I see madness, madness in your eyes
Eyes filled with rage, the rage I never wish to encounter
I am frightened, frightened of the consequences
I will be hurt one more time
One more time left to cry alone
Don’t speak, don’t show your tears
Others will find out
Façade of the happy family will be exposed
Exposed will be your false pride
This rage and aggression - any purpose does it serve?
Other than destruction damage so profound
Respect is lost gone is the warmth
What should I do with my damaged soul?
How can you explain your explanation for violence?
You said you were angry because I failed to obey your commands
Out of the burst of anger, you slapped and pushed to teach me a lesson
Yes, I learned a lesson- a lesson not to be a victim anymore
What an explanation given-can you explain your explanation, please?
Who gave you the right god? Your parents? My parents?
Your family? Your friends? Society? or have I permitted you?
Yes, my silence might have permitted a wife beater in you
Now, I will speak I will speak to convey to those who feel
They have a birthright to hit and abuse a woman
Because they are born a man
Be a man who respects a woman for who she is
Time to reflect time to change your glasses
To look at a woman from a new perspective has reached
The world is changing so does our society
Women are not left behind anymore
Why are you still behind in your perception of a woman?
She has a voice don’t take her silence as her weakness
A voice that counts, a voice that matters
A woman is not an object
To be thrown when you are bursting with anger
To be burnt when you are burning with rage
To be slapped and pushed when you fail to drive your aggression away
Take a break from your wrath
If you cannot regulate your emotions-let others help you
Family, friends, professionals
Learn to respect a woman
If a woman can give birth- she can bury too
Bury her soul to let the light come from within
Before you raise your abusive voice and hand
Next time on a woman
Think and think again
What if a woman also starts looking through your glasses?
Chaos and more chaos will be the consequences
No explanation can ever justify brutality
Your anger cannot explain the mishandling
No justification is enough for violence
Violence again woman need to stop
Stop the brutality-Raise your voice
Pallavi Sahu is a Rehabilitation Psychologist, blogger & writer based in India with a career span of over 14 years.
She is better known as an expert in dealing with learning difficulties, behavioral problems, and emotional issues of children and adolescents. Her publications links can be found on pausementalwellnessstudion.com.
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