Day 14 April P-A-D prompt: Write an "ain't none of my business" poem.
NaPoWriMo Day 14 prompt: Write a sonnet
How do I know it’s time to take a stand
When watching mother hurt her little child?
I want to speak, to lend a helping hand
But fear prevents all but a gentle smile.
It’s not my business how a parent treats
Their child is it? Will interference cause
The child more grief...intended help defeat?
And so instead of stepping in I pause…
I tell myself the child will be okay
Return to life I know of calm and peace
Until I see the child another day,
See bruises, proof abuse will never cease
Until someone steps in and takes a stand.
I know that now I must extend my hand.