Workplace Abuse Is Never OK

Workplace abuse
is never OK…
and no one has a right
to treat workers this way.
Especially with injuries
that lead to workers demise…
like the nurse in Baton Rouge…
a death most don’t realize.
For she was attacked at work…
by a patient in her care… Continue reading

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Sexual Predators…

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Sexual predators…
come in many different forms…
from the latest “family-man” on TV…
to the “hazers” in college dorms.
From within large Christian families…
on reality TV for all to see…
to priests, pastors, or ministers…
who preach but hide their sexual immorality.
Then there are some politicians… Continue reading

Abusers…

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Abusers…
were once victims too…
for they lived with abuse…
so negativity is nothing new.
For when you never hear positive…
and all you do is wrong each day…
then you accept this defeat…
and treat others the same old way.
And when you are physically abused…
or even sexually abused too… Continue reading

Sexual Assault Awareness

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Sexual assault awareness…
is something we all need to know…
as it affects more than we realize…
but for most the wounds don’t show.
For the wounds of sexual assault…
are hidden very deep within…
and many don’t know when it’ll stop…
or some even when it did begin.
For many are abused sexually…
and that includes all the ages…
for even children are assaulted… Continue reading

A Poem for Victims: Lingering Triggers (Psalm 107:19)

This is for the many who have never experienced violence and triggers from PTSD. These triggers are real and totally involuntary, causing many victims to relive their traumas again and again.

Memories! Oh, those memories…
triggering responses from the mind.
Like feeling your abuser,
coming up from behind.

Like a single word,
whispered in a threat.
Like a string of curses,
yelled with “you’ll regret”.

Memories! Oh, these memories…
how we long to forget..
they keep triggering responses,
breaking us out in sweat.

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