Apr. 11, 2019

The Colors...

Domestic Violence, oh the picture it paints

With color on color; though some very faint

The Happy and Sad all mixed in the shades

They start out in neon, then over time, fade

Though muted, still present, affecting the source

Daily living of life, often thrown off course

The child, in hiding, from the fear of the fight

Wishing it would stop, without exit, in fright

The dog, sadly whimpering, in the corner where flew

After anger caused flight, he just wished he knew

As did everyone, wondering - why so much anger?

What happened to them, to cause so much danger

For all in the path, leaving no stone unturned

This wasn't from birth, this behavior was learned

How many generations before had been hit

Just learning, no questions, just rolling with it

Isn't it time, for breaking that chain?

No longer continue; to feel safe, again?

It IS possible to live your life Violence free

Each moment, taking steps, and then one day, to see

The bright colors of living return to your life

The rosy red cheeks, of your beautiful wife

Your children's bright eyes when you walk in the door

The sunset you watch, as you lay on the floor

And all giggle, all happy, no fear to be found

Satisfaction, and love between all abound

This can be more than just a dream to be had

To end the Silence of Violence is more than a fad

It's a lifestyle, and possible, for someone as you

With colors bright as neon, and EVERY brilliant hue

For the dark and the dreary, those colors of old

That represent the former, abandoned and cold

Where now, there is sunshine, and hope to be had

And peace and contentment, the feeling of glad

It won't happen overnight - for the path here was long

But all you CAN do, is keep battling, be STRONG

For YOUR Violence to end YOU must do YOUR part

Dig down, deep, and connect through your heart

To that child that suffered, they're hidden in there

All they need's YOUR commitment, and effort to share

Connie R Jordan 111518