The telling of the untold

It seemed that all her life
The woman had sat
Amongst nature’s bounty
Not being aware of
Bird song
A canopy of trees protecting her
From the heat of the day
Fallen leaves providing her
With the softest of cushions

Endless tears
Streamed down her cheeks
Pooling to become the
Great lake of
Human Grief
She sat surrounded by
Thousands who’s
Eyes had become blinded
So broken
They were no longer
Able to be
Amongst the
Land of the Living;
Bound by secrets
Dared not to whisper
No hint of the truth
These non-adults
Brutalised as children…

Time passed
The lake became an ocean
So powerful
That its thunderous waves
Threatened each and every one
Of these wounded souls
Fear to tell is a far
Stronger anchor
Than the tsunami that prevailed

To find the key
To undo the lock
To let go the hurt
To forgive

To stand up
And turn around
And tell

To walk away
To not drown

Is it possible?
I know not

18th August

The telling of the untold


Balmain East, Australia

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Artist's Description

this poem was written in response to the Council of Progressive Rabbis producing a statement on child abuse which was submitted earlier in July in all synagogues affiliated to the UPJ. This was in part because of the large inquiry into this very same thing in Victoria
i urge each everyone to stand up and speak for those who can not…
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