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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    This is an absolutely beautiful poem. It is very inspiring. I was abused by my stepmom when I was 5 until the age of 10. She abused me for 5 years, and I never told anyone. Not even my dad. I...

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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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    Oh my, that is really sad. I'm tearing up right now! How could there be such bad people like this in the world? Your poetry is so nice and touching. Hope you keep writing. Now I feel how...

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  3. 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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  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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    I can relate to this somehow. I was sexually abused when I was in a relationship with my ex. I was with him for 7 and a half months. I wanted to leave, but he threatened everyone that I cared...

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  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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    • Rating 4.59
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    It's just so unfortunate that these things are taking place in our society. Somewhere a dad is abusing his daughter, somewhere a cousin his sister, somewhere a teacher his student, and...

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  6. 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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    • Votes 274
    • Rating 4.58
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    This was beautiful. It made me cry.

  7. 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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  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 14
    • Votes 526
    • Rating 4.58
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    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 2407
    • Rating 4.57
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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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