Abuse Poems

Sad Poems on Abuse

The trauma of abuse is never fully gone from a person's consciousness. Its filthy stain leaves its residue on the soul forever. However, like all bad experiences, it is possible to turn this experience into good by developing compassion and empathy for others who have been through this experience. Many people feel that bringing meaning to a traumatic experience is a path to healing. When I turn a negative experience into a tool that brings meaning into my life and others, I am taking the best kind of revenge on my abuser.

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  • By Yerzinia
  • Published: April 2009
Hush Little Sister

Hush, little sister
Please don't cry
I wish I could be there
To sing you a lullaby...

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Oh, this breaks my heart. Thank you for making me more aware of this problem. I pray that God's loving hand would be upon you and your broken heart. Remember that your father in heaven loves...

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Child Abuse Ends In Death
Speechless

My Name Is Sasha
My Sister Is Leigh
I am six
And she is three...

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I'm Larissa, I'm 13, and my dad used to hurt me as well, but then I told someone and now everything is sorted out. He doesn't hurt me anymore. My story is nothing compared to yours. I can't...

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No Way Out From Sexual Abuse

He came into my life
when I was just a little girl
I was happy and young
And then he changed my world...

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Just wanted to say that I wrote a poem titled "Thoughts Of Easter" and my story stated that I was raped at 5 years old. So I do understand, and I pray that by now you're out of that...

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  • By J.D
  • Published: April 2011
Black And Blue

Sitting alone under the night sky so black,
Nobody knows what she's holding back,
Pulling her sleeves past the black and blue,
Once these bruises fade they'll come back anew....

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That poem very much ought to be published. Very heart wrenching. I am 53 yrs old. A man from a very abusive father. But I have 2 daughters and never ever laid a hand on either of them. ...

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Don't Stay In An Abusive Relationship
While I Was Bleeding

Where do I begin to explain the beating?
You watched as I sat there bleeding,
You never cared about my feeling.
My hurt had no healing. ...

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How much more do women have to dare? Why do men treat us like beating sticks? But so help me god I'm here to fight for my fellow women!!!!

Poem From A Child Abused Physically And Emotionally
  • By Tiffany L. Holic
  • Published: February 2006
Living In My World

Late on the dishes, food still on the plate
Mommy is mad-Daddy's home late.
I'm in the corner crying all alone
Wishing to myself, get me out of this home....

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I was really touched by the poem. I wish I could just switch places with the narrator so that the person could feel the high life for just one day. The abuse the child is going though, I can...

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Who Will Be The Abused Child's Advocate?
  • By Elizabeth J. Barringer
  • Published: February 2006
Advocate

Mom is passed out, too much beer at the bar,
I lay sleeping, until my bedroom door is ajar.
I hear his feet shuffle the carpet across the floor,
My heart starts pounding, How far is the door?

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I had tears whilst reading this - no one should suffer like this.

  • By Naomi
  • Published: November 2008
The Boogeyman

The Boogeyman comes late at night.
So stay under the covers, tuck them in tight.
Close your eyes, pretend to sleep,
Even though you hear him creep....

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Yeah I also went through the same thing (but it was a boy only 4 yrs older then me) I really enjoyed this poem because I understand... Thanks

Poem About Stepdad Abuse Scars Forever
Please Don't Hurt Me

Scared and alone a sad little girl cries herself to sleep,
No hand to hold, no one to tell so alone at night she'd weep.

Tears falling down her nine year old face, ...

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This was beautiful. It made me cry.

Daddy's Doll

The frigerator is full of beer,
And the couch is full of crumbs.
I go to bed and in my head,
I just know he's going to come....

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I used to be my brother's doll. It was just a game to him. He hurt me and would say he loved me. I covered for him for years, both because I didn't want to remember and because I knew no one...

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