Abuse Poem

Child Abuse Ends In Death

I made this because of personal reasons.
But I love this poem and would like to touch many people's hearts.
I fight against child abuse!

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Hi...this poem is so heartfelt to me. I'm currently living with my foster parents from an abusive home. My past is full of rape, physical and mental abuse. I was also used for drugs by my...

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© more by Kyra Lee

Published by Family Friend Poems November 2007 with permission of the Author.

My name is Sasha.
My sister is Leigh.
I am six,
And she is three.

Our dad's always mad.
He screams and he yells.
I don't think he likes us.
It's easy to tell.

Mum's only kind
When dad's not around,
And when he is home,
She hardly makes a sound.

Mum's always out,
Never home.
Dad's always drunk
And always alone.

As soon as we hear
Those jingly keys,
We run and hide.
We run and plea.

We find a place
And curl up tight.
I hold her hand
And she holds mine.

And soon enough,
Dad then walks in.
Don't make a sound; don't say a word.
I pray inside, deep within.

But Leigh, she cannot help herself
For the pain is just too much.
"Oh God," she yells,
"Why are you so mean?"

He doesn't like what she has said
And beats her even more,
And with one last hit,
Hard and strong, he pulls away and watches.

She takes one last gasp of air,
Our hands still holding,
Then falls to the ground where I sat
And doesn't move a muscle.

I stare at him ,
My eyes so blue.
He looks at me
And yells, "O you!"

"How dare you.
Make me so mad.
This is all your fault
Go cry be sad!"

My name is Sasha.
My sister is Leigh.
I am six,
And my beautiful sister was only three

That day my Daddy
Murdered her.
My best friend,
She was my world.

We stuck together
Through thick and thin,
But now she's gone.
I'm lost within.

When I was six, my sister three.
My Daddy murdered Leigh.
Since that day I have not spoke,
For it's speaking that made her die.

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  • Nickname.LonleyFox by Nickname.LonleyFox
  • 4 years ago

Hi...this poem is so heartfelt to me. I'm currently living with my foster parents from an abusive home. My past is full of rape, physical and mental abuse. I was also used for drugs by my real parents. But to everyone reading this comment and having dealt with something like this, just remember there is always hope out there for you. Don't let your depression, PTSD, or any other form of bad mental health pull you away from your future. Even though you feel like you are alone, you are not. I would say reach out as soon as possible, but I know from experience it is hard... so go to someone you trust a lot and tell them how you feel.

  • Cricket by Cricket
  • 5 years ago

I'm sorry that things like this happen, but your writing is SO beautiful. I hope you stay strong, and I'm sorry about you sister. Nobody deserves to be abused. Stay strong.

  • Unknown by Unknown
  • 5 years ago

I am 14, almost 15 years old, and my sister and I almost died. Now I feel like I have let my sister down because I don't know if my birth father sexually abused me or if it was my uncle. I am not allowed to see my birth mother or brother. I was so touched by your story that I decided to share mine with you. I'm sorry about your sister.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous
  • 5 years ago

My father beat me up until I was 15, when my parents got a divorce. My mother never knew about the other times, only one when he put his hand around my neck and pinned me against a wall. I had bruises on my neck for a week. I do not talk to him anymore because I'm scared he'll do it again. I've always wanted a father figure but not one who falls asleep in his chair and sneaks pills in the middle of the night. It hurts knowing people have good dads. I didn't get that experience. All I got was waking up at 2 am to go get water and see dropped pills on the floor. Everyone out there who have good dads, you're lucky.

  • Zaza by Zaza
  • 6 years ago

Oh my, that is really sad. I'm tearing up right now! How could there be such bad people like this in the world? Your poetry is so nice and touching. Hope you keep writing. Now I feel how lucky I'm with my parents!

  • Unknown by Unknown
  • 7 years ago

It's a very sad poem, and I must say it touched me to the core. My dad abused me and my brother. We were so young. I can still remember his screams and my little brother's cries. Every time we would hide under my bed in my faded pink room trying to keep quiet, but there was always something we did wrong. He would hit us until our backs felt broken and bruised, the tiny bodies that can't even move. I'm sorry for your pain and I really wish you all the best! Stay strong...

  • Tric J by Tric J
  • 6 years ago

I'm glad you've found the courage to be so encouraging and for all your compassion! I'm praying that God will show you so much comfort and love in your life, you can leave those memories behind one day, and that you'll find the peace of forgiveness. God bless! <3

  • Aumi by Aumi
  • 7 years ago

This is SO sad! I'm only 9 and my father verbally abused me. When he was mad, he'd take it out on us. When I read this, I prayed that he'd never do this...

