Hey everyone! I wanted to try writing a poem but I'm not very good at writing poems or rhyming. So please don't mind if it's not the best! Nevertheless, I would appreciate any feedback/comments as usual! Much love & respect xoxoxo
This is My Story; Our Journey; Our Place
Whether you believe in evolution or religion; We were all brought here to find our place. Each story of victimization is unique in its own way; But our journeys of survival are one-and-the same.
For as long as we can remember, we have endured hardships; Though our lips moved, we remained soundless. For days we suffered at the hands of our abusers; All the while we were shunned by the voices of our commentators.
Society enforced its traditions and customs; Forever engrained in our lives they were upon us. Despite all that we had to experience; We knew, deep down inside there was a reason.
The reason was to find this place; A place of hope, of reason of faith. Each of our journeys led us here; Where we could connect, communicate and collaborate.
At last we have found our home, our pulse; Where there are words of support and love. Together we shall amplify, magnify and empower; To eliminate the traditions practiced in the name of violence against women.
This is my place; Where transformations are made. And this is my place, Where my friends and I live without fear or shame.
Critics continue to share their words of discouragement; They continue to threaten the success of advocates. Nevertheless we are reminded, “that with courage we create possibilities; And with beauty we innovate”
For years we have walked and suffered alone; Now, we will march and triumph together. Collectively we will defy all abusive traditions, All the while we will respond to the criticisms.
No longer are we just victims and survivors; For our journeys have turned us into inspirational motivators. With visions of a brighter future, where women and men are finally equal; We shall let our voices prevail & empower those who are still victims of horror.
This is my place; World pulse is our place. This is my journey; Our story of survival.
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Voices of Our Future Application: Your Journey and Vision.