Another Black Veil

Fenella
Posted June 23, 2020 from Papua New Guinea

Another Black Veil

We end up silence, Because of Love. We dont speakup, Because its tough.

We put up with it, Because he says soŕry. We convince ourselves, Because no one wants to worry.

We say its our fault, Because we did not please. We must obey, Because we are leased.

Im sorry to brag, Excuses always a way. I was there my sister, Merely thrown away.

You must think clearly, And not play. Or cold and lifeless, You will lay.

Everyday we hear of it, It is in the news. Everyone knows it, Its not a muse.

You must seek help, And stay away. His actions will repeat, Jealousy is the game.

If you have kids, They are Gold. Dont let em get caught, Pray to God.

If you dont have kids, You are free. Make the decsion, For a brighter future and flee.

There are numbers and addresses, Where you can seek refuge. I beg you my sister, Its ok to refuse.

Think of your future, You must speak up. We must say no, We must say enough.

How many more bodies, Have we been counting? Of sisters beaten to death, No word spoken! To Nothing.

Cold and lifeless, Her body lays frail. A moment of silence, Another black veil. 

Written by

 ~FSam~

Pc. UNSPLASH

NOTE: Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea#Tollfree line 1800100 (24 hours-Emergencies) 1tok counseling helpline 7150800 (7am - 7pm - daily)

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Chi8629
Jun 23
Jun 23

Thank you for sharing .
Domestic abuse often escalates from threats and verbal assault to violence. And while physical injury may pose the most obvious danger, the emotional and psychological consequences of domestic abuse are also severe. Emotionally abusive relationships can destroy your self-worth, lead to anxiety and depression, and make you feel helpless and alone. No one should have to endure this kind of pain—and your first step to breaking free is recognizing that your relationship is abusive. It's time to rise up and say no to domestic violence . Thank you Sister. Please stay safe.

Fenella
Jun 24
Jun 24

Thankyou Sister for your comment. Today we lost someone to Domestic Violence. Brutally tortured to death by her Husband. She was only 20 years old. Domestic Violence is on the rise in our region rapidly.

Chi8629
Jun 24
Jun 24

You are welcome Sister ,
Oh that's really pathetic ,
Here in Nigeria,on 21 day of June 2020 a man named Chris Ndukwe gruesomely murdered his fiancée, Olamide Omajuwa Alli. The 39-year-old man stabbed Olamide multiple times including her eyes, cellotaped her lips and plucked off her braids leading to her death before committing suicide by drinking a poisonous substance .So pathetic . Most people are suffering from mental health and needs mental evaluation asap .

Jill Langhus
Jun 24
Jun 24

Hello Fenella,

Wow! You have been a long time member of World Pulse... congrats on writing your first post!

Your poem is so powerful. Do you run a NGO for GBV, or you know some women who are suffering? Either way, thanks so much for sharing and bringing more awareness and empathy to this challenging problem.

I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you.

Fenella
Jun 24
Jun 24

Thankyou Jill. Much appreciated. I love worldpulse and the stories shared globally. I am proud to be a member. Yes finally I have written my first post. I joined world pulse years ago to share my stories as i was once a victim of child Sexual Abuse, rape and domestic violence. I am now a single mum and run a small ngo. I find solace in writing and poetry. Find it alot easier to write about my experiences than to talk about it.

We had a sad case today about a 20 year old woman totured to death by her husband of which he is from a prominent family. In the past years we have had similar cases where the accused has walked out freely.

I feel that it is now time for us woman who have survived to speak up and put an end by getting our government to review laws and the accused must serve harsher sentences. Woman must be well aware of the causes and effects of intimate partner violence and get help. I will be using this platform to speakup. Thankyou Worldpulse.

Jill Langhus
Jun 24
Jun 24

You're welcome, dear.

We are proud to have you as part of the community:-)

Oh, I see. I'm soo sorry to hear that:-( Well, I'm glad you have an outlet, whether it's written or verbal so you can heal from it.

Oh, dear. He walked freely? That's going to make my blood boil.

Yes! It is. You are in a unique position where you've learned certain experiences for a reason, so that you can empathize with other women who have succumbed to the same fate, and to help them heal from it, and also to prevent it, too. I'm looking forward to seeing it, and hearing more about your NGO and initiatives.

You may be interested in applying for the Featured Changemaker to get extra support for you work:
https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/become-a-featured-changemake...

Hello, Fenella,

How are you, sister? Welcome back to World Pulse, and congratulations on your first post. What a joy to know someone from Papua New Guinea.

This is such a powerful post and is inclusive! Please write more, dear sister. I would like to more about you and the women in your country.

Thanks for sharing!

Julie Desai
Jul 04
Jul 04

Thank you for sharing

Ellie E.
Jul 14
Jul 14

Thank you for sharing this powerful piece of poetry!

Anita Shrestha
Jul 15
Jul 15

Thank you for sharing

Nab
Jul 21
Jul 21

I read that domestic abuse has risen since the Covid-19 lockdown. Now more than ever, women must support each other. Not to forget the males who supports us too.

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