Little Girl Black Confronts
Domestic abuse, physical abuse, mental abuse, emotional abuse, and verbal abuse.
This book and all my Little Girl Black poetry books, volumes 1–6, celebrate and confront dreams, religion, marriage, unfairness, sex, friendship, racism, colorism, abuse, strength, judgments, fantasy, love, education, families, power, death, the black sheep syndrome, and many other situations.
Domestic abuse. You know that old saying “You don’t really know what happens behind closed doors”? Everything looks great on the outside, but no one really knows the real deal. And there are entire families living in total fear.
Looks can be very deceiving. Most people only show what they want people to see, and it’s usually a façade. Some abuse goes unnoticed, and some abuse screams out loud.
Some mothers and fathers tell their kids to shush. “This is family business. Keep what’s going on at home, at home, and what’s going on outside, outside. We’re a family. We don’t mix the two.” Now you and your whole family are bound to secrecy.
Physical abuse. Some people are in total denial when they don’t want anyone to notice the makeup that’s covering a black eye or when they give you an excuse for how their arm got broken and it has everything to do with falling down the stairs.
But there are some people who wear physical abuse like a crown or tiara and strut like a peacock. He or she wants everybody to know how they keep their woman or man in check. Yes, women can be and are abusers too.
Love should not hurt so bad until love stops breathing, and you have to give love and your heart mouth-to-mouth resuscitation every second of your every day. If that’s what you’re on, you may as well go on and buy that black dress or make orange your favorite color. Sooner or later, he or she will snap. Abuse is true life, not a TV show.