Treasure Island

Kaila George

(20 October 1962 / New Zealand)

ABUSE


Often in one's life
You hear about abuse
And those of you
Not touched by abuse
Are the lucky ones
I believe are true

But abuse comes
In many forms
And it affects
Your life in many ways
That carries only for you
A burden of shame

You cry alone at nights
Thinking can anyone
Understand my pain
You're to scared to share
Of the shame you think is yours
You're to scared to tell
Your family the ones you love the most
Of your burdens and your pain
So feeling as you do
You take it out in vain
On addictions that slowly
Burn your soul away

You feel defiled
You feel alone
You feel that life
As been to cruel
And often in desperation
You try to injure yourself in vain

But if you live
Past all of that
And swallow all your fears
And just let your family know
How unhappy is your soul
They will say with love and care
It was never really your fault
You must never feed the guilt of shame
It was never yours to bare
Now live your life with out the shame
And live with pride for who you are
A daughter, a mother, a sister an aunt
And even a friend
Because your a decent human being

Submitted: Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Edited: Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Poet's Notes about The Poem

This is a touchy subject for anyone who knows how bad abuse affects us all, taken me awhile to get past all that and I'm glad I now can appreciate the better things in my life now so just a small note there is hope.

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