She hears the slap of the strap and the cries of her child and she sits in silence.
She sees the terror in her child’s eyes as her husband’s fist lashes out and strikes the defenseless child. She watches in silence.
She listens to the cruel, vicious words her husband throws at her innocent child, words that wound and leave scars, and she sits in silence.
Years pass, and her child asks why…why did she not protect her? Why did she just stand by and let the abuse go on and on? Why did she not speak out for her child? The woman just shakes her head and sits in silence.
Now, the silent woman sits alone, lonely and frightened of death. Her legs are useless, her eyes have become sightless and she can no longer hear her daughter’s words. The words that say I love you and I forgive you.
The silent woman can only hear the eternal silence.