Abuse Poem

None of this should happen to anyone ever.

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All of this is so incredibly accurate that it's like I wrote it. Though, it probably hurt you more that it was your real father, while for me it was a step-dad. All in all, I love this poem.

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You Don't Understand Unless You've Been Through The Same

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Published: April 2009

You won't understand what I've been through
Until you've been through the same thing
So don't say to me "I know what you're going through" until you honestly do
You don't know what it's like to cry yourself to sleep at night
Wondering if what happened today will happen the next
You don't know what it's like for your brother and sister sitting in the next room pretending not to hear,
His fists hitting me and me falling to the floor
You don't know what it's like to feel unprotected by your own mother
When she comes home from work seeing a lot of new bruises
Yet says nothing
You don't know what it's like to not being able to trust men anymore
Even your own dad
You don't know what it's like to live in fear for your own life
Because you don't know what will set him off this time
So don't say "I know what you're going through" unless you honestly know what I'm going through.

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  • Alyssa  J. Perez by Alyssa J. Perez
  • 3 years ago

All of this is so incredibly accurate that it's like I wrote it. Though, it probably hurt you more that it was your real father, while for me it was a step-dad. All in all, I love this poem.

  • Anonymous by Anonymous, San Jose Ca
  • 8 years ago

I don't know exactly what its like to be in your shoes but I do know what its like to be both emotionally and physically abused by a father and not being able to trust men. I am 16 years old and I know what your going through. Maybe not exactly what you're going through but I do understand. :)

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