Abuse Poem

This is a poem I did for myself. I was abused by my mother and at the same time being molested by my older cousin. I was 7 years old. I was afraid and I'm 16 now. I just finally found the strength to get it out, and its been really rough this year. I just hope that anyone who reads this can feel or understand the feelings. It means a lot to me

Sleepless Nights

© Jessalyn S
Sad, tearful & alone
With Broken bones
I'm all alone
No one to help my off the floor
The hurt beating down on me
Why does mommy hurt me?
Her mood changes like a flip of a coin
She calls me her angel, playing with my hair
Then she hits me over and over again
Fear in heart, sadness in mind
Scenes Change
I'm not alone
A man in front of me
Touching me
I don't like it
I tell him to stop
He doesn't care
He doesn't stop
I don't like it
I cry, I'm afraid
He tells me to be quiet
I cry more, he stops
Nights go by
Afraid to sleep
I pray that mommy won't hurt me when I wake
From my sleep


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Published: May 2008
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3 Stories on "Sleepless Nights"
  1. Faylee Ann P. Submitted on Saturday, March 13, 2010

    I feel what you feel. But my story is a tad different.
    Abused, physically and sexually by my father at the age 3-9.
    I am glad I got away
    Still in therapy at age 16.

  2. Jasmine B Submitted on Friday, October 08, 2010

    I can relate when I was 11 I had just moved with my mom she abused me. and her boyfriend sexually abused me. there was no way out for me until after I turned 12 I ran away but now my mom is still with her boyfriend that did that to me and still doesn't believe me

  3. Jasmine R Submitted on Friday, March 25, 2011

    I know how you feel when I was 9-13 my step-dad would sexually abuse me when my mom wasn't around, I never told my mom because she needs him and I can't hurt her like that. He stopped but I'm still scared. I am 14 now>

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