Saqib Hussain

Don'T Suffer In Silence - Poem by Saqib Hussain

She bites her nails, anxious, scared
And from her eyes rolls down a tear
What will he say? What will he do?
Terrible thing - to live in fear

As soon as he comes in her heart jumps
She tries to read what mood he's in
Here is the one who harms her and her kids
From outside and from within

He shouts, hits, his cruelty doesn't stop
Over his family he wants complete control
And even if they submit he carries on
Feeling no remorse at all

Because if he really did feel bad
He could stop himself carrying out the abuse
But he doesn't, blaming everyone but himself
And making excuse after excuse

And she, long suffering and in pain
Sometimes feels depleted, with nothing to give
Because her heart and soul are being hurt
And that's where love is supposed to live

She has considered leaving
But what if he follows her?
What will people say?
And even if she left
Where should she go?
Where can she stay?

But if she stays not only will she suffer more
Her children will suffer too
There is no time for just thinking
It is time to stand up for yourself and do
Do what? Seek help, say no to fear
It's time to end these tears

Everyone is born with a right not to suffer from violence
So act now, and don't suffer in silence.

Taken from my book 'Contemplate' available on Amazon

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 27, 2012

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