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There Are Monsters (stop the abuse of women) !
Throughout the so called "modern" world, women are abused daily. In the United states it is estimated that every 15 seconds a woman is a victim of abuse (usually perpetrated by a significant other). One in three women worldwide will have been the victim of some sort of abuse in her lifetime. I recently met a young lady nearly shattered by such abuse, and she inspired this... but we must go into action, and not just words.
You had the grace and expectation of romantic elation
that only some thing like love could bring
to his heart , and to yours (you thought)
his grateful heart did cling...
Then he hit you
and it must have torn
and you thought it stole a certain part of you
and in truth
it must have been horrible
to see reality up close-
that on this side of heaven
There Be Monsters (a.k.a cowards)
and more painful than the physical
and the frustration of knowing
a part of trust
has been taken
so rarely had
now in grave clothes clad
walked in the echoing halls
i'm going to write a volume of poetry
for you... to prove that love is true
and days of youthful innocence
though they've since been devoured
love can conquer anything, and the monster must have no power!
Laurinzo Scott 2012