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Silence the Abused and Cover Up the Crime

This is what we learn:
Be meek, be kind, be silent.
Accept abuse.
Accept pain.
Stay silent.
But silence,
cannot always save us
When silence covers up abuse,
forgiveness prolongs pain,
and grace enables an abuser,
we must change what we have learned.
No more silence.
No more
tolerating abuse
for empty values.
No more silence.

Shenita Etwaroo

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