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Best Child Abuse Poems

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


Premium Member Violin Notes Fall From Heaven No More
Her trembling twilight 
dims with streaking purple tears
bruised by youthful years of bleeding pain
hurting but never hugged --
locked in the arms of atmosphere’s apathy
that smeared...

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Categories: child abuse, death, Lullaby,
Form: Free verse



You'Ll Be a Mountain
I know its hard to imagine now
But some day you’ll be the key and not the lock
The exception not the rule
Some day you’ll be a...

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Categories: anxiety, bullying, child abuse,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member Bruises and Broken Bones
May God bless all, of the children, 
and ease their mortal pain.
I trust that you have your reasons, 
and this life has not been in...

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Categories: child abuse,
Form: Rhyme
You'Re Worthy of Love
You're worthy of love

I see the scars, you're hiding deep within
they're not visible, upon your skin
you don't even know, how you could begin
to feel worthy...

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Categories: abuse, addiction, child abuse,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Cry For Wind
Fly so fast, cry for wind
Carry me between your wings
Me, me, tiny, olive skinned
Blood of beggars, blood of kings

Lost forever, never found
Roar your cry across...

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Categories: child abuse, analogy, animal, beautiful, bird,
Form: Quatrain



Premium Member The Wall
Winnie, wild-eyed, went insane
and sang “Happy Birthday” in the rain, 
while she washed away her bloody pain.

Now all day long she sings that song,
she sings...

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© Eric Cohen  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: child abuse, birthday, character, child, child
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Ba Ba Bad Shepherd Boy
Watery eyed thoughts came,
Zap! Pow!  a short circuited brain.
Inward turned burned ocular pain,
too many thoughts to restrain 
I’m a cheap sheep making my mistakes...

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Categories: child abuse, angst, anxiety, betrayal, child
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Life As Poetry
"My Life as Poetry"



When the Lotus Eaters at Loon Junction barked
I ignored their confused chicanery
closed the gates behind me

I dropped one tear
in your sedentary ocean
it...

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Categories: child abuse, poetry, strength,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Vanilla Pudding
nobody sees you the way I do
in your wheelchair
with your unopenable arms
where everything crashes to a gray twisted landscape

my brother
alpha male
of demon strut clashes
in our...

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Categories: child abuse, angst, bullying, caregiving, child
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Between Your Words
Between Your Words

Dad
I tried my best 
to live between your cruel words
Yet there was no room
I felt less
smaller than small
Like a comma that didn't fit
a...

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Categories: child abuse, abuse, angst, character, child
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Impeach
Merry Impeachness

Justice delayed however symbolic
the orangutan finally won his award
for corruption and dereliction of duties
the constitution used to apply to all

IMPEACH
the orange leach
Lucifer has more...

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Categories: america, child abuse, evil,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Shadow To Shadow
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Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
In youth the Eden where you played
was left bereft, destroyed, decayed,
by trusts malignant masquerade

Shadow to shadow, shade to shade
No grass...

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Categories: abuse, betrayal, child abuse,
Form: Monorhyme
Premium Member Curious George
I remember Christopher Robin
When helping Pooh find honey
Was my biggest problem
I remember the blustery days
We trusted each other in every way

I remember When we helped...

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Categories: adventure, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Tiger In You
They always tell you, you are strong,
Time and again.
While you know they are dead wrong,
Through your pain.

You never had a decent choice,
Had to disappear.
No free...

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Categories: child abuse, abuse, anger, anxiety, child
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Veil of Evil - Jimmy Savile
Oh, if only ...

If only monsters ...
LOOKED like monsters.
If they lurked ONLY in the dark,
Glowing red eyes and chiseled teeth ...
Claws and horns and forked...

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Categories: abuse, anger, child abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Childhood Inequality In School
Some children come into the school building dancing, singing, hopping, bursting with uninhibited glee.
They exchange giddy, happy stories about their day at the mall, dropping...

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Categories: child, child abuse, children,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Show Me What Life Is
I move my hurtful head and stare forlorn
Over my non-existing boundary,
Where past is seen and future laughs decayed.
Here language is an unwelcome guest,
In stillness awkward,...

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Categories: child abuse, abuse, boy, child, child
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Daddy's Dime
I was three the first time i remember 
seeing mamas bedroom walls 
springtime colors on her quilt 
Though it really could of been December 

I...

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Categories: child abuse,
Form: Bio
Hurt Can'T Be Kept
You’ve come from cold
Hushed words not told
Don’t say those things
The shame it brings

Don’t be so bold
Just let it mold
Deep in your soul
You dig a hole

Hide...

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© Judith S   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, betrayal, child abuse,
Form: Rhyme
Eggshells
From a mouthful of this morning’s eggs,
I pull bits of char from yesterday’s breakfast.
‘I had no chance to scrub the pan’, I plea with myself-
But...

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Categories: angst, anxiety, child abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Shame
Shame covers me with a black robe,
it makes me feel dirty and unworthy.
So my eyes are cast downward,
observe the blush of my cheeks.
I fear our...

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Categories: abuse, child abuse, confusion,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Lost Childhood -Part 4-
This pain inside eats me away,
Little by little every day..
  When shall it ever end.
I try so hard to fit in well,
To move on,...

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Categories: abuse, child, child abuse,
Form: Rhyme
The Thief
She remained silent amidst the squeaks of the bats
Sleeping on the hostel bed, she dreamt of winging like a dove. 
Her tears were blended with...

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Categories: child abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In Shame
IN SHAME

When I was a little girl father brutally beat me down with such severity, and humiliation, causing me to hang my head down low...

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Categories: child abuse, abuse, angst, anti bullying,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Wolves Among the Lambs
There are those engaged in pedagogy
To facilitate the drip... drip... drip
Of poison to accost a child's ear.
Maneuvering with glee and juicy decadence...
Sequestering all they say...

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Categories: anger, child abuse, education,
Form: Rhyme