Abuse Poems

Sad Poems on Abuse

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.

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  1. 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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    • Rating 4.66
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    Oh, this breaks my heart. Thank you for making me more aware of this problem. I pray that God's loving hand would be upon you and your broken heart. Remember that your father in heaven loves...

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  2. Speechless

    Child Abuse Ends In Death

    My Name Is Sasha
    My Sister Is Leigh
    I am six
    And she is three...

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    • Rating 4.61
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    It's a very sad poem, and I must say it touched me to the core. My dad abused me and my brother. We were so young. I can still remember his screams and my little brother's cries. Every time...

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  3. While I Was Bleeding

    Don't Stay In An Abusive Relationship

    Where do I begin to explain the beating?
    You watched as I sat there bleeding,
    You never cared about my feeling.
    My hurt had no healing. ...

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    • Stories 9
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    • Votes 837
    • Rating 4.61
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    How much more do women have to dare? Why do men treat us like beating sticks? But so help me god I'm here to fight for my fellow women!!!!

  4. 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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    • Rating 4.61
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    I came across this poem whilst searching solutions to being sexually abused as a child. Like many here, I feel like I can relate to this. I'm currently 17 years old and I was molested at the...

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  5. Daddy's Doll

    The frigerator is full of beer,
    And the couch is full of crumbs.
    I go to bed and in my head,
    I just know he's going to come....

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    • Rating 4.59
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    I used to be my brother's doll. It was just a game to him. He hurt me and would say he loved me. I covered for him for years, both because I didn't want to remember and because I knew no one...

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  6. Surviving You

    • By Rebecca
    • Published: October 2009

    Tell me what I did to make you treat me so cheaply,
    What did I do to make you so angry and make you beat me,
    You could see I was broken up inside and you just threw me around,
    You left me lying dazed on the ground,...

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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 15
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 135
    • Rating 4.59
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    I went through physical, sexual and emotional abuse from approximately age 2 till my Mom threw me out of their house at age 22. I have been dealing with PTSD for 30 years. I'm on a lot of...

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  7. Night

    • By Michaela
    • Published: December 2010

    the lord made the day when all was right
    a beautiful child was born that night
    the man and woman brought life into this world
    the demons owned him when the doctor said it was girl...

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    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 133
    • Rating 4.59
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    I was molested by my Great Aunt's husband from the age of 18 months until I was 12 years old. We shared a house with them and my parents both worked so this man in his sixties had free rein...

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  8. Black And Blue

    • By J.D
    • Published: April 2011

    Sitting alone under the night sky so black,
    Nobody knows what she's holding back,
    Pulling her sleeves past the black and blue,
    Once these bruises fade they'll come back anew....

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    • Stories 5
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    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 499
    • Rating 4.59
    Latest Shared Story

    That poem very much ought to be published. Very heart wrenching. I am 53 yrs old. A man from a very abusive father. But I have 2 daughters and never ever laid a hand on either of them. ...

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  9. Living In My World

    • By Tiffany L. Holic
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem From A Child Abused Physically And Emotionally

    Late on the dishes, food still on the plate
    Mommy is mad-Daddy's home late.
    I'm in the corner crying all alone
    Wishing to myself, get me out of this home....

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    • Votes 2275
    • Rating 4.58
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    My whole life, my father abused me. For as long as I can remember, he'd hit me, touch me, and say terrible things to me. I always thought I was alone. I felt like no one felt my pain. I felt...

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  10. Living With God

    She's Screaming and crying,
    I don't know what to do.
    I try to help her,
    But I can't move....

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    • Stories 0
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    • Votes 123
    • Rating 4.58

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