Laurie Pilner

A Child Alone - Poem by Laurie Pilner

A child alone I found myself
With one key to the house
Predators surrounded me
They would not let me be

I aged as my fear and anger grew
Neglecting parents said they never knew
I became a victim young
The longer it continued no one noticed I withdrew

The further down I fell
The less that I was seen
Could my parents have really been that mean
How had they lived with me and not noticed my
Internal hell

I now expect them all to hurt me
Rejection is quite real
Really, what else can I feel
My past has taught me what to be.

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The journey to recovery through mental illness and trauma.

Comments about A Child Alone by Laurie Pilner

  • (8/10/2012 3:41:00 PM)

    I like your poem laurie.An eyeopener for parents out there to know their seeds.Could it be that there is really no one to bark at.That fate layed in every situation, maybe parents had their own live unending drama..The good thing is that it has made you the strongest support you will ever have.i (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 10, 2012

Poem Edited: Saturday, August 11, 2012

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