  • Katie Peterson by Katie Peterson
  • 7 years ago

I'm 14, and my mother hit my sisters. My youngest sister is 5 with down syndrome, and she would hit us so much for three years. I called DFS and they came to help me, but they didn't believe me. My dad moved with all of us with him. Now I am safe and so are all of them. I'm sorry for your sister. I don't know if I could handle that. I wish the world wasn't like this.

  • Larissa Adams by Larissa Adams
  • 7 years ago

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 imagine what it must be like losing your sister, especially while so young. If this is true, don't stay silent. Tell someone your sister dying was not your fault, it was your father's.

  • Renee Patro by Renee Patro
  • 7 years ago

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 differently. I don't know who to tell.

  • Holly M. Cunniffe by Holly M. Cunniffe
  • 7 years ago

By the end of this poem I was bawling my eyes out. I don't know what that kind of abuse feels like-thank God-but I have been verbally abused and that was enough. Stay strong.

  • Lillian Kelley by Lillian Kelley, Iowa, USA
  • 8 years ago

This poem is so sad and so raw and extremely powerful. I'm sorry that ever had to happen to you.... I've had some pretty bad things happen to me before and although nothing was that severe, I can relate to what you are saying.

  • Halia Ireland Mueller Classen by Halia Ireland Mueller Classen
  • 8 years ago

When I read this poem for the first time my heart dropped. This poem is so powerfully written that I needed to read the explanation again to convince myself that this story was not real. I thank you for writing this poem because it had changed my perspective on abuse.

  • Spydra by Spydra, Colorado Springs
  • 11 years ago

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 for sharing, and may god heal your lonely heart.

  • Kyra Welsh by Kyra Welsh
  • 11 years ago

I'm 14 and understand every last word life can be hard and there are times when you think you can't live no more but you just have to stay strong and lift your chin up. Poetry changed me and helped me get my feelings out and I can see it has provided you with the same life line.

  • Cyndi by Cyndi, Nigeria
  • 12 years ago

I was at work when I read this poem and I couldn't hold back the burst of emotion that over powered me for the pain and tears that sprung to my eyes

so sad and am so glad it only fiction the poem for I don't know how I could have bourn it if the poem was real

as for the poet you are a gift with words

  • Paul by Paul, Mn
  • 12 years ago

I am only 16 but I help people that get abused. I own a Facebook page if anyone ever wants to contact me. Me or one of my other members of three can help. The other two members who are older and know more because they have been through your situation not like me. But still. if you ever want help or to talk then we are here for you.

  • Carrie by Carrie, Vancouver
  • 12 years ago

I work on children and youth related issues as a policy analyst. But I'm thinking: what can I do to help those poor kids more other than working on policies.

  • Char by Char, Indiana
  • 12 years ago

I am a 11 year old girl I have been touched by family members. I keep to myself I do not tell my mom because she will beat me for not telling her and if I tell my father he might kill me I am scared to tell people my secrets because they might say it aloud when we fight so whoever knows me on Facebook and reads this please don't go say it to someone else and I have been almost raped by a 45 year old man but he is now in prison for being accused of raping other children around my age

GO TO AN ADULT YOU TRUST PLEASE!! ANYONE WHO IS BEING ABUSED SEXUALLY OR PHYSICALLY NEEDS TO TELL AN ADULT THEY TRUST! I know it is scary, I am 37 years old and was sexually abused when I was a teenager. If the person you tell does not listen, go to someone else. Don't give up!

  • Huntsville by Huntsville, Alabama
  • 12 years ago

I am a 11 year old girl I have been touched by family members. I keep to myself I do not tell my mom because she will beat me for not telling her and if I tell my father he might kill me I am scared to tell people my secrets because they might say it aloud when we fight so whoever knows me on Facebook and reads this please don't go say it to someone else and I have been almost raped by a 45 year old man but he is now in prison for being accused of raping other children around my age

  • Tiegan Barnsley by Tiegan Barnsley
  • 12 years ago

This story made me cry, my best friend got abused by her mums boyfriend. Thankfully he has been put in jail for it. I hope that someday all this ends. STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW !!!!

  • Kingsford Michigan by Kingsford Michigan
  • 13 years ago

I'm 14, Me and My Mother butt heads everyday. but I don't understand the words she calls me. cunt. bitch. skank. slut. I thought my mom was suppose to love me and be there for her daughter no matter what. She doesn't know that every time she yells at me which is everyday that I hurt myself. I can't cry anymore and I just don't know anymore. She hurts my feelings. My friends don't listen and my friends mom told me to report her, I just don't know anymore.

  • Marissa by Marissa, Panama City
  • 13 years ago

This poem is soo sad. It made me cry!! It touched my heart, and my moms! I don't think that children should be taunted, and abused, and blamed for the parents being mad.

  • Allison by Allison
  • 13 years ago

When I was really little my mom made me stay with this woman. this woman always left and left me with her husband. I was only 5 years old and he sort of abused me. I really feel lonely sometimes and now I'm strong and brave. I help kids who have been abused I left all that behind. Now I live my dream by helping people all around the world.

