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Bleeding Heart - A Woman Just like me

Updated on March 28, 2011

I wrote this after watching the Libyan woman being bullied on SkyNews March 2011. It was painful to watch and you can see the clip below. My hurt goes deeper than that though.

Months ago, a documentary was aired in UK “The stolen Children of Libya”. A situation whereby Libyan men married to British women abduct the children with no consent of the wife and take them to Libya. Sadly, there is no Law in Libya against it. Those mothers hearts are torn. This done by a man they married, who they thought loved them.

Then there is the situation of men who behave like animals in Africa, Mass raping women as they please and using it as a weapon of war. Those poor women have their lives ruined. Some have unwanted babies, some HIV, some serious internal problems and some just die.

My Heart bleeds deep for them. They are innocent women. Some mothers, some wives, some daughters…..

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Bleeding Heart - A Woman Just like me

She has no Voice.

She has no Choice

But to do as she’s told whether she likes it or not.


Head to Toe - cover her body

while the men are at liberty.

Some still living the life of a Playboy.


If she is lucky,

she gets an education

Otherwise - a baby machine for the nation.


No Self-Esteem,

She becomes so shy.

Can’t even look people in the eye.


What does her life count for?

As a doormat on the floor?

Will she ever find purpose in life?


I hope she finds her Voice.

I hope she makes that choice

and finds strength and courage to live a fulfilling life.


LadyElena March 2011 © All rights reserved


Sad Video of No Freedom of Speech for women


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    • GetitScene profile image

      Dale Anderson 

      5 years ago from The High Seas

      I wish these poor ladies would find some freedom too but, and not to criticize anyone else's culture, I dated several Middle Eastern ladies in my youth and regularly came to blows with the male members of their families over the way they were talked to and treated.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from London, UK

      @GetitScene - It hurts to see what these women go through. I say to my friends that the women just happened to be born in that part of the world. Before they were born they couldn't say "God let me born in America." What if I wasn't born in UK.... So my heart goes out to them. It could have been any one of us. Such restricted lives.....

      Thanks for stopping. Though there might not be a solution, I hope things ease up for them.

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      Dale Anderson 

      5 years ago from The High Seas

      Extremely important issue that I fear has no solution.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      @duffsmom Thanks for stopping. Hopefully, things will improve.

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      P. Thorpe Christiansen 

      6 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

      Well done hub-very heart wrenching and horrifying.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK


      Hi Shari, thanks for your comment. I have heard of the name of that movie and hope to watch it someday. It's nice of you to stop by. Cheers. :-)

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      6 years ago from New York, NY

      I am always moved by this topic. It makes me think of a movie Sally Field did back in 1991.. 'Not Without My Daughter'. As far back as time goes, one thing is sure, never underestimate the power of the love of a mother.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Stars439

      Let's hope things improve.

      Have a lovely weekend.

      Hugs to Becky. :)

    • stars439 profile image


      6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Being bullied is terrible. I hope it was only and isolated incident , and not their way of life in Libya for women to be treated that way. God Bless You Precious Heart.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks Freya

      Actually... you do have a point. It happens in other societies in subtle ways. I hope she'll find her justice too. God Bless you. I sense a special light within you. (from your articles)

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      Freya Cesare 

      7 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Great poem, Lady E. No woman will able to save helsef until she understand why she need to save herself, because no matter how hard people outside her life tried to help, only the woman herself is the one whose have to take the step forward and free herself. But we don't have to look too far to another land only to see this kind of problem. Take a look around, there must be one in our community or more who have similar problem. Let's start from them first, woman and also children of domestic abuse. For this one lady, I hope she'll find her justice.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Rossimobis - I hope so too, Bruv.

      ** Hi Andromida - thanks for your comments. I am just glad some people / charities are raising awareness and trying to make a difference.

      ** Hello Katie - thanks for your touching comments. I pray the same too. God Bless you.

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      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      It is my every hope, and prayer that the brutality on women and children stop once and for all. Thank you for this vital and yet heart wrenching story, we need be reminded. Love, Peace and Joy be with you for you spread that which is good. :) Katie

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      syras mamun 

      7 years ago

      As you said the "baby machine", women are still treat that way in some parts of the world.I think this happens mostly because of the lack of education and the failure of the education system to stir up the human values.

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      7 years ago

      I hope she finds her voice...

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Hi Dreamreachout - (waving at yah) Big Congratulations on your win. Well done. A bottle of Champagne on the way to you. So nice to hear from you. :)

      ** DrPastorCarlotta - that is so beautiful that you are able to help some women. They in turn will also use what you share with them, to help others. God Bless.

      ** Jayb23 - thanks so much for your kind comments.

      ** Nomason - Thanks so much for stopping. Best Wishes.

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      7 years ago from Nigeria


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      7 years ago from India

      Absolutely touching poem Lady_E. I just have no words to describe how I am feeling after reading it. Keep up the good work.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Were consider blessed compared to some women in this world. I Counsel women who has been through this same treatment! GREAT HUB my friend, voted-up!

