Abuse Poems by Teens

Abuse Poems by Teens

Innocence Betrayed: Poems by Victims of Child Abuse

When a child is a victim of abuse by a member of their family, their world has changed forever. They may have loved their abuser and the abuser has turned the relationship into something sadistic and cruel. The victim of abuse is likely to feel very confused. How can they sort out the feelings of affection that they have for their abuser with the sick and disgusting act that was done to them. Feelings that result from abuse should not be buried away. As painful as it is, victims must talk about their experience and share their pain with others. Finding meaning in suffering is the road to healing.

19 Poems about Abused Children

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  1. 1. Broken Wings

    • By Kathryn
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I tried to tell you
    Now it's too late
    I sit waiting
    At heaven's gate

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    • Votes 273
    • Rating 4.51
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    I was very touched by your poem. Thank you for sharing. It reminds me of all the things I've been through and of some of the things my friends have been through. I'm sorry to hear about your...

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  2. 2. Tears

    • By Israel Scialabba
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2014 with permission of the Author.

    Thousands of tears
    Rush down my face.
    Inside my mouth,
    Blood is all I taste.

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    • Rating 4.43
  3. 3. I Still Remember What You Did To Me

    • By Kay Bell
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2012 with permission of the Author.

    Behind my smile lie my fears
    Behind those laughs I hide my tears
    I'm one of those you call fake
    And the more I go the more I ache

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    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 204
    • Rating 4.41
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    Hey, this poem really explained how I feel. I was raped for 6 years and within those 6 years there were 26 encounters by my brothers ex best friend. I struggle everyday because of them.

  4. 4. I Trusted You

    • By Jessica
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I hear the floor creek
    Closer and closer toward my bedroom door
    I try to stay quiet hiding under the covers
    Though I know he will find me

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    • Votes 1855
    • Rating 4.59
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    This poem hit right home for me. I was raped since I was 6 years old. I only left home 10 months ago. I sometimes wake up screaming, wishing I could just die to take away the pain inside. I...

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  5. 5. They Can No Longer Hurt Me

    • By Sabrina
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Blood boiled in every vain,
    Like a flicker in every flame.
    Tears streaming from my eyes,
    'Cause my life is built on lies.

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    • Rating 4.56
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    Carrie,
    Thank you for your honesty and strength. Know that you an inspiration to myself and possibly many more! At 16, was drugged with the substance GHB, and when I came around, the most...

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  6. 6. Lost Innocence

    • By Rebecca Edwards
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    This young girl kept from sight
    crying into the middle of the night
    she fears that others will sense the shame.
    but was this girl really to blame?

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    • Rating 4.56
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    When I was 13 my world fell apart. My father started sexually abusing me. It went on till I was 16. Then he started making me go to the basement so he could take naked pictures of me. It went...

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  7. 7. Broken Smile

    • By Rayne
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013 with permission of the Author.

    Smartest, hottest, most popular girl
    She flashes a smile that would make your vision swirl
    Silky brown hair down to her waist
    Everyone she meets, she will embrace

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    • Stories 7
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    • Favorited 48
    • Votes 620
    • Rating 4.62
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    This is an amazing story... I haven't exactly been abused in this way, but in the way I was, I can still remember the trauma sometimes. And the sorrow, thinking that everyone I ever met would...

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  8. 8. My Life

    • By Zach
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    surrounded by walls
    nowhere to go
    walls are closing in
    no more air flow

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    • Stories 16
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    • Votes 683
    • Rating 4.53
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    I can relate to most subjects the poems are written about. I've been in all the situations and understand and share the pain.

  9. 9. Sexual Abuse Victim

    • By Tiasha Anderson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Tears are always running down my face.
    I hang my head low thinking, "What a disgrace?"
    The tears are coming from all the damage you caused.
    What do you want now, a round of applause?

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    • Stories 28
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    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 1270
    • Rating 4.50
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    I don't even know where to start. When I was 4 years old i came into foster care with my little sister (she was 2 years old). One day our case worker came to our house to tell us that a...

