Jabulani Mzinyathi

Bronze Star - 2,245 Points (01.09.65 / gweru)

The Victim, The Villain - Poem by Jabulani Mzinyathi

the victim once more battered
suddenly turned into a villain
under an avalanche of attack
for daring to stop the brutality

she is lonely in the crowd
her family preaches endurance
the in-laws are blind to her pain
yet the unjust pitied and protected

weighed down by undue pressure
reeling under a torrent of blows
the home bully goes scot free
and lives again for his reign of terror

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life

Poet's Notes about The Poem

violence against women. first published by zwla sisters in law 2

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 11, 2017

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