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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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Cathy
i loved this poem becuz its so true
Rich
As a male reading this poem i fear for all those little girls now this moment as i type that are continually abused, raped or beaten ! I am ashamed as I read this to be a part of the male species. I am a person who keeps my feelings deep down and for once this poems truth and sadness seeped through every word! i hate to say well done on the poem because the topic is extremely saddening. Good luck girl and remember the healing starts with the first acceptance you have been abused then will be there forever its how you cope with the pain! Good luck I admire you and all the girls who have commented and have been abused!
Margo
This poem brought tears to my eyes. This happened to me and it reminded me of innocence lost at the hands of adults who portray Love in a unjust way. It is hard to not remember and to forget the pain that one goes through when they are violated and hurt in many ways. I appauld the person who wrote this poem because it certainly speaks to the heart and soul.
kelli
very touching it made me cry w/ptsd you see it happend to me. thanks i felted it! kelli. " GREAT " I LOVED IT .

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Never Forgotten

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.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

Steven
i ENJOY THE ABAILITY OF CHANGE DISPLAYED FROM YOUR WORK, NICE READ.
Elizabeth
Yor poem was amazing and it really touched me. I was abused by a friends family member for 2 years. You have so much courage i wish i could have told someone but its two late for me know, the person who did this to me is very sick and dying in China or so my friend tells me. i was nine and im 14 now i still have trouble sleeping at night.
chaz
thank you for such a great poem. It made me cry. I still hold the pain from when i was abused 8-13 years old. I am 20 now and it still hurts
Michelle
It was good for u to let out ur feelings to others that have been in this situation im sure people hurt and can never get over what happened to them. It is a nasty thing for someone to do but it happens and that person will pay for it, maybe not as soon as u want it but it will
clara
your poems had alot of emotion it touch me very much because i understand the feeling of the poem
alyssa
im so sorry this happened to u. i am so glad i never went through something like this. but, it is not ur fault its his, u shouldnt punish urself he should be punished for being a sick pervert.
verda
i really do vote for this poem because it was really awsome and very moving to me thanks for sharing this poem with everyone else
ashley
I am using this poem in my english class we have to take a poem and share it by memory it has touched me in a way that no one els can understand i was abused from the age of 1 to 13 i am 14 know the poem fits my life very well it is a great poem use if for all you can
jade
hey kristin, your poem was beautiful i am now still currently going through the same thing it started when i was 9 and is still happening (im 14). even thought i don't know you im proud of you because you can talk about it and you've achieved more than words can describe, thanks for writing that poem, jade
AnMarie
I really agree with you when you said that poem, if you really wrote it, its wonderful it actually happened to me by my father too. it was horrible, if you want to knwo what happened to my father, hes in prison for 44 year. THank you i love your poem, thank you
Brianna
this was a very emotional poem even though ive never experienced this i can feel only a mere part of what u had to go through so im sorry but keep writin because i know for me it helps me relieve alot of my problems and it helps me realize that im not the only one who has gone through some of the stuff i have
annabel
Your poem really touch me in more ways then one and i want to thank you. Annabel
leah
i have held in thoughts and feelings for years about the same thing. this is the first time i have ever seen anyone wrote exactly how i felt. i am sorry if this is a true poem. it really is a hard thing to deal with. i was only 4.
Adrainna
I know how you feel. I was raped and its the most horrible thing that any person to do on a child. And you were only 8. I was 13 whan it happend to me. We were so young. It still haunts me. You just gotta be strong. I love your poem. I can really relate to it. Writeing poems is a good way do let some of your anger and sadness out. Never give up!
Heather
This poem touched me because the same thing happened to me when I was 10 tears old my stepdad raped and beat me and this poem reminds me that i'm not alone the poem was great.
chrissy
it touch my heart because the same thing happen to me i wasnt strong enough to tell anyone i though it was my fault now i no it wasnt it was his and he s a sick person
elizabeth
this is an amazing poem.
Jaimie
Kristin, this poem made me cry when I read it because it's the story of my life when I was a little girl. You did an amazing job.
Brittany
This poem toched me because when i was little it happened to me.
melanie
just feel good bout urself that happen to me before for 2yrs only remeber u r loved
Alma
WOW
ally
hi i loved the poem i know how it is to get abused i was 5 when my father abused me when my mother had died. i know how it feel to feel betrayed by the one person you trust.
star
I am 24 years of age and when I read this poem I felt tears swell up in my eyes and thought "I couldn't have said this better my self". I was abused as a child but at the time didnt know it was wrong. Now no one believes me and I have to live with the pain. My mom told me I must have liked it because I didnt say any thing, but she doesent know what it feels like when you think the person hurting you loves you and would never hurt you. I just pray every day god forgives her ignorance and helps ME get through another day.
