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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Your poem made me cry. It is so beautiful in a harsh sort of way. I am so sorry for what has happened to you and your sister. Please stay strong and never give in to the hate.

Child Abuse Ends In Death

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

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That's happening to me, but I don't know who to tell. If I tell my sister, she can't do anything about it; she is in the US. If I tell my mom she won't understand because she speaks...

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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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This was just so sad and painful to read and yet beautifully written. You are so brave, and I feel so very proud of you.
My case was recently dropped in July because of not enough...

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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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I'm sorry that you have to go through this. Nobody deserves to be abused, especially not a child. Please don't give up hope. Someday things will be better for you and your sisters. I'm...

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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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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

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 Kate
  • Published: May 2008
Inner Child

Hello Dear Jesus,
It's been a long, long time.
I hope that you still know me,
I've been hiding quite awhile....

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What a beautiful poem .. I'm almost 21 and I got molested when I was in 7th grade until my freshman year by my mother's husband. Forced to do things no angel should.. And all he said was that...

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Don't Give Up Hope Get Help

There is a reflection of pain in her eyes, as she fights back tears.
Trying to figure out why she has put up with it all of these years.
Innocence gone.
Just taken away. ...

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This brought tears to my eyes. I went through something like this a few years ago. But this certainty touched me.

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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You're brilliant. Thank you for your contribution. I know what you've been through was hard. Stay strong and determined; there are always people there for you.

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