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A Story

It was on a Christmas Eve
early in the morn
into a world so often cold
a little girl was born.
Her parents, they did love her,
the way that it should be
but her father, who's a good man,
had been raised with cruelty.

When he doled out punishment
for all her childish ways
the lessons that he taught her
would stay with her all her days.
Growing up was never easy
and she grew up so confused.
Other kids did more than tease her
and at home she was abused.

But she grew up all the same
then came to that time of life
when she thought she was ready
became a mother and a wife.
They faced a lot of hardships
but tried to love anyway
and her husband, who does love her,
has been so mean along the way.

Yes, life is hard for everyone
this woman surely knows.
Hate and misunderstanding
seems to follow where she goes
with so many quick to tell her
that she is always wrong
so many times she has been shown
that she just don't belong.

She tries so hard to understand
the reasons for her tears
and is punished for her feelings
as she has been all her years.
She knows that there is more to life
than what always seems to be.
All she wants is to be loved
without the cruelty.



Note:  My dear friends, this is not an easy write for me but a necessary one.  I was at a very 
low point in my life and I prayed for God for direction or to let it end.  I wrote the poem I Am 
then joined PoetrySoup.  I know God led me to this wonderful site for a reason.  I may still 
have a long way to go but I am starting to move forward.  I want to thank you all for your 
encouragement and kindness.  Being able to write again is helping me and as fellow writers, 
I know you understand.  Thank you for sharing with me and teaching to become a better 
writer.  God bless you all and Happy Holidays!  Love, Robin.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2008




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Date: 11/18/2017 4:27:00 PM
God bless you, Robin. I loved your very touching poem. So sad that this is a cycle of reality for so many people. So so sad. I know what you mean about joining Poetry Soup, it's where you find a warm loving and caring family. Keep sharing your poetry, not only is it therapeutic, it's reaching out to our warm community who wants to hear what you have to say. Very best and warmest wishes, Line xx
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Date: 12/22/2008 10:32:00 AM
Robin, remember that everyone hits a low point in their life often times more than once. as long as u keep God with u at all times those low points wont seem so low cuz u will have God to carry you back up the mountain. remember that u r not alone. i myself have been at a low point in my life and i am only 16. but God was there to hold me and carry me back up the mountain side.
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Date: 12/19/2008 9:16:00 PM
Dear Robin: One of the hardest things to come to terms with when you have been abused is the feeling that you are to blame. It's not your fault. This happened when you were young and impressionable. Unfortunately, the memory remains. Only by surrounding yourself with truly well-meaning people will you come to see the value in yourself. God bless you, and all who are near and dear to you. Love, Keith
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Date: 12/19/2008 9:16:00 PM
Dear Robin: One of the hardest things to come to terms with when you have been abused is the feeling that you are to blame. It's not your fault. This happened when you were young and impressionable. Unfortunately, the memory remains. Only by surrounding yourself with truly well-meaning people will you come to see the value in yourself. God bless you, and all who are near and dear to you. Love, Keith
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Date: 12/19/2008 1:40:00 PM
Bless you Robin....for these candid words. The beauty of Poetry Soup is that each soul can open up, be completely truthful, cleanse the past, and be filled up with promise and positive messages from people who care. It is almost easier to be so open with people who we'll never meet face to face....we are able to reveal our inner most selves. Bless and keep you in your healing progress! May you continue finding comfort here. Merry Christmas dear Robin. And Happy Birthday! Love, Carrie
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Date: 12/19/2008 1:10:00 PM
sometimes it's harder being a girl and sometimes it's harder being a boy. we rely on parents to show us the way and if we don't accept what they teach us we carry the same problems into other relationships. such as modern verses traditional can be a deal breaker. we must adjust in order to stay afloat. john
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Date: 12/19/2008 10:14:00 AM
Dear Robin, I am trying to hold back tears. I know change does not happen over night, but I am wishing it for you to come as quickly as possible. You bear your wounded heart and soul so bravely, and touch us all. May this new beginning lead you to the brightest and most beautiful new discoveries you could ever imagine. Wishing you real love, the kind that doesn't hurt, to surround you and heal you completely. In friendship, with love, Shar xoxo So glad you are here.
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Date: 12/19/2008 9:27:00 AM
through so much in the past, Drug's, Jails, Prison's, cheating etc. now were just happy to still be here and have each other - Your poem touched me deeply because it brought back memories of the man I used to hate, myself! I hope the Lord touches the hearts in your life like he has mine, you deserve that. Your honesty is commendable and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy new Year - God Bless, MJ p.s. He made these changes in me so he can in anybody, the Lord I mean
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Date: 12/19/2008 9:20:00 AM
Wow Robin - You know it's time like this that I hate my honesty because i have to admit that i was once a violent man and very self centered and abusive toward everyone - You were going to do it my way one way or the other - One of the things I'm most thankful for is the fact that the Lord pretty much has taken all that out of me - only twice this year I got angry at all and my wife and I are far beyond anger towards each other it just doesn't happen - I guess it's because we have been Cont.
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Date: 12/19/2008 8:52:00 AM
"Good Morning Precious & Gifted Robin!"~What a very sad story here dear lady! One that is all to familiar around this world, and has been for a long long time! Yes, it is good, that you also write of this~and poetry is a great gift for in doing these things! Although, I my mind, you seem to be so much more, by far, then this write does claim! Keep holding on to "God," and, always 'Believe' in yourself! "My Love Always To You & All You Love, John!"~"Happy Holidays Robin!"~Bye:)
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