  • Tiffine by Tiffine, Mississippi
  • 13 years ago

This is very sad and very true. Things like this happen all the time. It sounds like how I'm living now. Except I don't have a sister, I'm alone.

  • Mia by Mia, Hazard KY
  • 13 years ago

Me and me friends read this poem they said it was soo sad but it reminded me of me childhood. Sometimes writing is the only way to say how your feeling. I understand. I hope that everyone going through abuse gets the help they deserve. I pray for everyone in these situations. I'm one of the lucky ones I got out so speak up get out someone is always there for you, god bless.

  • Karlee by Karlee, Alaska
  • 13 years ago

This made me cry so much it reminds me of me right now I am 11 and my dad screams and yells at me I cry myself to sleep every night cause of him. He makes my sister and my 2 brothers cry too and my mom

  • Fredie by Fredie, Crutchfield
  • 13 years ago

I am a mother and a grandmother. I read the poem through tears. I know this kind of abuse is so prevalent in our society. It encompasses mothers, dads and anyone else with evil in their hearts. After I completed reading the poem, my concern was "What can I Do to help alleviate this horrendous treatment of our young."

  • Samantha- Jade by Samantha- Jade
  • 13 years ago

you must understand its NOT your fault! I am 14 years old and I am in care. I was abused in many ways then one. I suffered this for five years but my step dad then raped my little sister that was only seven ! I spoke up and was scared at first but they placed us together with someone that did care .... I was provided with counseling but that didn't repair the scars on my heart ..... this story touched me and I am truly sorry you where subjected to this and one day he will get what is coming to him .... I am currently fighting a case in court... I am arguing that social services do not provide us with what we need and many other things I have come to deal with while being in the care system ! SO STAND UP AND BE HEARD ... THIS SHOULD BE A LESSON FOR MANY IN OUR SITUATION .... YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE HELPED IF YOU DON'T HELP YOURSELF, YOU MAY THINK THAT IT WILL MAKE IT WORSE, BUT REFUSE TO GO HOME AND TELL SOMEONE, AND THEY WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO HURT YOU AGAIN!

  • Afika by Afika
  • 13 years ago

This poem make me cry. This story touched me I have two sisters and I thank God my parents don't do that to us.


  • Licyylokitt by Licyylokitt
  • 13 years ago

Oh my, that's quite shocking it made me cry, I was just thinking about my three year old sister and my dad when he is angry :/, but he would never hurt her, but I have had some bad incidents.

  • Tara B<3 by Tara B<3
  • 13 years ago

I'm so sorry! I was crying all throughout this poem. It makes me very happy that you also fight against child abuse! I am 14 years of age and my father used to beat me and my older sister up until I ended up in the hospital for three months because of him. He had picked me up and threw me down the steps, my head busted open. I really loved this poem, I'm so sorry.


  • Anuradha Wilson by Anuradha Wilson, India
  • 13 years ago

This poem has made me cry, how simply she explained her pain.........it was a heart touching poem.

  • Janice Moore by Janice Moore, Rocky Mount
  • 13 years ago

I am a foster parent and this poem is the story of so many childrens lives. Help stop child abuse. If you suspect child abuse call your local Sherriff's department and report it. You can report it anonymously. Help the children!

  • Sanjay Mishra by Sanjay Mishra
  • 13 years ago

Hi! This is Sanjay. I sympathize with Sasha. I can feel her pain. Sometimes a father can be so cruel. It happens when they get drunk or they take the frustration on the children. Luckily there are options these days. There are some helplines to save such oppressed children. But the million dollar question is how to rehabilitate such children. What is the guarantee that the foster parents or sympathizers are genuinely interested in such children and their affairs.

  • Alicia by Alicia, Ontario
  • 13 years ago

I was a severely abused child at home and away from home. I didn't really have a childhood at all. This simple, gripping poem reminds me that any level of abuse from strangers is nothing, when compared to abuse from those you expect unconditional love and acceptance from. It hurts so much more when it's family.

  • Deltona by Deltona, FL
  • 13 years ago

I was with a client, waiting for her to fill out some paperwork and I figured I would read this while I waited. Well, needless to say I balled my eyes out and ran to the bathroom!! My client was so worried!! I had to print this for her to read so she would understand why I was so touched. I know this happens all of the world and no child deserves this treatment!!! I just wish it would stop!!! It REALLY HURTS me knowing that we can't control what happens to these babies at all times!! :(

  • Realtha by Realtha, Indonesia
  • 13 years ago

This poem sounds WOW in representing the world nowadays...I remember one of my student in the elementary level who were speechless for about 6 years because of parents' verbally abused...day by day... God was the only One she trust and her place to pour her soft feelings. After years gone, now I see her as a talented young lady who serves the Lord. One thing that reminds me: God will make a way where there seems to be no way.