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  10. 10. I'm Left Silent

    • By Grecia
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2017 with permission of the Author.

    I'm left silent,
    I'm left in pain.
    You are so violent
    and completely insane.

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    Tears run down my face
    He screams, I cry harder
    I look at my father
    He is red and angry again

    What did I do, why I do suffer?
    Always a why, but never an answer
    Hurt, pain,...

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  11. 11. I Am Sorry

    • By Bismuth
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2011 with permission of the Author.

    You wanted me to be your little girl
    You wanted me to see you as my world
    You wanted me to be all I could be
    I wanted you to open your eyes and see

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    • Stories 8
    • Shares 257
    • Favorited 27
    • Votes 501
    • Rating 4.51
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    I was physically and mentally abused from the age of 10 all the way to 17. I tried to tell people what was going on, the beatings, the screaming, and neglect, but no one would listen. After a...

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  12. 12. The Man In The Cargo

    • By Lauren
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2011 with permission of the Author.

    The man in the cargo murdered my innocence, and he took away my pride
    He broke me down, and he shattered my trust all at once in his stride
    The man abused me, he denied me, and he watched as tears ran down my face
    How could one soul do this? I believed I was in a safe place

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    • Votes 444
    • Rating 4.51
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    I was raped, by my father. It all started when I was 11. He started touching me, and even came in my room while I was sleep. I'll never forget the day he raped me. I was watching TV, laying...

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  13. 13. My Hate For You Will Never Fade

    • By Marie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2014 with permission of the Author.

    The things you did to me
    Took away what made me free.
    I was a prisoner to you, locked in a chain.
    You played me, like a puzzle piece in a game.

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    • Favorited 79
    • Votes 262
    • Rating 4.44
  14. 14. You...

    • By Shaydee A. Ault
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Your words to me are weakness.
    They slay me to the ground.
    Sometimes you make me feel lost,
    Though I'm wishing I were found.

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    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 248
    • Rating 4.43
  15. 15. Images

    • By Mia A. Lassiter
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    Images
    branded into my memory,
    hot with pain and guilt and hurt.

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    • Stories 5
    • Shares 501
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 127
    • Rating 4.42
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    When I was little, about 1 or 2, the worst thing in the world happened to me. My mother was low on money for drugs and she wasn't bringing in enough men to feed me and have drugs, so she did...

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  16. 16. Stop Child Abuse

    • By Kavanna
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2012 with permission of the Author.

    I sat alone in the cold dark room
    I knew that he would be home soon
    I really wish that people knew
    how much pain I was going through

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    • Stories 5
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    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 696
    • Rating 4.39
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    I went through this too and hoped and prayed that he wouldn't find me but you helped me so much. I am 13 years old now and finally told someone, so thanks so much, your poem was great, if it...

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  17. 17. Sexual Abuse By Mother's Boyfriend

    • By Eleena-Jayde
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2009 with permission of the Author.

    The day you said it was okay
    to do the things you did
    was the day I closed my heart,
    then ran away and hid.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 26
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 82
    • Rating 4.34
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    I feel very sorry for what you went through, I was sexually abused by my step-dad and I was only brave enough to tell my mother when they had split up, but she didn't believe me and married...

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  18. 18. Fear Of Home

    • By Ray
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 2013 with permission of the Author.

    you run in fear
    you walk in fear
    you hide in fear
    you show in fear

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 231
    • Favorited 39
    • Votes 151
    • Rating 4.26
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    This poem reminded me of how I used to be. My case is not that bad but it was really heavy on me. It took many years to recover.
    When you see your friend again, please tell her there is...

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  19. 19. Dad

    • By Jessica
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2017 with permission of the Author.

    I quiver as he stands above me.
    I'm curled up on the ground.
    He looks down upon me.
    I do not make a sound.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 35
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 35
    • Rating 4.26

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