Ozer Ministries Inc.
407 North Market Street, East Palestine, Ohio 44413 - 330-426-2147 - email@example.com
May. 14, 2022
For our 7th Annual Art Exhibit, I have been thinking about this poem I wrote (but did not submit) for the Art Exhibit, last year. The picture is our theme for THIS year's Exhibit.
My personal goal is to get the info out...hope it makes you think...
OH, THE SHOES...
Oh, the shoes that the people wear
Trying to just fit in; having perfect hairAll the hoops that are jumpedBarely able to get byMany just give up, as they lay down to dieNow, that doesn't happen to everyoneSome people fight it, til their life is doneTaken away by someone, "in their right"Their relationship goalsTo have a partner to fightWith, and dominate - this isn't
the wayIt is supposed to be, on the day that you say"I do." "I'm committed." "We shall never part."But they messily rip out, and stompOn the heartOf the one that they "Love"!!!"No else loves you more!!!""No one else will have you!!!""DON'T you walk out that door!!!"But some do, and thatIs THE most dangerous timeBecause,The one that is left behindGrows angrier, less rationalFear and anger
take overThat their secret will be knownSo they stalk them, and hoverStaying just out of sightTil that moment presentsAnd they come out, and fightGrowing more and more tenseOften to the death,Of all involvedThey feel that this "problem"Cannot be resolvedSo they take drastic measuresTo make sure THEY don't loseAnd if the children surviveThey just pick up those shoesAnd keep on walkingPerpetuate, that cycle of abuseWhich, at times, I am sureFeels even more like a nooseNot a way to liveNeed to break that "Curse"But until they realize, thatIt's more than just "words"That
true healing CAN comeIt is NOT the easy routeYou must fight EVERY DAYAnd keep sharing what you're aboutYou're a Survivor, and knowThat you deserve moreNo more walking on eggshellsAnd being told you're
a whoreSo until more can stand upAnd take back their livesWe stand in that gapAnd daily we striveTo spread the AwarenessThat this isn't the pathThat they have to walk onTil thru this nightmare
they passWe are here for youAnd will be, unto the endWhen you can stand,And YOUR hand, will extendTo help the ones risingUp behind you, to healAnd know that "love" is notJust a weapon
to "yield"Keep walking, designingThe shoes that YOU wearSo Domestic Violence is NO LONGERThe burden YOU bear...Connie R Jordan...Completed 101020Based on AADV Art Exhibit 2021 theme, #walkinTHEIRshoes BLOG
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