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angry

 

Billy was an angry man

he hated his own life

but instead of making changes

he took it out on his children & his wife

his hands, his belt, a wooden spoon;

anything in reach would do

and after every vicious assault

he made sure they knew it was their fault

~Melanie Thomason

Source: angry

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Why doesn’t she LEAVE?!

Another submission I wrote for Artists4Peace

 

she is afraid

of him

of being without him

of what he might do to himself

that he might find her (he has promised to hunt her down)

of what he might do to her (he has promised to kill her if she left)

she is afraid

that she can’t do any better

that no one else will love her

that she can’t make it on her own

that she can’t provide for her kids

that this is what she deserves

and anyway you don’t understand…

he isn’t always like this

he doesn’t mean to hurt her

he is a good provider

he is a good father…he hasn’t hit the kids (yet)

he loves her

and anyway you don’t understand…

she doesn’t know anything else

this is just how it is

it has always been like this

she grew up watching her mom live this way

it’s in her DNA to stay

 

Melanie Thomason

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but they love each other- a series of haiku

A series of haiku that I wrote for Artists4Peace.  This month’s topic was Breaking the Cycles of Abuse

 

she is wearing a

turtleneck in the summer

to hide fresh bruises

fingerprint necklace

one of many abuses

that she covers up

she can’t tell her friends

not that she has many left

he made sure of that

she doesn’t know why

she keeps making him so mad

she must do better

if he is so bad

why doesn’t she leave, you ask

you don’t understand

he loves her so much

he feels terrible after

says it’s the last time

and she loves him too

so she lives this way

in spite of herself

Melanie Thomason

 

 

Source: but they love each other- a series of haiku

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Artists4Peace September Topic-Deadline Approaching

You still have time to get in your submissions for September!!!

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September 2015 Monthly Topic:

Show us your Peace!

Send in pictures! We want to see how you promote peace in your wardrobe. S

Send in pictures of your t-shirts,
jewelry, photographs of marches, posters,
demonstration signs, get togethers, anything
having to do with peace!

Send in your contributions NOW to: artists4peaceproject@gmail.com

Submission Deadline September 1st
Selected Entries will be posted September 15th

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peace through poetry

the past creeps in quietly

incessantly whispering

inky blackness closes in

threatening my sanity

 —

searching for tranquility

i find words to comfort me

my pigmented poetry

splashes color through the dark

 ~Melanie Thomason

 

 

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Calling all Artists! Accepting Submissions for March and April!

Call for submissions…all mediums welcome 🙂

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Upcoming Topics/Deadlines:

March

How does one find peace in daily life?

Submission Deadline March 1st
Selected Entries will be posted March 15th


April

How does language influence peace?

Submission Deadline April 1st
Selected Entries will be posted April 15th


Feel free to send in any other Peace related art at any time for consideration to be posted throughout the month. Remember just blog as you normally would and then email a link to your post to artists4peaceproject@gmail.com for consideration!


Notes to ALL of our Fabulous participating Artists4Peace artists:

1-Please reblog, facebook, tweet, messenger pigeon 🙂 this post.  

We need to get the word out and get even more people sharing their art to promote love, understanding and peace throughout the world.

2-We ask that if you haven’t already please put the Artists 4 Peace logo on your blog.  It will not only show others you are part of the…

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Peace?

A poem I wrote for Artists4Peace

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Peace on Earth,

can it be?

or is it an impossibility?

maybe so

but this i know

either way

it starts with You

and it starts with Me

~Melanie

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common ground

Don’t talk to me of differences

Don’t talk to me of hate

Tear down your defences

it is time to communicate

If we get to know each other

we can find some common ground

teach our children to love one another

the change would be profound

war is not the answer

history can show us that

hate destroys us like a cancer

Peace and Love is where it’s at

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~Melanie Blackwell

 

 

 

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