Day 11 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – Emotional abuse can leave one traumatized!

Published 11th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 11 – NaPoWriMo – Optional prompt for the day: the Bop. The invention of poet Afaa Michael Weaver, the Bop is a kind of combination sonnet + song. Like a Shakespearan sonnet, it introduces, discusses, and then solves (or fails to solve) a problem. Like a song, it relies on refrains and repetition. In the basic Bop poem, a six-line stanza introduces the problem, and is followed by a one-line refrain. The next, eight-line stanza discusses and develops the problem, and is again followed by the one-line refrain. Then, another six-line stanza resolves or concludes the problem, and is again followed by the refrain. Here’s an example of a Bop poem written by Weaver, and here’s another by the poet Ravi Shankar.

Emotional abuse can leave one traumatized!

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She has been humiliated,
Her opinions, have been disregarded,
Her appearance, is always judged,
She is always monitored and controlled,
Sharing of feelings, been verbally chastised,
Towards her, they are forever bigoted…..

As emotional abuse can leave one traumatized….

Why is it so difficult to accept?
Why can’t, emotions be expressed?
Why does she have to be, labelled?
Does she not deserve to be empathised?
Do you know the trauma she goes through for exploited?
Will you stop calling her jinxed?
Will she always have to fear of being isolated?
Her dreams, wishes, accomplishment is trivialized!

As emotional abuse can leave one traumatized….

All she needs is your warmth,
Your acceptance of her, with her flaws,
A place for her in your heart,
Love & Respect for her, in your eyes,
Be understanding towards her emotions,
Treating her equal as she too is a human……

As emotional abuse can leave one traumatized….

(c) by Preethi.B

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