Where do you go when your heart is breaking

What do you do when your faith is shaken

Too many times we suffer in silence

Whether verbal abuse, mental abuse, or domestic violence

We suffer in silence believing that everything will be alright

In our silence we continue to fight

Used and abused by those we love the most and admire

We suffer in silence and continue to be beat down by liars

The fight within us is now gone

We have no fight left, we just want to be left alone

We seclude ourselves from everyone and turn off our phone

We continue to suffer in silence and no one knows

The suffering in silence has caused our life to fold

The suffering in silence has now become a cry for help

We have no strength left
 God help, we begin to cry

Lord please don’t pass us by

We made it because He never left us

He strengthened us in the midst of our silence, it was a must

We now must encourage others to not suffer in silence, help is available

Get help today while it still can be found,

God is able

– Ysante McDowell
, Copyright@2018



This feature was submitted by Ysante McDowell 


Ysante McDowell is the Co Chief Executive Officer of Ed’s All Purpose Seasoning and Rub LLC. Ysante won an award for the Spartanburg Community College Library Poetry Contest (1st place)for one of her poems. She went on in 2009 being awarded 2nd place for another poem as part of Spartanburg Community College Honor of Excellence Award.