sarah
Sickening to know this goes on but unfortunately I know its true. Thankyou for your bravery in facing such a topic.
kayla
i totally relate to this or at least wat i think it means but i reallly got it and it is an awsome poem so is confessions of a cutter i can relate to that one to your and awsome poet,
jessica
This is a great poem because it is true about some people i know, who ever wrote this please dont stop writing poetry. You are a wonderful poet. Keep up the good work. thank you jessica.
tanya
hi i love this peom it is great! i now know that i am not the only one that was sexually abuse! i am 16 years old and i am just know telling someone that i was abused when i was younger! it happened four about 4 yrs! i hope people will get the courge and tell!
unknown
this poem has touch me in every way, as i read poem i began to notice that i was too like growing up as a kid. those memories i still just like how you metion it in your poem i just want you to know that your not alone, as we can we cant change the past but to move on. well this it i have to go oh and my name will be undifine Bye
LINDA
Hi I hear the pain, i feel the pain, i lived the pain, i shall not forget the pain. I now understand it is not only me, it happens all ove the world. I admire the artist for portraying this pain so society can feel what the victims of pain have felt. LINDA
Amanda
this poem really touched me. it was like it was telling me wat had happened to me i was abused in the same way 8yrs ago, i was also 8yrs old. so i no how the poet is feeling, the physical pain has disappeared but the emotional pain still remains forever and for always.
Amanda
I read your poem and I cryed. i cryed because im being abused by the inside and thought it was the worest untill i read your poem the i relized other people have it more worst then i do and i try to forgive but i cant and i just hope you can get over what happened to you and move on to bigger and better thing that are out thier wating for you. good luck and god bless
Shannon
That poem was truly deeply touching. It is so true that even though it hasn't happened in a long time. The memories will remain with you forever. You are a strong person for being able to get past this horrible situation. Poetry is a great way to let your emotions out. Stay strong.
Alaina
I'm 18 years old and it had happened to me when I was about 5 years old and he did , so mean dirty things to me that i can still remeber. Mine was by my grandfather. That was a good pome
shelly
This is a very good poem.
west
thiis is very touching, i was abused from the time i was 2 untill 16, by 2 male fiquers in my home, the pain never dies.
Tiffany
I really really liked it. I am going to send it to my e-mail address so that I can have it when ever I want to read it.
shelly
THIS IS A WONDERFUL POEM AND SO TRUE TO MY HEART,I AM 33 AND I WAS ABUSED WHEN I WAS 5 YEARS OLD UNTIL I WAS 15. GOD BLESS YOU HONEY.
jamie
they poem was true to your heart it was realy good keep writing gurl
Kellie
Great poem, seriously. I went through the same situation as a child of age 5, for years I blamed myself when it was the adult who was to blame. To this day I haven't forgotten and I will never get that part of my life back.
Brooke
THIS POEM REALLY GOT TO ME. ME AND MY SISTER BOTH WERE SEXUALLY MOLESTED BY MEMBERS OF OUR FAMILY. HER MY STEPFATHER AND ME MY STEP BROTHER. AND I ONLY HOPE THAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN THAT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEM IS NOT RIGHT AND THAT THEY CAN TELL SOMEONE. I DID!
Jasmine
This poem really touches my heart. It make me realise that i am not the only one who feels hurt when things like this happens. I was sexually abused by my cousin for a few times when i was at the age of 5. I didn't even know what was going on. I just obey him and keep very still. I still meet him nowadays. I wonder whether he remembered what he had done to me or not, and he felt ashamed of it or not. I forgive him but the terrible memories will owes stay in my heart forever. It really hurts and i understand your feelings.
Marcus
Wow. i too am 16. and i feel your plight,and admire your strength. wow.
Kayleigh
I think this and all your other poems were so passionately written. Im only 16 and each touched my heart and i know i will never forget the words that were written in all. Take very good care of yourself, as you are obviously a very special person. God Bless.
megan
Kristin, that poem was very good- i was molested by my step father since i was 9 years old- it hurts- and your poem tell the story like it is. i am 15 now- and i still have suicidal thoughts because i don't want to deal with the pain- thanks for writing the poem- i write poems too- it really helps to deal with all the pain- i am sorry it all happened to you when you were only 8- you were right- you did have to grow up fast- just remember you are not alone- there are a lot of people out there just like you
jeni
Great poem - but where is the end? Of course you can never really *forget* what he did, but you can forgive and let go. Life is so beautiful now, like when I was 4 before I was moleted.
Linnea
This poem touched me deeply since I was sexually molested by my brother beginning when I was 8 and ending two years ago when I was 10. You need to stay strong and remember you are an earth angel and will never be alone. You have sisters all over the world who know what you have been through. You will never be alone and whenever you feel the guilt or shame or anger just force yourself to recall how you DID NOT want what he did to you
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