Abuse, I'll never understand

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a depiction of how child abuse can affect children.

Submitted: July 28, 2012

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Life is Evil, life is mean

Life makes me want to scream

Things are hard for everyone

but not as hard as it has been for me.

I’m sure there are those

who are worse off

but still, don’t ignore me

don’t brush me off.

‘Ive been through a lot

in my thirteen odd years

one word you never want to hear

but I'll say it

loud and clear

Abuse.

Have you ever lived your life in fear?

Screaming and crying

but having no one who cared to hear?

Have you ever been in a situation

where every day is a fight

just to simply live your life?

Have you ever been locked in a door less room,

where darkness is the only light?

Your life

seeming to get harder

every day a struggle

every day it gets harder

to fight for

what you know is right.

Have you ever been led to believe that someone loves you

only to find out

that more then anything

they want you to kill you?

Have you ever lied

when you knew it was wrong

but had given up hope that anyone

would be able to save you?

Ever tried to runaway,

just run and run

praying that some time you'd find the light

have you ever prayed for better days

as you watched that possibility fade?

Maybe you have, but my bet is most of you haven’t.

This was my life

every day for a very long time

I like to believe that that made me stronger

but in truth it only made me weaker.

The greatest defense is

trust and love

Those I have been deprived of

and Ill never heal.

My heart

is a scar 

that will haunt me for life.


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