Good morning. I pray your week has been a productive one.
October is reserved as Domestic Violence awareness month. As the month reaches a close, I would like to share a poem written for Domestic Violence Survivors. It’s important that we become aware of the issues that are plaguing our community. Domestic violence takes place 365 days of the year. Take time to educate yourself on warning signs because it might save your life or someone elses. Be blessed.
Broken but Healed
By: Nicole L. Ellis, MBA
Shattered vertebrae in the small of my back
A result of his perception that I had talked smack
Broken nose bruised and discolored
I bore his children and obviously he didn’t respect their mother
Blackened eye masked with foundation and shades
This was the day he didn’t approve of the food I’d made
Battered emotions stripped of my self-esteem
This life I was living became my worst nightmare and not a sweet dream
Crushed trachea, I no longer could scream
His hands squeeze tightly around my neck and didn’t allow me to flee
Torn heart slowly bleeding out
Words cut deeper than a weapon, sometimes a whisper often a shout
I’ve been broken and beaten
I’ve wanted to die
I thought he loved me
But I was tired of living a lie
Something within me burned like a fire
I was no longer going to be a victim; it was time for me to go higher
Bandaged physically only covered the exterior
For complete healing I needed someone Superior
Spiritually I became transformed from the inside out
I was bound and bruised, but now I’m free to shout
I WAS BROKEN…
YOU TRIED TO GET RID OF ME
NOW I’M HEALED AND MOVING TOWARDS MY DESTINY!
I was Broken, but now I am HEALED!
Have a blessed day.
Domestic Violence victims can become VICTORS! Seek God on how you can help and educate those around you!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
Can’t breathe: Try Spiritual CPR: Consistent in praying, Persistent in pursuing the knowledge of God, and Resistant to temptation.
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