The Strength Within – ‘Prose For Thought’ Linky #Prose4T

Welcome to Thursday’s Prose for Thought. The linky for your original poetry and prose – be it written by you, your family or someone you know.

Thank you once again to Sarah from The Puffin Diaries and many thanks to Livi from Mrs Teepot for also linking up last week. Please go across and ready their poems if you haven’t already.

My poem this week was written when I started attended something called ‘The Freedom Programme’. Being the victim of Domestic Abuse, I was offered this course by Surrey Women’s Aid and found it a great help and comfort at a very difficult time. Grace was just over 10 months old, I was living with my Mum and finding everything very hard so am very grateful that they were there to support me. I had also started to channel some of my feelings into poetry and ‘The Strength Within’ was just one of the many I wrote.

The Strength Within

You may feel at this moment that you are on your own

Please believe me when I say that you are not alone

They may punch, they may kick, they may have a way with words

But there are people out there waiting for you to be heard

He may make you feel worthless, say you’re nothing without him

But you are worth much more than this, you cannot let him win

He may try to control the children and turn them against you

But children will see the real truth, it’s something time can do

So next time you hear yourself say ‘What on earth shall I do?’

Just remember there are people out here waiting to help you

Find the strength within yourself to move out and move on

Because what this monster is doing to you is morally and physically wrong

It may still feel difficult to live through all this pain

But one day soon you’ll find a better life and learn to love again

© Victoria Welton  17th November 2007

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  1. February 5, 2013 / 8:40 pm

    Really honest heart-felt poem Victoria. And I think it could give others strength who are asking themselves ‘What an earth shall I do?’

    • Victoria
      February 5, 2013 / 10:37 pm

      Hi Peggy, thank you so much for visiting and commenting and I’m glad you like the poem. I hope you will be able to join up this week. I see that you are hosting the next BritMums carnival. I will try and get a post across to you ready for the weekend. I am hosting the week before BritMums Live!! :S

  2. Mrs Teepot
    January 31, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Fabulous poem and the importance of it in your moving on really comes across. Thank you for sharing
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    • Victoria
      February 1, 2013 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you very much – and thanks for sharing yours too 🙂 x

  3. January 31, 2013 / 2:02 pm

    fantastic poem, remember the past is what makes you who you are now! an amazingly strong women who everyone adores!

    • Victoria
      February 1, 2013 / 2:10 pm

      What lovely words from you honey, thank you so much xx

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