Shelter Girl


This will be the 4th year for remembering the abused by bringing attention to the never-ending problem of domestic violence via  “Shelter Girl” a short poem I wrote in 2013 below.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know are being abused please know there is help available to you. There are ways for you to be safely moved from this hostile environment.  I saw this success first hand while working as a volunteer in a shelter for women and children. I witnessed women and children who had been afraid and hopeless in the past be helped through their nightmare to go on and build successful lives. The link below is a place to start. If this is happening to you please reach out.


Shelter Girl

The day she came
to the shelter
She was a sight
for sore eyes.
Children in tow
a half-packed bag,
Evidence of having
left in a hurry.
The first order
of business,
Hugs and comforting,
Then hearing her
story, spilled with
heartbreak and tears.
He had unclothed her
with relentless criticism,
Made her bleed,
Inside and out,
But there had been
nothing remarkable
about him or his opinion,
Because he had never cured
any of her so-called
Somehow she had found
that one remaining sparkle,
That last glimmer of hope,
Bringing her to this place of
warm hearts and helping hands.
She learned this was not her fault,
That the so-called imperfections
Were all his…

© 2013 DiAnne Ebejer

Warm hearts and helping hands await!


About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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2 Responses to Shelter Girl

  1. Wonderful, DiAnne. I hope it helps many more.

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