Thursday, July 30, 2009


Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe

Red... within the voice
Time... is a choice
Paths... created as I go
Blood... exposing the pain

Shattered... it all remains
Broken... for your gain
Controlled... within the vain
Why... is it always the same

Beaten... by your want
Slapped... for your haunt
Disgraced... in your pride
Living... in your life

Stolen... everything
Kept... nothing
Left... something
What... SCARS

This poem represents the heart of a woman held in the chains of abuse, whether that abuse is mental, perverse, physical, or verbal. I believe this includes pornography of all forms, and anything that causes a woman to be vulnerable and exposed before a man. What the man does not realize when he does these acts, he leaves scars. These scars never go away. They are always there to haunt the woman. This is sad. Because the root of it all is pride. Pride causes domination and the need to control the woman. Pride fuels the desires of lust. And the hearts of a man keep putting wood on the fire.

Why do I write this? I write this because it is the truth. It exposes the pride of a man and the heart of a woman. Deep within every woman is a heart solely devoted to the one she loves. When the man abuses this fact of heart, the woman can become marred and all the beauty and submission that he so longs for and desires becomes marred with scars; which overtime leads to rebellion and opposition.

For all you women going through this...
Hang in there! Don’t give up your dreams. And when you can’t stand up on the outside because of the abuse, stand up on the inside. Rest assured, the exposing of the abuse; the truth is growing everyday. Keep your head and heart up on the inside.

All Writing & Art ©Tonya Ashe


June said...

What an amazing poem,art work and blog post. Good for you !!! well said and the truth.
Thanks for this on behalf of not only myself as a woman but all of those that bear the scars
june x

ellie said...

wow, Tonya....I'm..well, overwhelmed by both your art here and your post. well done...and so timely in today's world.

JoMo said...

Thanks for this post & for encouraging women to stand up for themselves in whatever way they are able, wherever they are.

If you're interested, you have an award on my blog.

Poetic Artist said...

I just found your blog and the post, goes hand in hand with a post I just did. Give it a look if you get the time.

The Paris Salon said...

Powerful piece and words Tonya. Certified by me ~ having lived it and now being FREE.
Hope lots of others see and hear this great message :)

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