  • Medica by Medica
  • 13 years ago

I love the poem, I live in Africa and this is happening almost everyday, it so painful to hear what others are going through. well I'm glad non of my parents was abusive to any of us. my mother had 8 kids while my father had 36 kids and they have loved each one of us. so I really don't understand how do you abuse your only 2 kids. I'm not sure if this is true but if it I'm so sorry Sasha may God be with you.

Jennifer, Namibia

  • 13 years ago

What a poem, I cried and prayed to God that He helps this little girl. I wish and pray for the best, for her. Maybe she shall be able to find some peace in her life.

  • Unknown by Unknown
  • 13 years ago

I was never been abused and I hope I never will be but this has touched my heart that is so broken in pieces. My dad has never hit me but he has hurt me mentally and me reading this just makes me wanna cry my heart out. This is so good and sad people shouldn't get abused it's not right.

  • Cqari by Cqari, Chicago
  • 13 years ago

This poem actually has made me cry, it was so beautiful, but so sad at the same time

  • Fran by Fran, Canada
  • 13 years ago

I was moved to tears to think any child could be treated so badly. I would love to take these children into my home, heart to love and care for them the way children should be. By writing the poems they are touching many hearts. We must all work towards ending this kind of abuse forever. God watch over you.

  • Lisa by Lisa
  • 13 years ago

This poem was so touching it make me cry. It reminds me, then I was 5, but I got thought it all, now I am 15 and happy now because I am with my dad and he looks after me. I love this poem is make me cry :(

  • Court by Court
  • 13 years ago

This reminds me of my best friend Ruby, she was abused by her father for 4 years. it only stopped when her younger sister ended up in hospital after her father beat her up. Her father is now in jail but Ruby and Maya will never be the same.

  • Courtney by Courtney, FL
  • 14 years ago

The first time I read this poem, I was in class. I couldn't finish the poem because I was crying too much. I finally finished it, and when I did, I was balling my eyes out. This is truly art and heartbreaking to read. I never thought I would cry over reading something. Especially when you have a 3 year old sister, I couldn't bare to read this. This is amazing. Whoever you are, never stop writing and never give up on life...someone always cares about you..

I care.


  • Jess by Jess, Kidsgrove
  • 14 years ago

wow this story touched me I have two sisters and I thank God my parents don't do that to us. I have joined the group on Facebook STOP CHILD ABUSE. :(

  • Emily by Emily, USA
  • 14 years ago

oh this is just beautiful. It's so so sad. I have 2 sisters. One is sitting across the room and one is in heaven as of 4 years ago. We are triplets.
it wasn't child abuse that took Rach, but this poem is so sad.

  • Amber by Amber
  • 14 years ago

This just makes me realize that I'm happy my parents aren't abusive but I wish I could do something about all the abusive parents. Call 911 on them, tell them your a abused. Seriously you can get help please do it.

  • Jennifer Sanchez by Jennifer Sanchez
  • 15 years ago

I loved the poem it reminds me about that abuse it was soo painful for me to cry. Some of my family knows about:(

  • Kathleen by Kathleen
  • 15 years ago

Reading this & the comments made it made me realize how truly blessed I am to have grown up & not have anything like this happen to me. I thank GOD daily that neither of my parents were ever abusive in anyway. To all of you who have & are still suffering I pray that the one who hurt you gets to feel even 1\10 of the pain you live with everyday.

  • Tammi by Tammi
  • 15 years ago

I was just talking to my daughter. about my childhood, and the abuse I went through on a daily basis...the beatings, rapes, verbal abuse..being abandoned..the many days in Court...........all while trying to stay in school...
I was telling her tonight, I wish I could go to the President and help get a law passed on incest and child abuse...and to make the world more aware of it...it hurts....... it scars for life....

this story is extremely painful to read. The sad part in this matter is that whether this story is true or not, we will never know. At this same time even if it's false, this story happens everyday in the world. If any of you guys out there can relate to this, don't let it get this far, call the police if you feel unsafe or afraid of someone, even if it's your own parent, sister, or brother. If you don't your situation will end up like this one. Save your life and someone else's, please because I know how scary it feels to be afraid of someone

A very sad and touching poem. I just recently submitted a poem called "A Father's Love" about child abuse and how more often than not the perpetrator is someone known and who "should" be trusted. very, vary sad

  • kaity by kaity
  • 15 years ago

in a way this story kind of reminds me of my life...I am abused.... I am scared that one day, he will kill me....

  • cady by cady
  • 15 years ago

This story touched my heart the first time I read it. the first time I read this was at school. I have a sister, so when I read this I thanked god that our parents don't do this to us. I have cried every time I read this story.

  • 15 years ago

OMG. this poem made me cry... it reminds me of my childhood and makes me feel so bad...... :( I'm glad its not real

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