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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    • Stories 75
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    • Favorited 93
    • Votes 5337
    • Rating 4.66
  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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    • Votes 3527
    • Rating 4.62
  3. 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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    • Stories 206
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    • Votes 2755
    • Rating 4.62
  4. 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
    • Emailed 43
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 458
    • Rating 4.62
  5. 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
    • Emailed 27
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 770
    • Rating 4.61
  6. The Boogeyman

    • By Naomi
    • Published: November 2008

    The Boogeyman comes late at night.
    So stay under the covers, tuck them in tight.
    Close your eyes, pretend to sleep,
    Even though you hear him creep....

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    • Stories 2
    • Emailed 11
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 147
    • Rating 4.61
  7. Please Don't Hurt Me

    Poem About Stepdad Abuse Scars Forever

    Scared and alone a sad little girl cries herself to sleep,
    No hand to hold, no one to tell so alone at night she'd weep.

    Tears falling down her nine year old face, ...

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    • Stories 9
    • Emailed 16
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    • Votes 232
    • Rating 4.61
  8. Advocate

    • By Elizabeth J. Barringer
    • Published: February 2006
    Who Will Be The Abused Child's Advocate?

    Mom is passed out, too much beer at the bar,
    I lay sleeping, until my bedroom door is ajar.
    I hear his feet shuffle the carpet across the floor,
    My heart starts pounding, How far is the door?

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    • Stories 2
    • Emailed 3
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 268
    • Rating 4.60
  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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    • Stories 22
    • Emailed 51
    • Favorited 20
    • Votes 2169
    • Rating 4.59
  10. The Child Within

    I'm reminiscing and I'm missing,
    The childhood I never had.
    I'm triggering and I'm figuring,
    There were reasons to be sad....

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    • Stories 0
    • Emailed 7
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 111
    • Rating 4.59

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