louis rams

Gold Star - 7,625 Points (09/13/1943 / new york city)

Stop The Abuse - Poem by louis rams

Abuse has gone on for so long- this is not where
Women and children belong.
They belong in an environment that’s safe and sound
And no abuse to be found, and not where they become
A battering ram from an abusers uncaring hand.

Abusers feel power when they’re in control, and will
Never leave the abused alone - because they think that it’s the norm
And they create their own abusive form.
Whether it’s verbal or physical it has to stop
So pick up the phone and call a cop.

Maybe in jail they’ll get the same treatment that they have given you
Just to know what you’ve gone through.
You was not brought into this world to be a punching bag
Or on the ground where they can stomp and clean their feet
And have them feel that it’s a treat.

Yet the worse may be sexual abuse by a relative who you had put your trust
to satisfy their wants and needs and on your innocence they did feed.
Once they see a family member will not fight, then with others
They think it’s all right.
If you don’t stop abuse dead in its tracks, then they’ll be no turning back.

(The one you save may be yourself or someone else)
© L. RAMS 102615

Topic(s) of this poem: abuse

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2015

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