We, Women, Like Flowers…Ode to my mom and to children who’ve witnessed domestic violence against their mothers

We, women, like flowers, need care
the sun, rain, fresh air
Love us, surround us with nature’s song, we flourish
Pluck us from the earth, we wither

 

Above is an excerpt from my new piece Forgive and Forget, an ode to my mother who was a victim of domestic violence most of my life and all except the last few years of hers.

For more information on Domestic Violence visit your local library, bookstore, search online for resources or if you are in need of immediate assistance call the National Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.    #FullTimeWoman #Family #Facts #DomesticViolence

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