abused by bringing attention to the never-ending problem of domestic violence via “Shelter Girl” a short poem I wrote in 2013.
The day she came
to the shelter
She was a sight
for sore eyes.
Children in tow
a half-packed bag,
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2 thoughts on “Domestic Violence -It’s More Than Hitting”
Thanks for sharing this. I spent half a year interning at a center for domestic violence victims and I can say firsthand I saw so many women who this poem describes. Hands should not be for hitting, they are meant to hold and comfort.
I never knew that about you. Thank you for your internship and compassion. Hugs.