Silent Perseverance

Violence is not always seen
not always heard.
Most of the time it is kept deep inside
we neither condone it nor accept it when we receive it.
When there are no marks
When there are no witnesses
When there are just some tears, some times, some days,
then for whom does it exist?

I say it happened!
So many say it did not…so it cannot be
and so we wrap it up
and choke on it.

Am I helpless?--- I say you are not!
Am I nothing?----- We say you are not!
I am a survivor!— Embrace us all, we are with you!

Marcela Hidalgo

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