Feeling emotionally drained and hurt after reading the newspaper or news feed on Facebook is becoming a regularity for me. I was totally disgusted and saddened by the violence and abuse against yet another woman in a nearby township.
How can we tolerate this kind of obscenities? How can we not raise our voices? I need to speak out against violence and abuse towards women. I want to stand up for the rights of women and girls in our communities that are battling this war. A woman deserves better treatment and greater respect. We have the power to change the things that we don’t agree with. Although I feel insignificant in this war, I cannot stand by like a statue not saying anything about all the violence that occurs right in front of me. I want to do the best I can to make the world a better place for our daughters, our sisters and our community. If change is going to happen it’s going to be up to YOU! ME! US!
Below are some words that came bursting out of my pen…out of my heart.
A damned mate – 03 March 2017
So you wake up feeling down because of your own weary frown
Does this make it right for you to cause so much harm?
So the map for your future didn’t work out quite as planned?
Does this make it right for you to be a fright?
So you live your life in the shadows of your sinful past
Does this give you the power to give a blow to her in the shower?
So your upbringing wasn’t up to scratch with your father as match
Does this make it right that she should wear a patch?
So she doesn’t say the things you want to hear
Does this mean she needs to cover out of fear?
So if she gives her opinion on life
Does it mean she stepped out of line?
So your evil forces grows with no control
Does this make her the heir of your beating throne?
So she wears to her crown according to her season
Does this make it ok to be wicked for no reason?
So you inflict manipulation because of your infatuation
So you offend with your comment
So you humiliate and you suffocate
You’re a damned mate
Fiercely determined Chanty…