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.

Thank You to the Victims who have shared their stories

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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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    This is my poem. I just wanted to update that the case did get dropped again, but in November 2019, after going to the police a third time and at the age of 28, I FINALLY got justice and he...

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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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    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. Returning Faith

    • By Lynette Gutwein
    • Published: April 2011
    Poem By A Victim And Survivor Of Domestic Violence

    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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    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!

  4. Unmasked

    • By Bruk Linn
    • Published: October 2018
    Exposing My Vulnerabilities

    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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    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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  5. Her Smile (Pantoum)

    Pushing The Pain Aside

    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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  6. 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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    I've also been abused when I was little not only me, but my little brother and sister as well. This reminded me so much but instead of being abused by my dad I was abused by my stepmother who...

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  7. 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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    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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  8. 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 feelings.
    My hurt had no healing.

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    I was abused sexually by an older cousin. He'd put a pillow over my face, tell me to take my nickers off, and then inflict pain on my private areas. He told me he'd kill my brothers, mam, and...

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  9. Tears, Tears Go Away

    • By Stephany Manfull
    • Published: July 2013
    Poem About Reminders Of The Past

    Tears, tears go away.
    Why must you come back almost every day?
    You remind me of my pain.
    You remind me of my past.

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    You're definitely not alone in your suffering. Like you, I was abused by my stepfather and an uncle and have struggled daily to deal with the pain. I was in the third grade when mine started...

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  10. 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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    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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