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I'll Stand For You

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I'll Stand For You

I am standing for the woman that is too weak to stand,
A string of abuse she has suffered all her life long. 
She believes she is on her own no one to support her
So I will be her strength and support, her verbal backbone.

Let me then tell you Mr. Abuser, I will not stand aside,
While you tear down the walls of the weak and feeble.
In your face I’ll stand, with my shoulders squared fast,
Been there, stepped up, overcame, so that is my armor.

Now that’s not where I’ll leave it, more needs to be done
For the woman that is weak and feeble in self esteem.
A rescue is not the wherewithal, there has to be a goal
For her to strive unto, on the road she'll walk to being whole.

Encourage her to use her past of pain, to build
A better self for her future and make her fears
Be the rock on which she stands, to reach higher
Above the murk of abuse and self-mutilation. 



  

For Debbie's contest:  Stand

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  1. Date: 10/13/2012 8:21:00 PM
    Wonderful poem Joy.....and congrats on the contest. That last stanza is so good! Love everything that tands for - Shaz

    Cheesman Avatar Shaz Cheesman
    Date: 10/13/2012 8:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    'stands' for -
  1. Date: 10/1/2012 9:51:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the contest, joy. There are too many abusers and too many women get trapped in the madness. Awesome. Have a great week, dear. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 11:36:00 AM
    I like this, we have to stand up for those women that can not do for themselves. Thanks for sharing and Congratulations. Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 11:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Debbie Guzzi's contest Joy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 6:19:00 PM
    GO Ladies!! If we don't help each other who will aye! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/19/2012 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Debbie. This subject is dear to me. one love!
  1. Date: 9/18/2012 10:51:00 PM
    You deserved to win with this fine contribution. Congratulations.

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/19/2012 12:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert...sweet of you to say that
  1. Date: 9/18/2012 2:22:00 PM
    oh my, a wonder of a poem, joy.. congrats on your super win.. i went through some of your poems, yipes.. you are the one on my winning list for my recent contest but requirement for adding your name was not included... awhh, there were a few of you but nevertheless, a winner in my heart!..:) huggs!

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/18/2012 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading Nette, Glad you like my words.
  1. Date: 9/18/2012 6:50:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your work and thanks for your comments on my work....

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/18/2012 9:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you too Doris!
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 9:38:00 PM
    Joy, you have written a powerful poem here. And I like this stand that you take. More power to you!!! And to women like this all over the world. Congrats on your win. you must have many poems I have not yet seen!!

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/18/2012 9:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes I do have a few. Thanks for reading.
  1. Date: 9/17/2012 8:48:00 AM
    Bravo!! Have been Free and Safe for 15 years, but am totally disabled and scarred for life. Now I Stand for women too. Never tell me he will change - because I know better. Am so thrilled to find a kindred spirit here. Great poem that is well-written and moving.

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/17/2012 2:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    God bless you Sherry, for letting your past pain be the strength for others. God bless you always!
  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:51:00 PM
    Self mutalation, I've been there and am there now. It does not help. Go to where there is healing with someone else. Leave the past behind find someone else you can find. Don't set standards so high and I'm sure there's someone you can find.

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/16/2012 10:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Agreed! Thanks John!!
  1. Date: 9/16/2012 9:47:00 AM
    Sad to say but that still exsist in the world today and it is not right never has been and never will be..The abusers need to be stopped..Thanks for stopping by ....Sara

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/16/2012 10:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is a serious case Sara...we should all be our brothers (sisters) keeper. We will then stand for all those who are weaker - for one reason or the other - than us
  1. Date: 9/16/2012 3:57:00 AM
    wow this contest is bringing forth some brilliant poems, deb will have a hard task judging i'm sure. Joy this is brilliant, you are truly taking a Stand here, good one....

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/16/2012 10:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Harry.
  1. Date: 9/15/2012 3:00:00 PM
    wow, powerful write indeed, Joy. Love it

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:17:00 AM
    A strong female person - Very well written - Good luck in the contest Joy. Have a lovely weekend - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Wellington Avatar Joy Wellington
    Date: 9/15/2012 1:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anne!