Domestic Violence: When Someone You Know Needs Help!©

I know you’ve seen it

But were too embarrassed

To do anything

To say anything

Sometimes you were paralyzed with fear from what you saw

You had nightmares riddled with guilt

Wondering if anything became of what you saw

But told no one about

Your next encounter

Is in your very own building

You’re unlocking your apartment door

And

You spot a child in the corridor with his father

Being punched in the face

Then kicked in the buttox

He couldn’t have been more than 9 years old

You know there is nothing that warrants that type of abuse

Domestic Violence has all sorts of ages

All sorts faces

The reasons

Excuses are endlessly mounted

By

Alcoholics

Those suffering from

Mental Illness

Head Injuries

And

Anger Management

Sometimes though

It’s due to just plain ignorance

When we don’t teach

There’s nothing to learn

When we don’t correct bad behavior

It just continues

When we allow the behavior

We nourish it

When we let the behavior go unpunished

More innocent people end up maimed or dying

Then we are left with the aftermath

Families in therapy for what could be the rest of their lives

Don’t stand there watching

When Someone You Know Needs Help!

You never know when fate is aimed your way

Guilt and innocence

You pick a side

Domestic Violence

When Someone You Know Needs Help!©

Copyright 2014

By Felina Silver Robinson

This poem is one of many written in the hopes of raising awareness about domestic violence.  This is a serious problem that has plagued us all for decades even centuries. I believe its been inbred in many and they are not even aware of what they are doing nor are the aware of the consequences to themselves or their victims.  Changes can only be made once the problem is acknowledged and both the victim and the abuser become willing to take action only then can progress be made. Are you ready to lend a hand or a shoulder to those in need? Take Action and defeat the beast known as Domestic Violence.

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