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. They Don't Know

    A Girl Who Was Abused For Most Of Her Life

    They don't know
    About struggling through the sleepless nights, anticipating that next big fight,
    About envisioning that same depressing sight, then staring at it until daylight.

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  2. The Unknown Murder

    • By Samantha Jay
    • Published: October 13, 2018
    Poem About How Abuse Feels On The Inside

    There once was a murder,
    But this one has a twist.
    The victim was my innocence,
    Stolen through his fist.

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    I understand exactly what you mean because I, too, am not the same after being molested by my 15-year-old cousin. I will never be the same, and it hurts to say, but I, too, am not sure if...

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  3. Unmasked

    • By Bruk Linn
    • Published: October 5, 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 was abused by my dad when I was a child. Whenever I think about it, it hurts. It hurts, and the worst part of it is that I can't tell anyone, not because I'm not allowed, but because of me....

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  4. 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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  5. Small, Little Child

    • By Holly Federle
    • Published: February 2018
    The Effects Of Abuse Later In Life

    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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  6. Doors

    • By Terri Dee
    • Published: August 2017
    Recalling Events Of Abuse

    My mind is full of many doors
    Where lots of secrets dwell.
    Not many people get inside.
    I'm scared they might just tell!

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    I see through all the lies and whispers. The stares that penetrate and change my soul. The accusing glances will fill me with doubt. Alone with uncertainty I question my sanity. My sacrifice,...

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  7. Wake Up

    • By Elaine Preston
    • Published: June 2017
    Molested By A Family Member

    Wake up, Momma and Daddy are gone, for now we have time.
    Wake up, hurry I need to feel good for a little, you'll be ok. You'll like it too.
    I lie awake on my back as you take charge and I young, unaware, confused wondering will it be done.
    I lie awake as she begins to peel off my clothes with the hands that help me get dressed for school.

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  8. Never Give Up Hope

    My Journey To Recovery From Sexual Abuse

    Nine years ago, if you'd have said
    I would be where I am now,
    I would have laughed and thought you silly.
    How could I escape my living hell?

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    This from a broken little girl who screamed for her mom all the time but she never came to rescue her. Then I grew and I learned to live with all the bruises and cuts life had thrown at...

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  9. Tarnished

    • By Ntombivelile Ngcongo
    • Published: December 2016
    She Was Hurt Emotionally

    Her tears kept her going.
    Her beauty was never seen.
    Her pain was never felt,
    Only her mistakes were judged.

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  10. Memory

    • By Cece Garcia
    • Published: October 2016
    Haunted By Memories Of Abuse

    Years have passed; I continue to grow,
    Yet I hold a secret not many seem to know.
    The pain and hurt is still all too real in my mind.
    You did bad things that weren't kind.

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