The Face Behind the Veil ( A poem dedicated to all women facing GBV)

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Posted November 12, 2019 from Cameroon
When Gender violence is practised in a society where the law does not favour the oppressed, depression and suicidal thoughts become the order of the day.

Drenched in the deepest pain,

Recalling regrets from within,

Loosing all urge to gain,

Refusing to let come tomorrow,

No love to let in,

There's none for me to borrow.

How can I unmask my sorrow,

Pretending to be free,

When there's nothing I see,

But a face behind a veil.

If left to me,

I want to be happy,

But I seem not to break the shackles off me,

Then I realize,

Seeming is not being,

If I wish, I can.

 

Like a dilapidated wall,

My body stands,

With cracks that tells stories of it's unending quest to gain freedom.

My mind now becomes a deserted emplacement with thick layers of unattended thoughts,

When segregation, discrimination, inequality and violence carried the relics of my self esteem and pride, joy and happiness to the depleeted ruins of my forgotten past.

But then again I will arise,

To a brand new dawn,

My Glory pleading to be regained,

The heavens Will open wide the gate to it’s heart and will  bleed droplets of dazzling rain

To wash off the ruins and bring gladness again.

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Lisbeth
Nov 12
Nov 12

Dear Naomi,
You very welcome to our platform and congrats on your first post. I hope you are doing very well? I am too!

What a nice story of a poem to just posted. I loved the portion when you said you will rise again to a new Dawn.
Yes you surely will! Thanks for sharing to inspire.
Regards

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 12
Nov 12

Thank you so much for the comment. I pledge to be a voice against Gender based violence through my words....
#istandwithher

Lisbeth
Nov 12
Nov 12

Splendid!
:-)

Jill Langhus
Nov 13
Nov 13

Hello Naomi,

Congrats on your first post and welcome to the Encourager program, too! Thanks for sharing your sad, but powerful poem, dear. I'm looking forward to seeing more posts from you and learning what you're passionate about.

You may want to consider submitting this poem for the current "IStandWithHer" story call:
https://www.worldpulse.com/raise-your-voice/istandwithher

Hope you're doing safe and well, dear?!

XX

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 13
Nov 13

Thank u so much for your heartfelt comment. I hope to keep inspiring. I'll do just that!

Jill Langhus
Nov 13
Nov 13

You're very welcome, dear:-)

Great!

Have a good one!

XX

lizzymark
Nov 13
Nov 13

Thanks Naomi for the beautiful piece. She has a great future.

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 13
Nov 13

Thanks alot

Hello, Naomi,

Wow, you graced us with a powerful poem as your first post. Thank you for sharing this with us. I do hope you continue to write here. Great job on using the pen to stand against gender-based violence. Keep it up, dear! That's one power you have.

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 14
Nov 14

Thank u so much....I'll keep writing to inspire

You're welcome. That's a great way to use that gift-- to inspire. Keep writing!

Anita Shrestha
Nov 14
Nov 14

Dear Sis
nice poem

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 14
Nov 14

Thanks alot

Joy Xi
Nov 15
Nov 15

What a beautiful poem, Naomi. Thank you for sharing that. Step into your Glory, lady!

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 15
Nov 15

And thank you for reading my thoughts