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

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Posted November 13, 2019 from Cameroon
#istandwithher
When Gender based violence is practised in a society where the law does not favour the oppressed, depression and sucidal 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.

This story was submitted in response to #IStandWithHer.

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Jill Langhus
Nov 13
Nov 13

Hello Again Naomi,

Good luck on your poem submission.

Hope you have a good, rest of the week, dear!

XX

Tarke Edith
Nov 13
Nov 13

Hello Naomi
Thanks for sharing this poem with us
Have a nice time dear.

Hello, Naomi,

Thanks for participating in the Call for Stories!

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 14
Nov 14

It's an honour to serve.
Thanks

I agree. You're welcome!

maeann
Nov 14
Nov 14

Hi Naomi,

This is very touching poem.
Let us bring gladness...

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 14
Nov 14

Thank you so much

Mercy Kusi
Nov 14
Nov 14

Cheers to a brand new dawn Naomi dear.Thanks for these words that resonate hope.

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 17
Nov 17

Thank u so much for the kind words

kibu
Nov 14
Nov 14

Thank you for sharing Njemo.

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 17
Nov 17

Thank you for reading

Lisbeth
Nov 14
Nov 14

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 14
Nov 14

Thank u so much Lisbeth......let's all speak out for our fellow women.

Anita Shrestha
Nov 15
Nov 15

Dear
Nice poem

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 15
Nov 15

Thanks alot sister.

Amarachi Okpala
Nov 16
Nov 16

Hi Naomi!
Your poem is really good!

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 17
Nov 17

Thank you so much

Tamarack Verrall
Nov 17
Nov 17

Dear Naomi,
Poetry from deep inside you. May your thick layers of unattended thoughts continue to allow you to arise to the beautiful dawn you offer here. This is a beautiful call out to all women facing and or surviving gender based violence. I look forward to more of your poetry.

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 17
Nov 17

Thank you so much for these kind words. I hope to keep inspiring

Spiritedsoul
Nov 23
Nov 23

Such a beautiful poem. Thank you. Hugs.

Njemo Naomi Mabuh
Nov 24
Nov 24

Thank you so much