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Where I share my jewels of wisdom of life

While I realize there is no good time to share sad news, nor do I do this often, I felt compelled to share this with you today. I know it’s not cheery and joyful in the way I aim most of my work to be, and it’s the holidays no less. However, must we remember those that aren’t feeling so jolly or are down right terrified and down and out, as we celebrate our many blessings.

When I was in New York recently with my daughter, we were in George Washington Park and stumbled upon this beautiful young woman. I went up and asked if we could chat and how I might help. She was grateful and asked if I would please help her get the word out but to please protect her name, for her families safety. I extrapolated the essence of our talk and wrote my poem below. Her words and body language were palpable as we spoke and I hugged her.

David from Skeptic’s Kaddish shared one of my pieces Rooted in Love, on his blog yesterday for which I was extremely grateful for his generosity. I’m also most appreciative of the kind accolades many of our followers gave me. Thank you truly. I’m beyond grateful.

Hearing the poem I wrote after some time, compelled me to share this at this time as well as the below video and pictures my daughter sent me yesterday, out of the blue. There was a demonstration that was taking place 40 minutes south of our house about this very issue.

I argued with myself for a good while before hitting send but felt it necessary to share today. If we learn one thing from the year, might it be to honor and trust our choices. Please feel free to skip it and come back to it at a later time.


I bow my head and pray,
walking through the fields gray.
Unearthed by a blood bath of flesh and tears;
Each one telling a thousand tales, 
befuddled in red, 
black and blue in  
puddles of pain.

Hands so frail, 
body so weak, 
life so uncertain,
I hold her in my arms,
as shivers 
run through our spines.

Eaten alive, 
sparing families 
pride and life,
fear coursing 
through her veins.

Everything must be written 
in invisible ink, 
no traces left behind.

My heart mourns,
wishing I could wrap her
in satin.
I do not want to tarnish her name,
in a world that has gone insane.

We are her voice 
as she runs, 
her ears,
as she cries.
We weep with her,
as she screams for justice.
We hold her 
In all her sorrow,
Infuse strength,
into her marrow.

The running, 
hiding, 
screaming, 
crying,
has got to stop,
as we draw a line in the
sand,
and take a stand.

The ones who claim protection,
instead they beat and rape,
she barely makes it out alive. 
She carries her sisters blood,
marching on, carrying the torch 
attempting to save her sisters souls.

We bow our heads and pray,
walking through the fields gray.
Broken and forlorn, 
we never give up hope. 
We pray, our voices will be heard.

San Jose California Protest December 2022

Copyright ยฉ 2022 Cindy Georgakas
All Rights Reserved

Photos and video by my daughter, “Narnia” ( her blog name)

Sending you love and blessings as you start your week and move into the holidays. Happy Hanukkah to all of my Jewish friends. We will be eating latkes and lighting candles on Christmas Eve in your honor which is our annual tradition. It used to be on the first day of Hanukkah but now we’re all in different places so we wait until we’re all together.

And If you are reading this today my friend, who will remain nameless, we bless you, your family, friends and country. May you be safe, may you be happy, may you have peace and know the love of protection from all of our hearts to yours. Thank you for inspiring this postโฃ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’—

Cindy

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Suzette Benjamin
11 months ago

Thank you Cindy for sharing this important message. We must speak up for those who cannot. Great peace and healing to survivors of violence.

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Yes, I believe you did. Thanks again๐Ÿ’–

Suzette Benjamin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Awesomeness ๐Ÿ‘Œ ๐Ÿ“ฑ

Anita Bacha
Reply to  Suzette Benjamin
11 months ago

I agree to that

Destiny
11 months ago

A thousand blessings upon your unnamed friend and all those in need ๐Ÿ™ further than that I’m lost for words… yet again๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜”

katiemiafrederick
11 months ago

When Will The World Say No to The
Ignorance of Harming, Maiming, Raping

Killing Marginalized Most ‘Religion’ Brings

True Whenever A Real God Now of

LoVE iN KinDNeSS of Compassion

Rises in Human HeARTS Naked
Enough Whole Complete New

With No Need

To Slave Other
Humans in Blood Lust For Greed

SMiLes Dear Cindy For Those Who
Harm And Rape And Maim and Kill Nature

Will Do the Same to Those Who Birth The
Face of God For Real

in Every Human

Being Who Becomes
LoVE iN Peace Without Blood Lust Greed

Namaste For A Greater Day Where There Are No Castes of DarK

If only ‘They’ Could Understand That only Women Birth A
Face of God in Human…

Anyway For What’s

It’s Worth

i Am a Son of Woman…

i Shall Never Bow to A God Named Only
He For it is only A Symbol of Blood Lust Greed That Has Come So Far…

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Pleasure Dear โค๏ธ
Cindy A Very
HeART Felt
And Gut Wrenching
Inspiration Upon

The
Not So
Beautiful
Beasts Among Us

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Thanks Dear
Cindy No
Problem
my FRiEnD
With SMilesโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„

katiemiafrederick
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

No Change Without
MaKinG Waves Dear
Cindy All Is Waves All
Is Change So Letโ€™s All
Dance Sing Free Toward

