National Poetry Day 3 October 2019

The theme is TRUTH….

It was my duty to report but I could

Not foresee

When whistleblowing met closed ranks

Detriment would silence me

That individuals entrusted to

Prevent harm

Courting vested interest

Would fail to raise alarm

As I reflect on experience

Justice denied

Determination rises in me

It’s time to set aside

Fear that forces compliance to

Silence TRUTH

Designed without a qualm for

Victims of epidemic abuse

We have the strength to

Defeat injustice

Stories shared will validate

Abuse that was corrupted

Then our amplified voices

Will influence

Change needed

To prevent future offence

So, we can live in hope

Of no more trauma

Suffered from the consequence

Of power inflicted drama

Amanda Knowles MBE

September 2018

Posted in Poems.

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