Abuse Poems

Abuse Poems

Thank You to the Victims who have shared their stories

The trauma of abuse is never fully gone from a person's consciousness. Its filthy stain leaves its residue on the soul forever. However, like all bad experiences, it is possible to turn this experience into good by developing compassion and empathy for others who have been through this experience. Many people feel that bringing meaning to a traumatic experience is a path to healing. When I turn a negative experience into a tool that brings meaning into my life and others, I am taking the best kind of revenge on my abuser.

67 Sad Poems on Abuse

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  1. No Way Out From Sexual Abuse

    He came into my life
    when I was just a little girl.
    I was happy and young,
    And then he changed my world.

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    • Votes 1495
    • Rating 4.64
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    So many stories, and yet only one story repeated over and over again in different contexts perhaps, but we all share the crushing sadness of having someone we love betray us and leave us...

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  2. Speechless

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

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    • Favorited 94
    • Votes 1569
    • Rating 4.60
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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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  3. Unmasked

    • By Bruk Linn
    • Published: October 2018

    Don't believe my words;
    they're lies that I fabricate to
    project a perfect life and
    convince you I'm okay.

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    • Stories 3
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    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 536
    • Rating 4.49
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    I feel this pain deep within my heart when I read this poem over and over again. I’m currently living with my mom and she can make every second of my life a living hell if I don’t do what she...

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  4. Returning Faith

    • By Lynette Gutwein
    • 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.

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    • Stories 6
    • Shares 2294
    • Favorited 29
    • Votes 582
    • Rating 4.47
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    Featured Shared Story

    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!

  5. Abuse

    • By Adri
    • Published: February 2008

    He pulls my hair.
    He slaps my face.
    He kicks me on the floor.

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    • Rating 4.46
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    I can completely relate to your experience. Mine was exactly the same and my thoughts were equal to yours. I was beat 54 separate times and I never could bring myself to call the cops on him....

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  6. The Hunter Of Utterance Of Destruction

    • By Bet Dotson
    • Published: December 2007

    He's the hunter of utterance of destruction
    He sleeps when I'm awake
    I long to hear him whisper
    To give my ears a break

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 30
    • Votes 33
    • Rating 4.39
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    That poem was so deep and thoughtful. I can tell that the author put much effort into it to write it. It inspired me because I have been verbally bullied before and I like to write poems...

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  7. Love Hurts

    I don't get how you can't see
    All the things you did to me.
    If only you knew
    All the pain you put me through.

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    • Votes 145
    • Rating 4.23
  8. Her Smile (Pantoum)

    Her smile was visible to all,
    Showing a dark secret
    From an inescapable memory
    Because of the lie she kept telling herself.

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    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 282
    • Rating 4.19
  9. Hush Little Sister

    • By Yerzinia
    • Published: April 2009

    Hush, little sister
    Please don't cry
    I wish I could be there
    To sing you a lullaby

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    • Stories 83
    • Shares 2704
    • Favorited 222
    • Votes 1524
    • Rating 4.69
    Featured Shared Story

    I was abused from age 9-11 by my father. He'd abused other family members before me, like my siblings, all of whom had left him, leaving only me and my little sister still seeing him. He...

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  10. The Little Girl Lay So Still

    • By Angielogie
    • Published: May 2011

    The little girl lay so still
    While you crept into her bed
    She pretended not to notice you
    While she sang into her head

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    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 107
    • Rating 4.56
  11. I Have A Secret

    • By Ciara Coper
    • Published: June 2007

    Mother is there when I get home from school,
    I'm happy there, hyper and playing the fool.
    But as I pull on the handle and turn the key,
    I feel a sense of dread and fear fill me.

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    • Stories 9
    • Shares 307
    • Favorited 23
    • Votes 253
    • Rating 4.55
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    I can relate. My mother has done horrible things that made me end up in the hospital, but my dad never left, but he didn't know until I told, so now I'm living with him. Safe, I guess, but I...

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  12. Mother

    • By Anna L. Harman
    • Published: June 2018

    Like the sea and the sky,
    We reflect each other, you and I.

    Past the moon and the stars,

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    • Votes 265
    • Rating 4.54
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    This relates to me so much.

  13. I Need It From You

    Sometimes I'm confused and don't know what to do.
    I need help and I need it from you.
    My life is full of "ups" and "downs,"
    and I need someone to lift my "frowns."

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 102
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 45
    • Rating 4.53
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    I can relate to this because I have been in the same scenario with my dad...and so it's good to know that we are many in this. But the truth is, somehow, you have to talk about it. You may...

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  14. Sexual Abuse By Mother's Boyfriend

    • By Eleena-Jayde
    • Published: October 2009

    The day you said it was okay
    to do the things you did
    was the day I closed my heart,
    then ran away and hid.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 21
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 17
    • Rating 4.53
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    I feel very sorry for what you went through, I was sexually abused by my step-dad and I was only brave enough to tell my mother when they had split up, but she didn't believe me and married...

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  15. I Count The Seconds

    I count the seconds
    As the time comes near.
    I know as I wait
    That pain will be here.

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    • Stories 0
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    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 44
    • Rating 4.46
  16. Inner Child

    • By Kate
    • Published: May 2008

    Hello Dear Jesus,
    It's been a long, long time.
    I hope that you still know me,
    I've been hiding quite awhile.

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    • Stories 28
    • Shares 340
    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 128
    • Rating 4.41
    Featured Shared Story

    What a beautiful poem .. I'm almost 21 and I got molested when I was in 7th grade until my freshman year by my mother's husband. Forced to do things no angel should.. And all he said was that...

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  17. I Never Asked You To Be My Dad

    I never asked you to be my Dad,
    To slap me around and treat me so bad.
    I never asked you to drink alcohol,
    I never asked for anything at all.

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    • Stories 7
    • Shares 342
    • Favorited 67
    • Votes 98
    • Rating 4.38
    Featured Shared Story

    Your poems really touched me. I have a dad who drinks and parties a lot on weekdays. My brother and I don't like it at all. He beats me when he's drunk. I cry at night wishing my late mom can...

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  18. Small, Little Child

    • By Holly Federle
    • Published: February 2018

    Small, little child with her eyes open wide
    Can't understand why it hurts inside.
    Poor little girl just stares into space,
    Transports herself into another place.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 189
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 74
    • Rating 4.31
  19. My Lonely Show

    • By Yvonne Houde
    • Published: March 2012

    A little bit angry through the years,
    A whole lot lonely through my tears.
    A wonderful person the people said,
    While I cry alone in bed.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 188
    • Favorited 32
    • Votes 63
    • Rating 4.30
    Featured Shared Story

    I have gone through abuse from someone I loved. Verbal, emotional and physical. I still continue to go through abuse even if it's not physical I'm 5 months pregnant with our second child and...

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  20. Monster

    • By Trisha Ramos
    • Published: February 2006

    I try to rationalize
    it all
    as you
    tear

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 96
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 29
    • Rating 4.24

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