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Victims and Volunteers

You are stronger than you give yourself credit for
Reignite that fire within

This is not your destiny
Your value is far greater than you have been led to believe

Find yourself, nurture youself
Only you can change the course of your life

The time has come for you to say NO! and GOODBYE! to the negativity and pain wrought by others

You may have been a victim for abuse...don't become a volunteer


Wendyiscalm's picture


Hi Linta,

I am assuming you wrote this poem. You are amazing. This is beautiful and wonderful, all in one.

I am making a copy and giving it to people as appropriate and keeping this poem where I can read it too.

MANY MANY young people could benefit from reading this. It (and you) are so inspiring.

Thank you.

Ubuntu (I am who I am because of who we are together),


Wendy Stebbins
I AM ONE IN A MILLION Non-Profit Organization focused on helping street orphans and vulnerable children in Livingstone, Zambia Africa.

lintajonhera's picture

thanks Wendy

Hi Wendy,

Thanks so much. Yes I did write it. Feel free to share it.



Cali gal Michelle's picture

Linette- You have a gift for

You have a gift for prose, and I thank you for blessing us with it. Thank you for sharing!

Let us Hope together-
aka: Cali gal


Susan K.A.'s picture


Dear Linette,

Thanks for sharing this beautiful and profound poem with us. It's such a powerful message and reminder that we can choose to be the authors of our lives, the makers of our destiny and that we are stronger than we've been led to believe... I'm going to forward this to a friend who especially needs to hear this right now...



"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being."

CamilaFMScialla's picture

Gorgeous Poem!

What an astounding and powerful poem. We are all more worthy than we give ourselves credit for. Thank you for the reminder that we can rise above whatever obstacles life presents us. You are a gifted poet.


cassie_levy's picture

Very inspiring!

You have amazing words! Your poetry is clear and to the point. I very much enjoyed it. Keep up the good work!

Chinemu's picture


Great piece lintajonhera, what can I say, amazing words, so encouraging, Please keep up the work

HOPE tOWELA's picture


I am a victim and this has really given me the strength, courage and tenacity to move on, very inspiring words thank you very much may GOD Bless you so that you may continue to help and fight against violence.



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