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Private affair no more (senryû)

Warning: May be triggering!


domestic abuse
not a private affair
catch you if we can

the vulnerable cry
shame ties the knot
secret is safe

private affairs
your soul won’t be spared
the Great Spirit knows!

domestic abuse
not a private affair
catch you if we can


© Tournesol ’14

Inspired by:
BlackandWrite who often creates an awareness about important issues in poetic form.

Originally posted by Cheryl-Lynn Roberts at Tournesol dans un Jardin



A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

16 thoughts on “Private affair no more (senryû)

      1. That is so true but isn’t it interesting that is the last thing you want to do which is the thing you should is speak! This is beautiful!


      2. Shame ties the knot to keep it locked away. At some point the victim has to stop blaming her or himself. Men are abuses as well…and too often they never get help, the shame is even worse. Hope you have a good night, m friend:)


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