DV Awareness Day#14: The TRAUMA of Domestic Violence

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The trauma of domestic violence…
is what I want to discuss today.
For too many don’t realize…
the damage that is done each day.
For women are violently abused…
with many beat up or shot…
but men aren’t immune as victims…
and this fact mustn’t be forgot.
For emergency rooms see victims…
with wounds in various places…
but the stories that are told…
don’t correspond as evidence traces.
Like self-inflicted shootings…
don’t have entrance wounds in the back…
so what is the true story…
and who’s being protected in the attack.
Are they protecting a loved one…
or is it a drug deal gone bad?
Are they living in fear…
with one who gets violently mad?
Just who are they protecting…
and why do many take the blame…
like claiming they shot themselves…
or refusing to give up a name.
So much violence occurs…
with wounds of various trauma…
but perpetrators of the abuse…
must be exposed to stop the drama.
For wound after wounds occur…
with victims claiming falls or accidents…
but it’s only when they speak out…
that help can assist to protect or prevent.
So victims of these abuses…
it is time to stop the silence…
for it is only when the truth is told…
that help can come to stop the violence.

© Secret Angel and The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel, 2016.

Dear Lord, only You see the multitude of domestic violence victims and only You know the truth that so many of them hide. We pray for boldness and courage for these victims to stand up and speak out. For healing and restoration from all the traumas that they have endured. And that the storms and drama in their lives will cease with Peace as You cover them with Your grace and mercy, love and protection… in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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8 thoughts on “DV Awareness Day#14: The TRAUMA of Domestic Violence

  1. Pingback: DV Awareness Day#14: The TRAUMA of Domestic Violence | Madison Elizabeth Baylis

  2. I ran on a ten year old little boy once, who had been beaten by his step-father. I tried to comfort him and told him that he needed to understand that what happened to him wasn’t his fault. He looked at me with those terrified, disbelieving eyes. I knew what I said wasn’t going to matter…but I have never forgotten that little boy and I wonder if he’s okay…or even still alive.

    • Awe… so sad! This happens all too often. But it should never happen! Laws are changing in some states that all are mandated reporters… and that includes your spouse if they witness child abuse. Both parents can be held responsible! I pray that this child is OK and that his mother intervened and removed him from the abusive situation. The child’s safety needs to come first!

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