Abuse Poem

Victim And Survivor Of Domestic Violence Poem

I was the victim of domestic violence for 14 years. I am now free and a survivor. Healing takes time. Scars will always remain. Yet I am not held hostage anymore!

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As I read this Poem, it touched me very deeply because I myself can relate to the same situation and there's always HOPE! Thank you for sharing!

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Returning Faith


Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011 with permission of the Author.

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.

Your words would cut me deep inside,
Deep to the very core.
Darkness. Cold. I could not feel.
Why did you hate me so?

You crushed me as I screamed in pain.
Your words ripped out my heart.
The world grew dull. I felt insane.
Did you ever care about that part?

Is that what you wanted all along?
"I win!" "You lose!" A game?
Control, submission, guilt, defeat.
Yet, I still remain.

It was for a child that I lived,
Although I rather would have died.
Now, how I thank God for that child?
Because of her, I have survived.

I will live in spite of you.
You no longer have a say.
My life, my body, my mind, my soul,
You will never again have control.

Whether in this world or in the next,
Justice will have a way.
You hurt me and you almost won,
But, "You Lost!" I have to say.

A new dawn breaks of hope and peace,
Of happiness and grace.
From me, these things YOU CANNOT TAKE.
My head held high, I walk by faith!

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Has this poem touched you? Share your story!
  • Bethney Martinez by Bethney Martinez
  • 7 years ago

As I read this Poem, it touched me very deeply because I myself can relate to the same situation and there's always HOPE! Thank you for sharing!

  • Aatif by Aatif
  • 9 years ago

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.

  • Rachel by Rachel, California
  • 10 years ago

I love this poem. I was beaten since I was 3 and I am now 14. I was so weak until I told someone. I got help and this reminds me of the pain I went through. Thanks for sharing.

  • Leduc by Leduc, Alberta
  • 10 years ago

I was beaten by my husband for 25 years. After 15 years of marriage I had an affair (about a year after my husband had beaten me the day after my brother committed suicide) I ended up in the hospital with severe depression after the affair, because of the guilt I felt. My husband said to me after I got out of the hospital, he should have treated me with gentleness when we argued, but instead when I didn't do what he wanted, then he would beat me again. He promised me he would never hurt me again. But he did. Over and over. After another 8 years, I had another affair. I was so needy, just wanting somebody to treat me with respect. Someone who didn't neglect me. Someone who didn't break promises. Someone who didn't blame me for everything that went wrong. I met a man, who became my friend, and he rescued me. The painful part of all of this, because I kept the abuse hidden, people believe I was the one doing the wrong. I wasn't doing the wrong! I was trying to survive.

  • Ashlynn by Ashlynn, Utah
  • 11 years ago

When I was just an infant I was being abused by my father. I am now 15 years old and I have finally gotten out of his house. Your poem has meant a lot to me because that's how I felt. The only reason I was brave enough to get out of his house was not just for me, but for my brother.

  • Brandy by Brandy, Usa
  • 12 years ago

This was such a beautiful poem!! It made me cry, but I must say that you have so much strength in you!!

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