The statistics regarding domestic violence globally is alarming. Women die every day at the hands of intimate partners. Prevention is the single most important way to avoid becoming a victim. You might ask what is the strategy for prevention, and the answer to that is awareness. Learn to recognize the signs that a partner or a potential partner may be an abuser. Most women never believe a partner will go too far until it happens. Few recognize an abusive relationship it for what it is…a matter of life and death situation. Do not ignore threats. Do not ignore abusive language. Do not ignore acts of violence such as hitting, shoving and kicking. Do not fall for apologies and believe when he tells you it won’t happen again. The truth is that not only will it continue but it could get worse. Be aware, know the signs. Leave before it’s too late.
I saw the line, I saw the hook,
But somehow I didn’t think
I’d ever fall for it.
To me it seemed like just a game,
I could always swim away.
But somehow I got too close,
And got caught upon the hook,
I struggled to get away from it,
But the more I tried
The deeper the hook did seem
To dig into my flesh.
The line was long and the more I swam,
into deeper waters I did get,
But still there was no escape,
From the hook that had slipped into my flesh.
It’s slowly getting darker now,
The sun has lost its shine,
I hope the hand that holds the line,
Will be kind enough to me,
To draw in the line, remove the hook
And somehow set me free.
Sometimes people get into situations they can handle only to find out that they are in way too deep and there is no escape.
No one knows or perhaps will ever know how the world and all that is in it came into existence. It is perhaps a question that will never be answered. However one thing historians seem to agree on is where mankind or what we term “human beings” originated. And that is on the continent of Africa. Whether we like it or not we are more alike than we are different. If we should believe the history of mankind it means we all have one common ancestor who lived in Africa many many years ago. Africa is the motherland. We all have an African connection, unbelievable though it may seem.
In everyone lies the capacity for greatness. Know your strength, the things you are good at and work at improving them. Your mind is a powerful tool. When used wisely you can achieve things that at first might have seemed impossible. Positive thinking can make a difference in everyone’s life. Learn to master the art of positive thinking.
No matter how busy we are we must take time to give God thanks for his merciea towarda us. Without his grace we could not survive in this world. Today let us give him thanks and praise for the past week and pray for his guidance to get us through another week. Have a Happy and peaceful Sunday.
What do you do when your plans go asunder,
What do you do when they all come to naught?
Don’t blame yourself, it’s okay to blunder,
Take heed, in life some mistakes are lessons taught.
Stop for a moment and cry if you must,
Smile through the teardrops and try to be brave,
Pick up the pieces and brush off the dust,
Then you move forward to battle the next wave.
Life is a battlefield where the toughest survive,
Don’t dwell on the problems and forget to have fun,
For though there are problems you still have to strive
To rise each morning and greet the rising sun.
Don’t let life problems get you down
Rise up stand tall and never frown.
This is my attempt at writing a sonnet. Thanks for reading. Please tell me what you think of it.
Many people will walk into your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart!