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A question asked

I hold the word
COWARD up
Into the light
I study it
And wonder…
Who is a coward?
What are the characteristics
That make them so?
Is it the child who is
Beaten
And doesn’t hit
Back?
Or the wife
Who looks the
Other way
When that child
Is attacked?
Or is it the
Husband
Who perpetrated this
Thing?
But what if this was
Done to
Him
As a child?
Does this then give
Absolution or
Justification?
I think not.
Not all children
Who are
Beaten
Become the
Bully.
I think there is a
Choice made
Whether deliberate or
Not.
There comes a
Time
When the Self
Knows
That this is
Wrong and to
Stop.
And so
I come full
Circle
To the initial
Starting point.
Who then is the
Coward?

A question asked

su2anne

Balmain East, Australia

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Artist's Description

This jotting is for all the children and women who can not speak or won’t be heard
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