March 2016

Micropoetry
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Social Awareness
Social Awareness

Healing the Scars of Child Abuse

By Somali K Chakrabarti What does a child do when those who are meant to protect her turn into the perpetrators of crime against her? Abuse in the formative years might be the worst kind of agony that a person could be subjected to. When perpetrated by family members it carries with it the burden of guilt and shame, which affects not only the childhood but spills over the entire lifespan of the person. Every time I read about child abuse, it disgusts me to think about the people who indulge in the heinous crime. More disturbing is the thought of children who are made to go through it.   Image credit The Only Way Out Is Through ‘The Only Way Out Is Through,’ written by Shirley J Davis, is a first-hand narrative of the trauma faced by the author who was subjected to abuse in her childhood. While she avoids mention of the explicit details, Shirley mostly uses the form of free flowing poetry to convey the deep scars that were inflicted on her as a child, and the psychological setback she suffered due to the inhuman ordeal.

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Poems

NEW Poetry from around the world. Read the best of new poets:

This post is relevant for all the awesome poets, who follow Scribble and Scrawl. There’s an ongoing Free Poetry Contest till 29th March. You may wish to submit your poems on this site for Poetry Festival. See the original post here that lists a collection of best of new poetry from around the world. Happy that my poem ‘Whistling Dunes’ features in the list. 🙂

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Inspirational

Women who won the Nobel Peace Prize

By Somali K Chakrabarti Today as the world celebrates Woman’s Day, here is a tribute to the 16 women laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize from 1905 -t0 2015, to commemorate their contribution towards humanity and peace. Life was not exactly a bed of roses for most of them, some of them were even looked down upon in their own country but how they dealt with the insurmountable difficulties made the world proud of these Nobel women. Malala Yusufzai “When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” ~ Malala Yusufzai Born in 12 July 1997, Mingora, Pakistan, Malala Yusufzai  is the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, to date. After having suffered an attack on her life by Taliban gunmen in 2012, she has continued her struggle and become a leading advocate of girls’ rights. She was 17 years old in 2014, when she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, with Indian children’s rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.

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