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      7 years ago

      Elena, we all feel with you!! Barbaric and dastardly act has to stop!!

      Elena, the month long wait, the month long World Cup is over and wont you congratulate me for being the World Champions!! I am sure you saw the match!!


    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from London, UK

      ** ahorseback - Thanks so much for sharing your comments. Very thought provoking. Glad you stopped by.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Anglnwu - You totally understand me. I think that too. Sometimes I think "what if I was born in Congo?"

      Glad you stopped by. Thanks

      ** StayPos - thanks for your comments. I also wish Iman al-Obeidi well and many more like her, that we don't know about. Regards.

      ** Hello Philipo - I pray God helps us too and them...

      ** Hi Hello Hello - Sad to know she might not live long. They have turned tables on her now and accused her of slander, so she is now "the accused." What chance does she stand? Ps. Hope you're are feeling better health wise.

      ** Thanks Prasetio - always a pleasure to read from you.

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      7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      This was so beautiful. Thanks for share with us. You touch deep in my heart. Awesome...rated up!


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      Hello, hello, 

      7 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you, Lady_E, for bringing this to our full attention. Yes, I also think that she won't live long. It is still the law of men being in absolute power. It is fundamental in their religion and therefore it will never change.

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      7 years ago

      Hi Lady E , It is a plague upon our world that women are so downtrodden, Mankind will never be able to call himself civilized until these happenings all over the world change! I ,for one, will never have faith that some parts of our world will ever become civilized in a modern way. I believe it's not a reality that will ever happen. And why?.. Do our world superpowers [all of them} not only support but promote the cultures that are the worst offenders. Almost the entire middle east , as many Asian nations seem to be hundreds of years behind in thier treatment of women and children in society. And yet we can blame modern societies too for the indiscriminant bias towards women , in the work place , in marriages , or in equal rights and pay. The same kind of abductions happen even in , more ,civilized countries. And yet , there are too many , that believe more modern and eqitable societies shouldn't be telling other nations how and when to catch up ! Nice poem....great messege....

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      7 years ago from Nigeria

      It is indeed act of man's inhumanity to man. Dictatorship must not be allowed in Africa. God will help us.

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      7 years ago from Florida, USA

      Lady_E thanks for shining such a compassionate and poignant spotlight on a very dark truth.

      In spite of Americas, Britain’s, and other allied forces intervention to stop mass murder in Libya, tyranny against women continues to be hidden and without apparent remedy.

      Let us keep Iman al-Obeidi and those of which her story represents in our hearts and prayers that the cry for freedom will not leave them excluded!

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      7 years ago

      I love your poem--speaks volume. My heart goes out to them too. That would have been me, I always thought, had I been born in a different country, to a different family. Thanks for raising awareness. Rated up.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from London, UK

      ** Acaetnna

      Thanks so much for your kind words.

      Lovely to see you here. :)

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      7 years ago from Guildford

      This is so heart wrenching and it is so distressing to read about but so important that we do. Lady_E you never cease to amaze me with your dedication and variety of hub content. Thank you for reminding me of those poor women.

    • Lady_E profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from London, UK

      @telltale It's a pity that the international community can't do much. They are making an effort though. The people who organise holidays for the abducted kids with their mums in Libya are a Charity. It must be tough for them though - there are many hurdles.

      @Coffeesnob Maybe their kids will find voices. The world has changed so much now. All the countries protesting at the moment used to be very quiet. Who knows...? Thanks for stopping.

      @J Dove-Miller It's sad. I am glad for those who are able to leave to other Countries. The law protects them abit. Thanks.

      @DeBorrah - Very True but some can't change religion and their religion seems to tie their hands. I've seen it first hand. My friend used to be a strong Muslim but later changed to a Christian. She feels so free and peaceful now. God Bless you too.

      @Mentalist Acer - True. Thanks so much for stopping.

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      Mentalist acer 

      7 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      There seems to be just as much faith in loophole dogma as there is in humanity.;)

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      7 years ago

      Lady E, This is sad and heartwrenching! Thank you for bringing this to our attention! This is also why it is so very important to let women all over the word know that through Jesus Christ they are somebody! They can find PEACE in HIM! To Him you are a child of God once you accept Him as your Lord and Savior! In HIM you can find true Love, Security & Significance! Thank you for sharing your heart, In HIS Love, Grace, Joy, Peace & Blessings! GOD BLESS YOU!

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      7 years ago

      You are so right: women around the world are still treated as either property or with less compassion than some treat their animals. It will take extremely hard work for those women to continue to dream.

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      7 years ago

      I hear your heart and feel so sad for so many who are under this abuse and degradation.

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      7 years ago

      Unfortunately, it is the reality of life over in those kind of places, where there is so much lawlessness in the protection of women. There are so many 'forced' issues happening, and there is nothing the international community can do to make it better. I saw the video of the woman in Libya too through CNN, and to be honest I don't expect her to survive. Good of you to bring this up in a hub.


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