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Child Abuse Poems

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Do you know

 
Do you know what it's like to live with fear?
To be afraid every day of your life, and to know you can't escape from the the source of your fear?

Do you know what it's like to struggle for acceptance, and find only
criticism and condemnation instead?

Do you know what it's like to wake in the morning and know that nothing
you do today will be right?

Do you know what it's like to wake in the morning and KNOW that today you will be hit.  To know that if today is a "good" day, you'll only get a couple of slaps across the face, and if it's a bad day, you could find a hand around your neck, shutting off your windpipe until you pass out.

Do you know what it's like to hear words such as "you're useless", "you're
stupid", "no-one will ever love you", and to hear these words so often you
believe them?

Do you know what it's like to feel as if every breath you draw is a waste of
oxygen.   To feel as if suicide is the only option, but be too afraid to do it.   Do you know what it feels like to think you are so useless you can't even kill yourself?

Do you know what it is like to reach for help, only to find none, and then
find things are actually worse because the one causing your pain now holds
another grudge against you?

If you answered no, then you are lucky,
because it means you have never been abused

If you answered yes, then I pray you have had the courage and strength to
turn your life around, and find all the beauty and goodness buried deep
inside you.    Because it IS there, no matter what anyone else tells you.   The healing road is long and hard, but it is worth the journey.

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avatar Kia leigh.
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I relate to this. I answered yes everytime, Im 15 years old and still struggle with these situations. I cant build up enough strenghth or courage to speak up for myself. This poem brings me some what comfort.
Thanks it means alot.
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avatar hope
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i was abused until i turned 12...my brother was the only one to go forth and tell the cops what happened...until i was 15 no one ever new what had happened to me because i wouldnt dare talk about it to anyone...im 18 now and its been 3 years since i opened up about myself but to this day i will not dare talk about it to anyone...im so angry and sad inside some days i just want to die..none of my friends know this because i dont talk about it. but if theres one thing i do know is that if my brother would have never spoke up we would either be dead or still be going through this...you have to speak up and talk to someone let them know whats happening no matter how much you love that person even tho they do this to you and no matter how afraid you are...you need to reach out to that one person you can trust with your life and you need to pull yourself out of that situation.
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avatar Lost
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3. Yes to all these. I am in my mid twenties and I still deal with this trauma. Mind over matter is complete B.S.
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avatar Acceptance
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im only 14 and ive been going through this for about 9 yrs and i dont believe anyone should go through this kind of crap
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avatar Acceptance
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I was abused since I was able to walk, by my mother and my brother. My brother tried to rape me, how sick Is that? And he tried to stab me whenever, I told mum. My mum has cancer in 3 different places, and somehow she blames it on me. She’s broken my nose, stabbed me, hit, me, kicked me, thrown things at me, broke my knee, and pressed burning cigerattes to my legs, now im almost 15 and this had been going on for around 9 yrs, and the mental and physicial damage that has occurred, has really messed me up. Now im in foster care, and Ive moved around A LOT… im starting to think I don’t deserve a family anymore I think I should just die, but then I think, it may just give them satisfaction, and I may just stay alive. And for everyone out there who has ever been through this I hope, you find peace, love and safety, remember there is ALWAYS somewhere we belong, even if we don’t think so and even if we don’t think we’ll find it…….good luck!!! Wish me the best
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avatar Beautiful_Courage
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I feel so sorry for those who have been abused. I will pray for yous always. I just hope that someday, for those who have been abused in any way, will find the courage and strength inside yourself to step up and tell someone. Stop smiling behind silent pain, Stop crying behind closed doors and Ask someone for help to fight the battles no one knows your fighting.
Remember it can get better. I'll promise you that.
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