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Poetry Corner

Good morning!  Happy Thursday to you all! 

Domestic Violence Facts:

  • Each year, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner related physical assaults and rapes. Men are the victims of about 2.9 million intimate partner related physical assaults. (Tjaden and Thoennes 2000).
  • Intimate partner abuse resulted in 2,340 deaths in 2007. Of these deaths, 70% were females and 30% were males. (Bureau of Justice Statistics 2011).

Here is a poem submitted by an awesome poet and a good friend.

Cycle of Abuse

 

Why do you let him?

Hit you in your face

He hit you so hard

                                               You were in a daze   

 

Made you feel like

You were nothing without him

Kept you away

From your family and friends

 

Your self esteem

Plummeted to below zero

You forgot who were

Your real heroes

 

Friends tried to help

But you turned them down

Because the man who hit you

Didn’t want them around

 

You became confused

He said he wouldn’t hit you gain

But that was a lie

From the first word to the end

 

If you don’t get out

And end the abuse

He will continue to hit you

Every time he blows his fuse!

 

Alfreada Brown-Kelly

 

Domestic violence is preventable-we have to refuse to remain silent and become the voice for the women, men, and children who deal with this every day.  SPEAK UP, you could help save someone’s life!

~God bless!

Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis

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