Abuse Poem

Poem By A Victim And Survivor Of Domestic Violence

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

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Published: April 2011

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
  • 3 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
  • 5 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
  • 6 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
  • 6 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
  • 7 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
  • 8 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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