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The Adult Child Of Abuse

You came into our lives like a storm We fear it's not the norm. Our life has a secret past We knew it would never last. We wondered what you'd want from us Maybe it's only out trust. What you took was our soul Our story never to be told. We keep to ourselves out of fear Our secrets you don't want to hear. For when we expose our life It is used against us in a fight. Our trust we must keep hidden For friends are forbidden. Because you see, us children of abuse Grow into adults of recluse. We pray each day for peace of mind But, we know that is unkind. For when we try All we do is cry. Our pain is real And our fate is sealed. The questions we ask We're taken to task. So, here we are, feeling depressed Again our thoughts suppressed. Us children of abuse That grow into adults of recluse. You had so much control You didn't know what you stole. So much violence Made us so silent. A lifetime of waste Was not in haste. We thought you were strong But we were so wrong. Us children of abuse That grew into adults of recluse. Life was tense It didn't make sense. So young of mind We didn't know at the time. Torn from family and friends How can we ever fit in. In a crowd we feel alone So we flee to the walls of home. Answers we always seek But questions are ours to keep. Our thoughts we can't turn off We wonder does it ever stop. Us children of abuse That grow into adults of recluse. We have so much to give For we so want to live. But over and over it fails Because of each of our tale. Through the years there was tranquility We know that sounds silly. For when it comes we sabotage totally But we go forward ever so boldly. Us children of abuse That grow into adults of recluse. The abuser is often not caught Never knowing what they taught. A lifetime of pain and untrust That will forever live in us. So, we keep our feelings within So others won't look in. After all these years of unjust Why does it still bother us. Now it's the tail end of our lives And, we have survived. But all is good As it should. Our mind and soul will heal Our fate is not sealed. Now you see, why us children of abuse Have become adults of recluse no more!

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Date: 5/5/2018 11:46:00 AM
This poem has made my FAV list. Thank you for keeping it real; every word was a beacon of truth. I am sending you love.
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