LiGHT
Away
From
DarK
With
Most
Respect
And Least
Harm For All
With SMiles Of
LoVE iN Peace For Realโค๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

eunice
11 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

eunice
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

Tangie
11 months ago

Thanking you for sharing and not remaining silent, unfortunately like so many do. ๐Ÿค—

Destiny
11 months ago

A thousand blessings upon your nameless friend and all in need๐Ÿ™

GraceoftheSun
11 months ago

Wow. Thank you for this powerful and impactful piece, Cindy. Glad you are sharing your voice and space for your nameless and brave friend. Blessings and healing to all survivors of violence.๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’•

salsaworldtraveler
11 months ago

Thanks for sharing and amplifying this very important message. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน

Clive
11 months ago

Powerful stuff. This really brings out the reality behind what they tell us in news broadcasts.

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
11 months ago

Hitting send on your heartfelt words was the right thing to do, Cindy. I don’t know you as well as others here, but what I do know and see you doing in the photos doesn’t surprise me at all. Thanks for sharing.

Mike U.
11 months ago

Thanks for speaking out, Cindy. This whole situation is soul-crushing and it’s insane that this is happening in the 21st century. Your poem is powerful and brutally blunt, and just what the world needs to wake up to this horrible injustice.

Writing to Freedom
11 months ago

My heart is saddened by this poem, story, and awareness that such cruelty still exists. Thank you for caring and speaking out Cindy. May the people effected find peace and healing.

Sheila โ€œSpiral Sisterโ€ Murrey
11 months ago

So heartbreaking, Cindy! And we just watched Coyote on Paramount + and it showed similar story, so it makes this account all the more real.

A Star on the Forehead
11 months ago

Hi Cindy,
Thank you for writing/speaking up, and being another voice for the victims.
It is so easy to become so involved in our own lives and forget our brothers and sisters that are being victimized.
Sending you holiday blessings to you and your loved ones!

Resa
11 months ago

I’m with them and you!
Write away!

Resa
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

โฃ๏ธ

valenciartist
11 months ago

This is a very important message that you have posted. It is greatly appreciated by all.

valenciartist
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

My pleasure Cindy. All the best.

johncoyote
11 months ago

Thank you for sharing this dear Cindy. It is sad. It is 2022 and women rights are still struggling in our world. We need a safe world for the children and the women of our world.

johncoyote
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

A never-ending battle dear Cindy. And you are welcome.

johncoyote
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You are welcome dear Cindy.

Gabriela Marie Milton
11 months ago

Thank you for sharing dearest Cindy ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Indeed. Love you hon. Enjoy your holiday โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Michele Lee
11 months ago

You made the right decision publishing this and talking to her, of course. She is very brave. I pray she felt empowered doing so and that she is safe. ๐Ÿ™๐ŸปEnjoy the Holidays with your family. ๐Ÿ’ž

Michele Lee
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You are welcome, Cindy. Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Kym Gordon Moore
11 months ago

WOW Cindy, this is courageous on so many levels. I am so glad that you shared something that many people do not understand or would have probably passed by without a care. In this day and time, it is unthinkable to have to fight is such a way to be seen as human, yet we know it is necessary. Thank you for showing her compassion and sharing that moment of love with her. I applaud you my dear. Thank you for being so warm-hearted and generous. Your poem is amazing and those pictures, as they say, is worth a thousand words or more! Hugs to you my sweet and loving friend. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ˜Š

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Oh Cindy, you know it is always a pleasure to drift into your stories, coming out wiser, more compassionate and loving. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ I agree with you 100%, but we can’t just stand and watch atrocities happen and not think about how they can affect us. I appreciate you showing us a more human and caring side, by touching the spirit and making us think about the challenges others face that could be a challenge for us down the road.

I appreciate you my Mommy Nature and I love how you allow your heart to feel!!! Hugs and smooches dawwwwwlinkkkkk. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿฅฐ

Kym Gordon Moore
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Oh Cindy, you warm my heart immensely. I absolutely love your compassion, empathy, and heart. This is the reason why people love you so much. Just keeping it real my “Sledgehammer Cindy!” Speaking of which, the final seconds are ticking. Will everything be ready for your Christmas reveal? ๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ

BrittnyLee
11 months ago

Poor girl. It’s awful. Rape is the most inhumane thing. It’s terrible and ruins so many lives

Marsha
11 months ago

Cindy, what shocked me most were the bystanders. What were they thinking?

Marsha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

I can understand that.

Sadje
11 months ago

A heartbreaking story. Thanks for sharing my friend. My prayers and thoughts for these victims.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Injustice needs to be called out. And we all should do what we can to raise awareness.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

I think as long humans are greedy, these issues will remain.

