Calling all poets! I receive dozens of poems from women each month and just a few from men. Anyone who reads my blog at The Last Straw knows that poetry can heal a broken heart.
First I want to thank the many readers who have already sent me poems, they should all be posted here by now. All of the poems found here will eventually find there way to a new blog just for poetry at Poetry on Violence and Healing
I am putting together a free ebook to be given away on this site and others that contain poetry from others who have dealt with domestic violence/abuse. My goal is to empower women and men to get out of and to heal in the aftermath of domestic violence. Poetry from any point of view will work. I am really in need of uplifting poetry as well and poetry from a man’s point of view.
I encourage women and men, to share their poetry on recovery and surviving domestic violence. We feel so alone when we are in the abuse, during the aftermath my goal is to help others feel connected and far from alone. Your poem may be posted on someone’s desk someday and that poem may be the only thing that gets them through the day.
For the men out there, please help me, to help others understand, that domestic violence happens to men and hurts them just the same. I can not share your thoughts and feelings, I can only agree that it happens and you are of no lesser value in this horror because you are a man. If anything, your recovery and pain is more silent so please share.
No matter what sex or color or marital status you are a punch hurts just the same. I have created this blog to share only poetry and how it helps us all in the healing process. Please help me create a blog that allows others to heal and realize that they are not alone. Your poetry will do just that.
By leaving a poem here you are stating that you are the author and I have permission to post it elsewhere and to use it in several upcoming books. Poetry has helped me heal from horrific violence and pain and I know that it can help you too. By sharing your poetry you are indeed helping someone else who feels all alone to feel connected and heard.
Love & Peace,
Poetry left in this post will later be placed in the proper category for others to find it quickly. Please only share poetry that you have written out of respect for the authors. By sharing your poetry here you are giving me permission to share your poem on other blogs and to use it in upcoming writing projects, books and others items. If you post your name you will be given full credit.