She dabbed on several layers of concealer,
In an attempt to hide her bruised cheek.
She covered her eyes with big, dark sunglasses,
So that no one would notice its pink-tinged state.
She wore turtle-necked and long-sleeved loose tops,
All bright and shiny,
To hide all the bumps and scrapes.
But what she failed to do,
Was to conceal the damage to her heart.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
Conceal, The Daily Post
It’s important to note that no amount of hiding and disguising can protect or help an abused woman. If you are in an abusive relationship, seek help before it becomes too late to do that.