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Best Abuse Poems

Below are the all-time best Abuse poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of abuse poems written by PoetrySoup members


Indian Ink
“Indian Accent”

Hear the whispers inside

Chanting from long ago
Echoes come and go
Losing time in a soft eternal glow

A beautiful and delicate autumn mountain scene
Dry blue eyes...

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Categories: abuse, autumn, death, deep, freedom, journey,
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member REFLECTION
**REFLECTION**

Running through a wheat dream
Clear skies, worms and flies, my face cries
Surrounded by silver streams
I stumbled into a valley where sleepness never dies
A manger on...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, death, for her,
Form: Epic
Alice Sweet Alice
      ~Alice Sweet Alice~

        *Like Sisters*
   Everyday -- Holding Hands 
Sunday...

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Categories: abuse, addiction, anger, art, confusion, dark,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Rape
October: I'm eighteen, shortcutting home
through an autumn-burnished churchyard -
copper-lustred leaves, moss-skinned stone -
a jaunty swing of skater skirt and arm,
college folder square-sturdy in my hand.
In...

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Categories: abuse,
Form: Free verse
No Reservation
You Are Not Invited

--Latching onto my soul without an invitation--
Elements around my shore expose more than air
--Playing with fire is not a game you will...

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Categories: abuse, bullying, deep, evil, how i
Form: Dramatic Verse



Premium Member Love Beyond the Pale
You lay upon the warm wet earth
now ripped from limb to limb.
Your present shape denies the girth
of your form in its prime.

A life cut short...

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Categories: abuse, devotion, lost love,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Sheol
Dark Knight-tress 

Underneath 
This gown I feel nothing
Silk less feelings
The odor of intimate apparel lessens 
Vanity fare from any sun
Warrior of beauty
Where have you gone?
A...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, dark, evil, fantasy, feelings, mirror,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Poetry Soap
It’s almost time and I must run
to watch/read Poetry Soap for fun.
It comes on every day at this time
and I don’t want to miss a...

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Categories: abuse, conflict, jealousy, love, lust, magic,
Form: Couplet
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
ONE WORD~

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my mind,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my veins,
               ...

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Categories: abuse, analogy, art, corruption, death, depression,
Form: Epic
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,
That...

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Categories: abuse, addiction, anger, body, boyfriend, bullying,
Form: Rhyme
I Can't Breathe
In memory of----

Solely in my room, I can't stomach the sound of my heartbeat.
I sit here alone to forget the taste of air, 
Overwhelmed by...

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Categories: abuse, bullying, color, discrimination, racism, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I DANCE
Voice: Jason Williams

***

I danced! 
Whirling air around me, particles of sundust 
in tornadoes and hurricanes following me in awe
I danced.
Each night I wake and feel...

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Categories: abuse, dance, music, pain,
Form: Prose Poetry
Dear Men
Dear men,
Explain to me why I stand alone. 
Women are quick to uplift their father, sons, and brothers
Quick to maintain the home,
But when she needs...

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Categories: abuse, anger, discrimination, feelings, poems, voice,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Girl, Interrupted
Girl, Interrupted-

Deep cuts from within.
She faced bravely the many hardships of womanly life
How did she end up like this?
Severe depression after her first mental breakdown
Sorrow...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: absence, abuse, change, depression, emo, lost,
Form: Dramatic Verse
MONSTER
    MONSTER

Shackles nor chains, can't change what it is.....
Never was it, the one hiding under the bed, 
It was me, tired of...

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Categories: abuse, dark, evil, sin, sorrow, voice,
Form: Dramatic monologue
Suicide Masterpiece
Suicide Masterpiece

Sweatdrop
On top
Trigger pop
Written note
All I got
Hang knot
Body rot
Suicide cop

I hope not
Cry out loud
I think not
Body's hot
I am too proud
I am loved a lot
Rooftop.
Suicide bride

Heavy...

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Categories: abuse, art, body, death, emo, sad,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Doll
"Hi Doll!"
He's been calling me that for years
I like it

Truth is I have always been a doll

My permanent smile
My open arms

I was a sweet sixteen's...

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Categories: abuse, appreciation, introspection, me,
Form: Free verse
Devils Deadly Dime
Devils deadly dime

The sign said no grown-up at the playground.
Tripping on a penny, like a mime!
My hand is in my pocket with the dime I...

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Categories: abuse, day, irony, judgement, me, metaphor,
Form: Dramatic monologue
PLEASE
~PLEASE~
 
Please pick me up!
Never mind I'm gonna fall, anyways
 
Please show me how to tie my shoes and sing a song! 
Don't worry mommy,...

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Categories: absence, abuse, anger, cousin, me, slavery,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member The Narwhal Song
~The Narwhal Beckons Before Dawn~

   If I could sing a song,
   It wouldn't be just any song.
   I would...

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Categories: abuse, character, dance, deep, nature, sea,
Form: Alliteration
Diamond Cut
"A Broken Demo"

In a desperate cry for help
She hires every jeweler
A cheap sheep crying, Wolf!
Using old repeating politic
utilizing lies * manipulation 
To cover the Glass...

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Categories: abuse, evil, leadership, political, power, slam,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member More Worse When I Cry
Teacher said my decisions needed consequences.
I have to write a million gazillion sorry sentences.
Billy was stupid to tease me, call my family poor.
I had to...

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Categories: abuse, childhood, emotions, father, sad, son,
Form: Narrative
this was me
it began so innocently
we exchanged ideas on poetry
his art, the suffering he endured
he preyed upon my compassion
as he meticulously bided his time...

i felt safe as...

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© Lynn Marie  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, angst, confusion, introspection, life, loss, sad,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Mary Rogers
* The plague of mental illness


Couldn't pay the rent, could you Mary? 
Back out on the street, dearest Mary.
Winter's in the air/once a girl with...

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Categories: abuse, addiction, hope, mental illness,
Form: Lyric
bloody wrists
I'm sitting on the floor
I'm crying so much more
trying to erase this pain
trying to forget your face
sitting here with the blade in my hand
running so...

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Categories: abuse, boyfriend, bullying, depression, emo, emotions,
Form: I do not know?