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Child Abuse Poems | Examples of Child Abuse Poetry

Child Abuse Poems - Examples of all types of child abuse poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for child abuse.

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The Boy Who could Write
Have you ever heard the story about the boy who could write He would be thinking up rhymes every day and all night But words would do more to him, not just sting but tear and bite And...Read More
Categories: anxiety, child abuse, depression,
Form: Rhyme

lyrics from the left behind
bright /brit/ adjective “And I think it's gonna be a long, long time 'Till touch down brings me round again” When I was seven, I swung on swing sets that were made...Read More
Categories: abuse, child abuse, divorce,
Form: Free verse
The corpses, we're still counting
We look for responses when we should find an answer People aren’t healing, just left with a scar We are divided when we could stand together Our freedom’s a trap that leads us so far They all speak of...Read More
Categories: child abuse, death, humanity,
Form: Rhyme
Infant marriage
There has been a joining of an adult male and a female child Not quite a proud owner of a single pubic hair, Letting a lamb under the same roof as The Wild And treating both as “A...Read More
Categories: child abuse, emotions, marriage,
Form: Rhyme
Black and White Reflections
Black and White Reflections Old black and white pictures are faded and worn the pain they portray is there in her eyes. Innocence doomed from the time she was born, no tears for a childhood she lost in the...Read More
Categories: betrayal, child abuse, dark,
Form: Pantoum

tips and tricks
My mother once taught me this trick. If you close your eyes, you won’t see what’s happening. It can’t hurt you if you don’t see it. What she didn’t know was that...Read More
Categories: abuse, child abuse,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member OUR SECRET
i have a secret i keep inside i tried to tell someone I tried i worried they would pick a side they didn’t listen so i lied keeping quiet to not upset the tide while in my heart feelings still...Read More
Categories: child abuse, abuse, anger, anti bullying,
Form: Rhyme
Dem Tiff Our Pikin - Child Trafficking
Dem Tiff Our Pikin Child Trafficking Her echoing screams pierced the night unreeling an impending woe rousing every slumbering soul prompting a sudden madness The other sits then...Read More
Categories: africa, anxiety, child abuse,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Legacy
A child pulled from her mother's arms and placed into a cage. How could a person seeing this not feel enormous rage? Instead, the mother, full of fear and shocked with disbelief, thought what she said or how she looked had brought...Read More
Categories: anxiety, betrayal, child abuse,
Form: Rhyme
Saving A Heroe
Saving a hero Physical affection self deprived... Withdrew where none would follow and so, my childhood wwas survived, as I learned most people were Hollow... Shout it into them,"I love you!" An echo where the heart would be and...Read More
Categories: child abuse, abuse, america, anxiety, appreciation,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member JUST CAUSE
JUST CAUSE Without cause, teachers, classmates, and neighborhood kids mocked at my pitiful station of poorness and entrenchment in painful shyness, by calling me dreadful names that chipped away at my soul. At my first job as...Read More
Categories: child abuse, abuse, anti bullying, anxiety,
Form: Free verse
SURVIVOR As a child I was happy until I was five, Then everything changed, how did I survive? Instead of a kiss placed on my head, Cruel spiteful words were all that I heard. No loving cuddles, no hug goodnight, Just...Read More
Categories: child abuse, anti bullying, child, child
Form: Dramatic Verse
The Cry of Step Children
Oh! What a thunder from their cry Will their face ever dry? One may think they are free But their sufferings is a tree They grieve for peaces But yet keep drowning in pieces Will they ever...Read More
Categories: child abuse, anger, care, caregiving, change,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Placed In Cages
Once there was a boy who loved animals, every kind of animal, it didn't matter; he loved them all! He had rabbits, pigeons, hamsters, and a raccoon. The boy kept them well-fed, cleaned their cages every day and was sure they...Read More
Categories: child abuse, 10th grade, angst, animal,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Learning Young
Learning Young From back when I was 7 and 8, When candy bars cost 5 cents, And “being polite” meant Even to strangers. The wrinkled, Baggy, old man, who Lived in the basement apartment Next-door, with the...Read More
Categories: child abuse, growing up,
Form: Free verse

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