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
Abuh Monday Eneojo is a poet and author of three books. You can check out his books on Amazon.

Comments 12

  1. Ahmed Precious

    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.

  2. @Tetrametracall1


    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.

  3. Catherine

    ♡ 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 my heart into your hands,
                   Please handle it with tender care.

    Written by Catherine Mellen ☘

  4. Abuh Monday Eneojo

    Emotional and abuse
    What’s the use
    Knowing the anger and pain
    The sadness hidden
    See what they do year in year out
    Hit us with clout what’s it all about
    Rob us, how do we survive
    All they’re concerned about the economy drive


  5. DebbyK

    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

  6. Sarah

    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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