Dating violence poem
The next step in the process, perhaps the most significant for reducing shame, is for the survivor to read her work aloud, and to realize that she can be honest and still accepted by her listeners. by Rosemary Daniell In this book, Ms Daniell tells about her experiences of teaching poetry in prisons, and in low-income schools.
The author's comments: Currently, I am a student at John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia, and as part of my junior year of AP 11 English-Language and Composition, we are asked to research a topic that we had a particular interest or passion in, and to write in order to bring attention to the issue and provide possible solutions or ways for improvement or awareness.
One of the goals of healing is to reduce this shame.
We believe that poetry can be a significant and meaningful shame-reducing intervention.
Poetry Little girl, Little girl Come out to play For what you hide I do seek You know you want to play with me My love for you is pure, most deep Be a good girl now, I’ll never tell, Will you?
Sweet Child secrets you will keep No one will believe you, Shut the door What happened: she says He took my childhood and with it me Made me play his game, Dirty bed No pillow soft enough to lay my head Stolen, Trashed, My childhood dreams Buttons undone Ripped My seams Innocence, Now colored black I hold, Within me, My little girl’s life of lies His touch, His sins, I can not forget I cry I scrub I wash I scrub again His hands His breath Won’t wash away Artist’s Notes: Just the thoughts and images that coincide with my emotions while i wrote this have left me depleted of my ‘all’ It is incumbent upon EVERY adult to speak up for the children who have had their breath sucked out of their childhood’s of innocence and laughter. Note: If you would like for us to show your poetry on our website, please submit it to [email protected] review.
Dating violence includes verbal and physical abuse and tends to impact those between 12 and 21 years old.
Posted in domestic violence-healing, emotional abuse, poetry, poetry about abuser, poetry for women, poetry on domestic violence, poetry to heal, poetry to heal after abuse, poetry to heal from domestic violence, Stopping Domestic Violence, tagged domestic violence poetry, no more, poetry, poetry about abuse, poetry about abuser on September 27, 2010| 12 Comments » The following comment was left on 2010/09/02 at pm against another post and I wanted to share it on its own: I was in an abusive relationship for 3 years and he abused me in all aspects.
I found the will the leave him when he attempted to hit me while I was 3 months pregnant with our son.
Survivors have long used writing as a healing technique. Addresses issue of women of status being treated differently than poor and/or minority women.
Writing allows the survivor to express her thoughts and feelings. Also expresses the belief that women are stronger than men are.While males suffer from dating violence too, females are the main victims. Pollack found that when “adolescent boys get involved with girls, they fall into the societal model which we call ‘macho' where they need to show they are the ones in control.” Young women tend to blame themselves for boyfriends' actions, which also contributes to the male feeling in control.