Abandonment Poem

Poem About A Difficult Childhood

My name is Jennifer Harrison, a survivor of a domestic violent childhood. I was put into foster care at the age of 3 and passed around most of my life. It's hard to give your children stability when you haven't had it growing up. I'm doing the best I can to break the cycle of addiction and domestic violence in my own home. It starts with you, and I love myself enough to want more for myself and my children, to give them a chance at a life I never had until I believed I deserved it. "It's never too late to do the right thing." -Martin Luther King

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This poem really touched my heart. I had a rough childhood where my parents never made me feel comforted and loved.

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Innocence Lost

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Published: April 2015

I don't like it when people fight
My mom and dad do every night
I lie in bed and pretend to be asleep
My mom looks in, I don't make a peep

Sometimes I wish I didn't live here
I'm a little girl who only feels fear
When I go to school I put on a big smile
I pretend things are fine, and it works for a while

But there are days when I am very sad
When I've been called names and told that I'm bad
Then I keep to myself and hide my shame
For I don't really know who to blame

I'm scared to have friends come over to play
I never dare ask if my friends can stay
For I don't know when they will start
I'm just a little girl trying to be smart

The dishes breaking, the yelling, the shouting
Their fights are ever so mounting
I'm the innocent victim who feels rejected
Instead of feeling loved and respected

But maybe if I wish really hard
The memories will ease and I won't be scarred
When I awaken maybe my wish will come true
Out with the old and in with the new

A new way of living for my parents and I
There'll be no more tears for the little girl to cry
But it's really hard on children to grow up like this
They'll look back on a childhood they really missed

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  • Franklin by Franklin
  • 1 year ago

This poem really touched my heart. I had a rough childhood where my parents never made me feel comforted and loved.

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