The Joyful Heart Foundation

As she walked down the street
no one knew her name,
one of many silent victims
ridden with guilt and shame

Unable to tell her story,
scared she won’t be believed
for the truth behind her sorrow
is more than most can perceive

She is looking for a beacon,
a ray of shining light
to save her from the darkness
that shrouds her day and night

Somewhere she feels safe,
to find it is her goal
Someone to hear her story
and open the door to her soul

People who will listen
with compassion for how she feels,
who help her find the courage
and strength she needs to heal

There is such a place
where her voice can now be heard
Her life she begins to reclaim
gaining courage with every word

A Foundation with the message
“stronger together, weaker apart”
changing victim to survivor
living life with a Joyful Heart.

~ Karen Bailey, December 2009


4 Responses to “The Joyful Heart Foundation”

  1. sally martin Says:

    wow that is amazing, i am a supporter of joyfull heart and i love your poem, you are very talented. πŸ™‚

  2. poeticsurvivant Says:

    Thank you Sally for your lovely comment. πŸ™‚

  3. Carissa Smith Says:

    WOW! Awesome poem. I LOVE Mariska and The Joyful Heart Foundation. You really captured the thoughts and feelings in your poem, very well done.

  4. poeticsurvivant Says:

    Thank you Carissa, that is very kind of you. πŸ™‚

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