About the Poem
I was abused as a young child. Even though it has been four years since the abuse ended, the pain is still fresh in my memory. Writing this poem has served as a way to let out all of the pain and grief stored inside of me.
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|by Kristin Evans|
I was only eight when it began
Late at night, when I was alone.
You preyed on my innocence and my trust.
How did I know that it was wrong?
You did things so horrible to me,
My soul and body were bared.
What you did to that little girl
Left me feeling alone and scared.
You said it was to show your love
By taking my body for your use.
But now I know that what happened to me
Wasn't love; it was abuse.
All the dirty things you did to me
Won't wash away with rain.
Nothing on earth will rid my heart
Of this neverending pain.
I hope that you hurt as much as I do,
Or do you even remember what you did?
Nothing will make up for the pain you caused
When I was just a kid.
The physical scars you put on my body
Have since healed with time.
But my pain still shows on the outside
Whenever the child inside of me starts to cry.
That little eight year old girl
Had to grow up way too soon.
And all of the hurt and pain that you have caused
Will always be remembered, like a flower that forever blooms.