Abuse Poem by Teens

I am strongly against abuse. I have never been abused, but I know people who are. I have been inspired by reading these poems from people on these websites. Notice, in my poem, the girl doesn't even think about telling someone. It shows how alone and terrified abuse can make people feel. I want everyone who is abused to come out and tell someone, please!!

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Broken Smile

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Published: December 2013

Smartest, hottest, most popular girl
She flashes a smile that would make your vision swirl
Silky brown hair down to her waist
Everyone she meets, she will embrace
Such a perfect girl with a warm, kind heart
No one knows the secrets that tears her apart

Perfect tan skin that never ceases to amuse
Choosing clothes that will hide the bruises
Strutting down the halls with unbeatable grace
No one knows the torture she has to face
She watched the clock with a sad, broken face
As soon someone approaches, the smile is back in place

When she comes home, it is impossible to smile
He breaks her body and spirit in such a violent style
She arrives home, desperately hoping he wasn't there
As he calls her from his room, her eyes fills with despair
Her eyes start watering, knowing what is to come
Just imagining the bloody mess she was to become

Her body shaking, she heads up the stairs
Hoping God will answer her prayers
She starts stripping her clothes along the way
Again, not knowing if it was her last day
She reaches his room, not daring to look in his eyes
Silently crying, as he runs his hands up her thighs

He lays her down and the painful sting returns
No matter how many times it happens, it still burns
It continues for hours, then it comes to an end
She wakes up the next morning, sore, ready to pretend
That she is perfect, that she is okay
Putting on makeup and shutting the pain away

She fixes herself and looks in the mirror
"That's not me", the thought becomes clearer
Her trademark smile is in perfect place
The sadness is blocked away from her face
She feels she could collapse under the strain
She heads out the door, repeating the cycle again

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  • by Miya M. Reyes, Emmett, ID
  • 1 year ago

I'm not gonna tell you my story, because i do not want anybody's pity. But I just wanted to let you know how brave you are. I have never spoken a word about what happened to me. Let alone write about it. Although sometimes I wish I could, it's just something I was never able to do. You truly are an amazing writer, and always know I'm just a message away.

  • by Melirp J.
  • 1 year ago

This is an amazing story... I haven't exactly been abused in this way, but in the way I was, I can still remember the trauma sometimes. And the sorrow, thinking that everyone I ever met would do that to me. It was sad and terrifying. I've just now gotten free from it and the memories that are being slowly uprooted. I will never forget the man who helped me. Though I may never be able to thank him for what he did, I hope he knows that I will be forever thankful. If you are being abused, there is help and hope. People do care, and you are not alone, I promise you. Whatever you are going through, you are not alone.

  • by Rachel Magdalene, Dubai, UAE
  • 2 years ago

Thankfully I have always been able to go home without a thought, though I was abused by 3 people in my life. Two were people I know, but one was a complete stranger. My family was very supportive and helped me out of it, but even now after 15 years of the incident, I can’t get over the thought of it. Once abused, it’s like you’re forever abused, but life still has to go on.

  • by Thulie Chantel Mcpweedy Selemela
  • 2 years ago

I was in the same situation (being raped by my stepdad repeatedly), and what hurt me the most is that my mother didn't believe. Instead, she took my stepdad's side. They are still living together even now.

  • by Courtney Buman
  • 2 years ago

That's gotta be hard. Are you still living with them? You should have gone to the police. My best friend's teacher was just about to molest her and she slapped him but got in-school suspension for it. The teacher didn't get into any kind of trouble.

  • by Annette
  • 2 years ago

I been abused too, but please if you are out there and your reading this and you either know somebody or you have been abused, just know you are not the only one, and you are not alone, and you are not the ones to blame for what has happend to you.

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