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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 A Loving Son
They always said, “Please bother us no more”
when Tommy sang, and Mom would stick her head
inside his room. “We need to shut your door!”

And once...

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Categories: child abuse, sad,
Form: Villanelle



Violin Notes Fall From Heaven No More

Her trembling twilight is dimming
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, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member And Nothing Else Matters-In an Upside Down World
Perhaps in a row they sit on their chair.
At their small object they all like to stare.
In an upside down world, the room’s silence grows.
They...

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Categories: child abuse, humorous, technology,
Form: Rhyme
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: analogy, animal, beautiful, bird, child abuse,
Form: Quatrain
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: angst, anxiety, betrayal, child abuse, conflict,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Curious George and Winnie The Pooh
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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© Poet M.e.  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: adventure, child abuse, childhood, conflict, hope,
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: abuse, anger, anxiety, child abuse, childhood,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member 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, drug, growing
Form: Lyric
Abused
It could have been a beautiful memory to write down

Walking hand in hand with mama

My long brown french pleats  bouncing in the wind 

My...

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Categories: child abuse, abuse, child,
Form: Free verse
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: abuse, boy, child, child abuse, courage,
Form: Dramatic monologue
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...

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Categories: abuse, anger, child abuse, evil, horror,
Form: Free verse
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
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, confusion, feelings,
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, family, school,
Form: Narrative
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, girl, pain,
Form: Rhyme
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, childhood, children,
Form: Rhyme
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, heartbreak,
Form: Free verse
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 The Red Balloon
The little girl
set free the red balloon
it flew over a certain death
free from the pain
of auction
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Categories: allusion, art, child abuse, death, inspirational,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Soul Cry




“Soul Cry”



Yeezy you da best
Not ice cold soulless 
You gotta big heart
Wanna be next U.S. Pres'
You now swingin' with da rest
with your delusional pal 
That...

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Categories: abuse, america, child abuse, children, discrimination,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member COME FLY WITH ME
They say you’re far too big, but I don’t fear.
They say your teeth are huge and  sharp and mean,
You’ll eat me like a snack,
I...

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Categories: child, child abuse, flying, friendship,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Haunting Memories


             Haunting Memories
          ...

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Categories: child abuse, dark, deep, memory,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member From Graveyard To Garden
You wanted me to look inside
Deep into my soul
Down there I must be careful
Not to fall into that hole
Face all of my shortcomings
Be honest and...

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Categories: child abuse, addiction, anger, inspirational, introspection,
Form: Rhyme
The Wild Child
My past was violent.
My world was quaint.
They made me a demon,
instead of a saint.
My past was full of cruelty.
They called it love.
I only felt the...

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© Ryan Tyler  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: abuse, bullying, child abuse, childhood, religion,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Where echoes hide
Negativity echoes in the distressed and disillusioned mind
Crashing like Tsunami waves beating you in time

I am no good...       ...

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Categories: abuse, anxiety, child abuse, growing up,
Form: Rhyme