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Child Abuse Poems | Examples of Child Abuse Poetry

Child Abuse Poems. Below are examples of poems about child abuse. This list of child abuse poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of child abuse poetry. This list of works about child abuse is an excellent resource for examples on how to write child abuse poems.

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List of Child Abuse Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
Loving the Tao of Laozi Anil Deo Verse child abuse, environment, flower,
THE STORY IN MY HEAD Emmanuel Adedayo Ojelade Narrative abuse, child abuse, depression,
The Disappearing Woman Catelyn Meeker Free verse child abuse, absence, abuse, betrayal, child
Day My World Stood Still Junie Moon Free verse child abuse,
Family law Frankii Fame Free verse abuse, bullying, child abuse,
Premium Member Poem Herone Within Trumps Bad Label Caren Krutsinger Free verse child abuse,
The cry of a suffering child richard nnoli Epic abuse, care, child abuse,
The boy who played with Barbie Alex Duffy Free verse child abuse, childhood, inspirational,
The heaven I hate Isor Chand Rhyme child abuse, culture, death,
Have you ever seen a rose bloom in the winter Sarafiel Light Free verse anger, child abuse, dark,

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Mama Said
by Caren Krutsinger
The screaming, the yelling, the kicking, the clawing.
All because he did not get his own way.
He did yesterday and all was fine.
This is the first...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: bullying, child abuse, school,

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BETWEEN THE SILENCE THERE ARE STILL TEARS
by Vickie Thayer
If I could tell you...

How I felt...

Every time... 

The monster...

Whipped me...

With his belt.... 

Welts upon my flesh... 

He left...

But they're not...

The only...

Scars... 

You'll see...

Pain still...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, child abuse, childhood,

The Pope in Eire
by Rico Leffanta
The Pope came to Eire
And found millions there
But they did not care
For priests anywhere

He dealt with the nuns
And all of the puns
Regarding bare buns
And Irish...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, child abuse, evil,

Mollusk
by Brianna Hobson
I was five when you started to notice
I loved the extra attention
I was foolish mollusk.
I was a child
Sticking to shells of coercion.

You were twelve and...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, child abuse, childhood,

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A Survivor of Child Abuse
by Holly Primerano
I was a victim of abuse,
afraid and without trust.
Hate ran through my veins most times,
my heart full of disgust.

How could he abuse a child,
I couldn’t...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, child abuse, christian,

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It Doesnt Take Genius
by Maurice Rigoler

If the Pope’s goal is to end
the epidemic of paedophile priests
he might start, at the least,
by aiming his axe at its root –
unscriptual celibacy, then...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse,

Mother Mother
by Virginia Waters
Song:-  1990

Mother    Mother
   love me  love me 
   love me  love me
   I...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: angst, anxiety, child abuse,

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Child Abuse
by Caren Krutsinger

Child learns to be
Hyper-vigilant, secretive, quiet, unseen, un-hungry,
Initiate to violence, hiding in corners, 
Little relief or sleep, waiting and fearing,
Disturbing feelings of mass destruction

Adult stuff...

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Acrostic | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, child abuse,

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Lolita's Conceit
by Gary Bateman
Lolita’s Conceit
 
Obsession defined
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov
An accursed passion
Love’s true abomination.

Literary allusion
Tintinnabulation
Sounding moral oblivion 
God’s sure condemnation.

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved,
August 18, 2018 (Double...

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Double Dactyl | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse, allusion, angst, betrayal, child

Make it Out
by Todd Aguilar Jr.
One day!
One day!
One day we will make it out.

One day in this life of mine 
I will what 
will be doing fine
avoiding crime not losing...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, child abuse, dark,

for HEATHER HEYER: LOVING PAINFUL TRUTHS IN UNITY
by Anil Deo
Your pain is my pain, because human suffering was never an individual matter
The wisdom of every culture, the founder of every faith, made that clear
We...

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Tristich | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse, america, animal, anti bullying,

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IF EVER I HAD A COUNTRY : XLVIII and XLIX
by T Wignesan
IF ever I had a country : XLVIII - XLIX

			XLVIII

If ever I had even on a rocky wayward moon of a gaseous planet a country
And...

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Dramatic Monologue | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allegory, caregiving, child abuse,

The Man Who Puts Kids in Cages
by Rico Leffanta
The man who puts kids in cages
Laughs at the folks it enrages
Whilst taxpayers bleed
Republicans need
Bilingual pedophile Pages...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: betrayal, bullying, child abuse,

Dirty Sheets
by Paige Reed
head in  pillow stuffing blocking a noise,
sheets soaked of fallen tears, hand tied in fists, blood seeping through the fingers.
his hand on he back...

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Dramatic Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, betrayal, child abuse,

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Childhood Inequality In School
by Caren Krutsinger
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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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child, child abuse, children,

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Foster Child
by Caren Krutsinger
Foster child, unworthy of love,
Unknown in last six placements,
Unavailable, unresponsive, unobtainable, 
Unadoptable and possibly un-foster-able also.

Foster child, must show strength,
Show he is tough, show he...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse, abuse, care, child, child

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Pity Patty Peddy
by Freddie Robinson Jr.

Peddy don’t know-no betta to do,
he just following his imaginary urges,
friendly suggestions from   TuSac Boy Blue
Sayin’ little Timmy and Sue
wanna play  ...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse, dark, evil,

Senryu
by Raynolds Moseamedi
The house beast, 
Children are afraid,
Of their mother.

...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: child abuse,

STOP DISCRIMINATION
by JAQUIN MOKAYA
POEM: ‘STOP DISCRIMINATION!’

By JAQUIN MOOGI MOKAYA
(July 7th 2018 8.57pm East African Time)

	Group 1: Assertion	           ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anti bullying, child abuse,

Beautiful Damaged Butterfly
by Laycie Premoe
Beautiful butterfly 
Do not worry
Though your wings are damaged
I will help you fly. 
You will have a place to stay
And sweet nectar to drink
You will...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: abuse, child abuse, courage,