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Happy Poetry Month

Happy Poetry Month! In honor of poetry month, I decided to dig up one of my old poems. *Trigger Warning* It’s based on a domestic violence experience that I have survived and I am glad to say that I was able to leave that situation. After this poem was written, things got worse and that was when I finally decided to remove myself from the situation. I hope you all enjoy it!

A One-Sided Conversation

Let’s have a talk.
Come here and sit down. I see you don’t want to be bothered.
I’ll talk for hours and get no reaction from you.
Why are you ignoring me?
What’s with the random faces and sighs?
Are you listening to me?

Wait, don’t speak. I’ll talk over you now.
I’ve asked you questions but I really don’t want to know what you have to say.
You’re beginning to get angry.
Let me start yelling and acting like I’m your parent.
You better not talk to me like that!

Wait, come back.
I want to argue some more.
Maybe even get in your face and threaten you.
Push you around a bit.
Come on, I’m trying to make you madder.
Don’t ignore me!

OK, I’ll walk away now.

I’m back, let’s argue again.
I like to repeatedly come back to make the situation worse.
I know you don’t want to talk.
I’m sorry I got in your face and pushed you.
I will not do it again…….
Until the next time, I feel like starting problems.

I’ll leave you alone until then.

Let me know what you guys think. Always remember that you are a survivor and not a victim. Labeling yourself a victim is giving the abuser power over you. I refuse to give them that power. That experience has given you strength. What was your Domestic Violence experience like? What does it feel like to be a survivor?

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Jalika Cherie

JC Morgan is what some may call a Rebel or Eccentric. She doesn't fit in and she doesn't try to. She has piercings, tattoos, and stretched ears. She talks, walks, looks, and thinks differently than most Christians. People tend to stare at her without hiding it and the boldness is real because they will not say anything. But you know what? God still loves her and he loves you too. Whether you look different or act different, you still have a place in God's Kingdom. You may be a loner in your environment but let me tell you, you are not alone. Not only is God always there, but there are also other people who are just like you. Different in every way and they wear it as a badge of honor. She likes to say that we are THEE Cool Kids. We're the underdogs that pack a mean punch. We just need to let the Lord use us. With him, we can build mountains and tear down walls that try to stop us. Do you know how all of this can be possible? By restoring your personal relationship with God and practicing Soul Care. That is her area of expertise and that is what she is here to help Women do.

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