It is estimated that one in three women will suffer rape or domestic violence in their lifetime. We must all work in whatever way we can to stop these horrible crimes and to support those who have lived through them. The women (and men) I know who have lived through these steep life challenges have a similar wish – to find a Spiritual Partnership.
Inspiration: This is one of the poems chosen for publication in the anthology The Journey of Healing (Safer Society Press 2010). I am honored to have four of my works selected. Please enjoy listening to Healing Walks.
Inspiration: I was reading a news article about a child abuse case going to trial. It talked about having to put a child on the stand. I read the allegations and the visions of a child having to take the stand haunted me for a few hours. Finally, a line rolled through my brain like a freight train. Note: Originally posted in 2008. Reposted to honor witnesses in June/2012.
A scream caught into a smile on his little face
Bad men helping evil men continue to steal his innocence away