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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I was molested as a child and I was always afraid at night growing up. I have a sister who never quite heard my cries but I'd stay up to prevent anything from happening to her too. She was...

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Child Abuse Ends In Death

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

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My best friend's kid sister died at about this age...and though I don't recall the actual circumstance, it's haunted my friend for all of her life. This poem is haunting as well; thank you...

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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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I know how it feels, to be abused at a young age. Mine started at age four and continued till 8. I never thought a State Police Officer could do so much harm. Or take away something I would...

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  • 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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Hello, To be honest this has really touched me because it reminds me so much of my past. I can't I know how you feel because well I'm not you but I can say I've gone through something very...

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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.

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 have to disagree with the part of the abuser having regrets. I too was severely abused as a child by my mother and other caregivers. As I got older I started seeking God for complete...

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Poem by A Victim Of Domestic Violence
  • By Lynette Gutwein
  • Published: April 2011
Returning Faith

You took away my innocence
My hopes, my dreams, my youth
You took from me my very soul
What could have been, I never knew...

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This is my story indeed. I loved reading and rereading the poem. It has got a connection with my soul which mere eyes can not see. Truly lovely poem.

  • 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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  • By Kristelle Taylor
  • Published: October 2009
Stolen Innocence

I sat alone . . .
Unwanted, unloved,
Crying for little more than
A fragment of love....

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