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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  • Stories 63
  • Emailed 81
  • Votes 2395
  • Rating 4.70
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I have not gone through abuse but I have been tough on my boys but have not abused them. Tears well up every time I read your lines and I promise you that I will be a better dad to my sons....

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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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  • Stories 44
  • Emailed 82
  • Votes 2065
  • Rating 4.66
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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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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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  • Stories 8
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  • Votes 360
  • Rating 4.66
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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!!!!

  • 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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  • Votes 188
  • Rating 4.66
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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 Give Up Hope Get Help
Listen

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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  • Emailed 53
  • Votes 524
  • Rating 4.64
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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.

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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  • Rating 4.64
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I may not understand completely what you went through because every human experiences sexual abuse differently. But I will say this: I've been in your shoes. My sexual abuse started with my...

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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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  • Stories 19
  • Emailed 55
  • Votes 1397
  • Rating 4.63
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This poem has torn my heart a part. I work with children daily and will look harder at the quite depressed ones in the corner. This should never happen to God's precious gifts, our children....

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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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  • Stories 27
  • Emailed 60
  • Votes 409
  • Rating 4.63
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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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  • 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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  • Votes 31
  • Rating 4.61
The Child Within

I'm reminiscing and I'm missing,
The childhood I never had.
I'm triggering and I'm figuring,
There were reasons to be sad....

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  • Votes 54
  • Rating 4.61

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