Concealing Concealer…

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.

38 thoughts on “Concealing Concealer…

  1. Well done using the word conceal. And you are very right. She can physically hide bruises with clothes and concealer, but she is still emotionally affected. She needs to get out of their before he really damages her heart.

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      • I think in someways the women are sick and confused, they stop seeing their value and safety as important. They are just trying to survive and beyond that it is hard for them to consider, especially if their kids are involved. Also, I think they want to love the guy fell in love with, they overlook the monster. It is pretty hard to know why they stay, but their rational is skewed. Great piece 🙂

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  2. oh my that un-smiley face is huge! Your post is so right. The damage to the heart can’t be hidden, not by all the make-up in the world. Nor should it be. I hope all who are in this situation get help asap!

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  3. Spot on! No woman deserves abused. The heartache is worse than bruises.

    I find that there’s all sort of abuses and all sorts of abused women.

    Sometimes, emotional abuse, the sort that tramples on one’s self-esteem is even more destructive than physical abuse.

    Then there are abused women who are in denial, they make all sorts of excuses justifying the bad behaviour of their abusers. Some even say “It’s my fault that he hit me”. Better to walk away alive than be dragged away dead. Sad but true. 😦

    Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Spot on! No woman deserves to be abused. The heartache is worse than bruises.

    I find that there’s all sort of abuses and all sorts of abused women.

    Sometimes, emotional abuse, the sort that tramples on one’s self-esteem is even more destructive than physical abuse.

    Then there are abused women who are in denial, they make all sorts of excuses justifying the bad behaviour of their abusers. Some even say “It’s my fault that he hit me”. Better to walk away alive than be dragged away dead. Sad but true.😦

    Thank you for sharing this.

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    • Thank you my dear. I think that society has played a lot of sad role in this. A whole lot of women are made to feel inadequate when they don’t have a man that they can hold on to. They are made to feel that without a man, their life is not complete and they fail to understand that they are complete in themselves. A man is a complement and when he becomes a beast that pummels and abuses, get thee away, fast!

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