Sadje
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ๐Ÿฅฒ

ParentingIsFunny
11 months ago

My goodness…

Vidah
11 months ago

Thank you so much for sharing this, Cindy.

kagould17
11 months ago

It is a sad fact that humans can be so cruel to other humans. Your beautiful friend is very brave as are you for helping her tell her story. Many of these injustices will not stop until angry people shed their pursuit of power and wealth and realize the cost is not worth it.

boundlessblessingsblog
11 months ago

Your poem was so deep and profound. Sad to know what is happening in the world with women, Cindy. Thanks for taking up the cause of women.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Always welcome dear Cindy โค๏ธโค๏ธ

D. Wallace Peach
11 months ago

So immensely powerful, Cindy. I’m so grateful that you shared this, your powerful poem as well as the moving photos. I’m glad you trusted your instincts. It’s important (while we sit safely in our warm homes and wish each other joy and peace and a bountiful new year) to remember that there are people suffering everywhere at the hands of the powerful. Perfect timing and moving beyond words.

extraordinarysunshineweaver
11 months ago

What a powerful post, Cindy!! And the photos! All of it tugs on my heart.

extraordinarysunshineweaver
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Itโ€™s pulled on my heart!

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
11 months ago

Cindy, there is no inappropriate time to speak out against violence and injustice. Your eloquently-written, heartrending poem and your daughter’s poignant photos send a powerful message. Human rights must remain an issue, and we must be vigilant in protecting vulnerable people from those who would victimize them. I applaud the women who are speaking out against their abusers. I applaud you and your daughter for supporting them! <3

Ellia
Ellia
11 months ago

๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ™

KK
KK
11 months ago

It’s sad and surprising that it still rxists. Thank you, Cindy for sharing this heart touching this post. This situation is really insane and pathetic. Thanks for speaking up for a cause.

KK
KK
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Always welcome, Cindy ๐Ÿ’–

Audrine Max
11 months ago

that was powerful and heartfelt, thank you for raising awareness.

Namrata D
11 months ago

It is so cruel and inhuman. It is beyond understanding where we are heading. In poem you conveyed her feelings so beautifully

SelmaMartin
11 months ago

Thanks for the words in the poem that touched me deeply. And the photos amplify the poemโ€™s urgent message. Why, oh why Oh, Godโ€” the despicable among usโ€” why? What cowards!
Those beasts go after the weak and crestfallen (crestfallen, only because they donโ€™t fit in well yet or havenโ€™t arrived at a place where they fit yet in a new land) ((In their own countries they are someone!))
I know this. I experienced some of that prejudice and bigotry there, too.
Iโ€™m happy you used your platform to make us aware this continuesโ€” arenโ€™t we our brotherโ€™s/sisterโ€™s keepers? One human race, for godsake!
And those beasts have good families too, I bet. Gag! This is too much.
There is no good time to expose thisโ€” the victims donโ€™t even know itโ€™s Christmas!
Bless you, Cindy.
Bless that poor girl and her kin.
May we find a way to eradicate prejudice and bigotry from this world.

aruna3
11 months ago

Oh,so sad event.but thank you for sharing this terrible event.we should stand against this injustice activity.

Namrata D
11 months ago

Very touching and at the same time distrubing that there is no safe place today ahared my thought on my blog today

https://6elementcolors.wordpress.com/2022/12/21/december-2022/

Miriam Weisz
11 months ago

“Tear up any evil decrees against us, and let our merits instead be read before God.”
Sephardic blessing.

Revjrl
Revjrl
11 months ago

With all the celebrations, this is a very timely reminder that violence knows no seasons, it can happen to anyone, anytime. We must look out for each other all the time.

13rrance
11 months ago

That is heartbreaking… I have no words for that violence who was ever present against women. It’s a very sad post. May your friend heal and find joy anew in her heart.

And that Photography is beyond evocative. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข

poeticallyyours360
11 months ago

This is gripping!

Dawn Pisturino
11 months ago

We must never forget that horrific things are happening all over the world. Christmas is supposed to be a time of peace, but that only happens when people want peace. Tyrants are all-too-real and don’t care about what we want. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom and peace.

aruna3
11 months ago

Indeed.our voice against this type inhuman activities are heard.All Raptists should be punished.๐Ÿ™

Jeff Flesch
11 months ago

Thank you for this, Cindy. ๐Ÿ’”โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน

alisendopf
11 months ago

Thank you for sharing. It was so good of you to sit and speak with that young woman, and bear witness to her. You are a kind soul, and I know she cherished the interaction. This injustice is horrific, and I cannot fathom how people can act that way. Evil seems too easy an explanation.

Pooja G
11 months ago

Thanks for sharing thus for us and I’m so glad you talked to her and are trying to help. The things people and women in particular face is truly terrifying.

rothpoetry
11 months ago

This is a very heartfelt post, Cindy. You speak for so many who are suffering in our world. It is hard to know how to feel sometimes. We are blessed with so much and so many have very little or nothing.

Conny
11 months ago

It’s heartbreaking to witness what is still happening to women and girls in this world. I’m touched by your story and poem. I admire you for stopping and listening to her, and bringing her story to us. It’s so easy to walk by.

Lia
Lia
10 months ago

That is one very brave woman. It took me until the last photo to be able to read the totality of her very important message clearly so I’m glad you included it. There is a lot of confusion and corruption among good intentions. Peaceful protesting makes a difference, along with people being respectful of others and deeply listening, or simply standing and bearing empathetic witness. Your poignant poem is amazing. Bringing awareness is a powerful thing.

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