Eliminating Sexual Violence in Conflict... Her SCREAMS!!!

Suzan
Posted June 19, 2020 from Nigeria
A mother, who would anything to protect her children

He dragged himself like a sack of cement

He made himself the ridicule of onlookers.

The green glass of intoxication has been his haven for ages

It was his friend, his weapon, his woe

She, on the other hand, was the enemy, the victim

As urchins clustered like fishes in a sardine can, their eyes were wild with fear.

Fear of the resounding bursts of the gunpowder

Fears of the hunger that was to come

Fears of the intoxicated

She, the protector of her urchins, the Queen Esther of her time

Bares her back for the slashing

Stretched her robe for the taking

Her urchins are her pride, she would guard them with her last blood

She would shield them with her life

The intoxicated, once her love, now her loathing

She longs for rescue

Her silent screams are constantly rebuffed

When will the circle of life align for her?

She needs her Angel Michael!

Now! More than ever, she needs…

#EliminateSexualViolenceinConflict

Edwige Suzan Ozo

Journalist, Editor, Reawakened Writer...

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Jill Langhus
Jun 19
Jun 19

Wow! That's vividly powerful, Dear Suzan!

Thanks so much for sharing.

Suzan
Jun 19
Jun 19

Thank you so much. When you have had a personal encounter, it's pretty hard not to be open and raw about It.

Jill Langhus
Jun 19
Jun 19

You're welcome. Yes! That's true. XX

Chi8629
Jun 19
Jun 19

Thank you for sharing Sister.

Suzan
Jun 19
Jun 19

Appreciate you took a moment to read this.

Sinyuy Geraldine
Jun 24
Jun 24

Dear Suzan, sexual violence is always at its peak during a time of crisis or a pandemic like Covid 19. We need to stop it in very way possible. Let us also protect the vulnerable in our communities so they don't fall victims of sexual harassment. Lots of love.

Suzan
Jun 24
Jun 24

Exactly. There is no kind of hazard isolation doesn't cause. This is why sisterhood is key to keep each other aware of how we can help. There is nothing as bad as dying in silence.

Powerful words, dear Susan. Keep on writing!

Suzan
Jun 24
Jun 24

Thank you so much Karen. I definitely will.

Thelma obani 2020
Jun 27
Jun 27

Sooo inspiring.
Thanks for sharing

Kabahenda
Jul 07
Jul 07

Hi Suzan,
Thanks for sharing your powerful writing. It is extremely touching and it brings the sad reality of the impact of conflict onwomen's lives.

Writing is carthatic and I would encourage you to keep on writing. More power to you.

In sisterhood

Suzan
Jul 07
Jul 07

Thank you so much Kabahenda for your encouraging words. Writing is a passion for me and I definately don't intend to slow down any time soon. Greetings in sisterhood.