Donna Nimmo

Child Abuse

You're still young and innocent and mild
After all you're still only a child
You have parents, that are supposed to protect you
But often they don't, more than they do
Some fathers love their kids more than anything
But there are bad ones, that disgrace they will bring
You dread the night, when you go to bed
That he will come in, say things that shouldn't be said
They will sneak around when no one else is home
They can't hurt you if they can't catch you alone
They will say you can't tell what they did to you
They will tell you lies that just aren't true
You get so you can't stand his filthy touch
They say they do this because they love you so much
You want his love and so afraid to tell
Love him so much, don't want him in jail
You feel so hopeless and so very sad
Can't remember a time, that he made you glad
If your mother doesn't believe you, continue to tell
You need to do something, scream or yell
This is a poem, that's hard to hear
You don't deserve the pain and all the fear
Some people have children, they don't derserve
Our children's rights, we have to preserve
You can go to school and tell your teacher
If that doesn't work go and tell your preacher!

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Add this poem to MyPoemList

Rating Card

5,0 out of 5
11 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about Child Abuse by Donna Nimmo

  • lydiann (10/7/2018 9:08:00 AM)

    yuh poems are talking the truth about what does go on in children lives

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • duduzile Gamede (5/24/2018 6:15:00 AM)

    yah this poem so touching and painful

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mysterious Writer 333 (5/14/2016 2:25:00 AM)

    I loved this poem! So true! You're a brave person to write such a lovely poem. Great job!

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Caz Faulkner (10/20/2007 4:40:00 PM)

    thanks for sharing loved it

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • Dee Daffodil (6/26/2006 10:22:00 AM)

    Donna...Thank you for this poem...I suspect it took a lot out of you. The message is a difficult, yet welcome one. Bravo!
    Hugs,
    Dee

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mary Nagy (11/30/2005 8:02:00 AM)

    This is very powerful Donna. It's a wonderful message for children. I agree that some people have children they don't deserve. Sincerely, Mary

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?