Have you heard of the term ’emotional abuse’? It may some sound weird to you but it does exist in our present age and time. You may not know by the name but you definitely have experienced it one way or another.

I came across it today while driving to the immigration office situated in Lagos State, Nigeria. It was boldly inked on a placard that was meant to sensitize every passerby and I want to believe that it is working.

Let’s cut down to the chase. I’ll start by defining the emotional abuse. Based on my research and findings I have this to say about the term emotional abuse: it is act of overpowering one verbally by means of insults, sarcastic remarks, threats, and control. 

I have my story to tell and I am sure you have yours as well. Let us talk about it on Daily Wisdom Words Picture Writing Exercise. Yes, let’s talk about it on Daily Wisdom Words Picture Writing Exercise.

Don’t be scared. No one will bite. I am ABUH MONDAY ENEOJO.  I will be your host.

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Abuh Monday Eneojo
Monday Abuh is a poet and author of three books.
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17 days ago

It’s all in my head
It’s all in my heart
It’s all on my lips
But the voice isn’t there to echo it.

I know it’s hard expressing me
But I keep silent for therein lies the solace
of others.

17 days ago

Thank you Monday

17 days ago


Touching a dark place
no one sees my harm
it’s so cold deep inside
even sunlight withers away.

And when abuse begins
thoughts abandon reason
deserted I’m all alone
an emotional thunderstorm.

Sunlit rainbows seek me
even when you hello
you’re all I wait for now
lighting up my mind.

17 days ago

♡ Tender Hearts ♡ You tell me you still love me,              You miss me very much. How often you long to hold me,              Feel my kiss and my touch. You say you weren’t happy,             During the time we spent apart. You want to be together again,             And make a fresh new start. My head is telling me not to,              You will hurt me once again. My heart is saying I need you,              Just name the time and when. I know I’ll come back to you,               I need to have you near. I’m placing… Read more »

17 days ago

Dressed up for a change
feeling good about myself
so, how do I look?
knowing… his answer
Stupid! as his fist hits the wall
who is all that for?
Dumb B**ch! now my tears fall
it’s words, I didn’t touch you
But they hurt
leaving scars
invisible maybe
but they hurt, just the same

17 days ago

I wrote this at 15, no title.

There’s no making up ;
When I’m already fucked up!
Want to try now; that’s it’s too late
Seeing, I’ve so much built pain and hate.
Try and try
Yet , you try the wrong way
You see:
These foolish games I can no longer play
I’m trying to pick the pieces up one by one
But after all I’ve accomplished
Why am I still holding this piece of shit gun?

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