Poem for Ending Domestic Violence

image courtesy of Jason Leung

Let’s talk of a plight that needs to subside,
let’s open a topic where hearts collide.
Domestic violence, a dark and tragic verse,
calls for education to enlighten and disperse.

Let us embark on a quest of knowledge and might,
to free up males from ignorance’s blight.
It’s through comprehension that seeds are sown,
to break the cycle and make violence unknown.

With patience and teachings, let empathy bloom,
grow respect and awareness to banish the gloom.
Teaching us males to cherish, value, uphold,
the rights and wellbeing of others untold.

Open the doors of awareness, wide and clear,
unveiling the confines of prejudice and fear.
Empower us with ways to cope and converse,
be it through understanding or accepting diverse.

Enlighten male minds on the harm that’s carried,
by actions and words that leave hearts harried.
For education holds the key to change,
turning ignorance into empathy, rearrange.

Equip us with tools to resolve conflicts, unlearn,
the reign of violence, let compassion return.
Teach us to channel emotions through gentle care,
breaking the cycle, spreading love everywhere.

For in dismantling male stereotypes and norms,
we pave the pathway to a life that is warm.
To educate men on love, respect, and trust,
the foundation to eradicate violence, we must.

So let us rise united, women and men,
educate, communicate, as one we ascend.
Together we’ll combat this darkness within,
and kindle a future where love and peace win.