shenita-etwarooNo More Violence and Abuse
Animal Rights and Other Poetry By Shenita Etwaroo From All-Creatures.org

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.

No More Violence and Abuse
By Shenita Etwaroo

ome victims search for an excuse
But honestly, there is no use
We must seek ways we can induce
An end to violence and abuse

It’s often overlooked a lot
Victim’s not sharing what they've got
Denial is a common plot
When help may be their only shot

If you’re able to understand
That there is a problem at hand
Acknowledgement’s the first of plans
In standing up against demands

It happens with the ones you love
Trying to place themselves above;
They cannot push around and shove
Where hope is all you can think of

Abuse is often found in words
Emotionally left deterred
Physically too, more pain is stirred
Either way, neither is preferred

They’ll do it with a common goal
To feel like they are in control
Whether a part or as a whole
The victim’s body takes a toll

It’s often paralyzed with fear
Whenever the abuser’s near
If they put guilt inside your ear
Consequences can be severe

Once you’re aware that you’re in need
You can be helped from this, indeed
No longer with your life concede
Instead, you’ll feel as you were freed.

© Shenita Etwaroo


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