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This poem I wrote in school, I had to write a poem on the topic of child abuse and I just couldn't stop writing.

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Darlene
I loved this poem. It illistates what society is concurring to this day. It makes people think about life & appreciate thiers.
sabrina
WOW! VERY TOUCHING ! I CRYED . I REALLY DID. I THINK U DID A AWESOME JOB AND I REALLY LOVE THIS POEM. GREAT JOB! :o)
takangela
I thought it was a great poem and it really touched me.
mary
this touch my heart because as a child i was abuse it is the truth so i give you the author 10

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The Ambulance Down In The Valley

The sky turned gray as I stood on the hill
The smell of violence and the smell of kill
The sound of horror and terrified screaming
It is the only place the sun’s not beaming
A place of swings where no children will play
For I stand by the graveyard to where they most lay
I see drunks lay all over the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

Poor children living a life of violence
With horrifying homes filled with silence
Violent blood shattered on the street
And a child who lay there that has been beat
In fear of their parents I hear children crying
Living in a valley that is somehow dying
I see the blood on the walls in the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

The sun won’t shine in a place of horror
The children cry and the parents beat more
Living in a family with a father who's a drunk
And a mother who smokes dope and a lot of junk
The hospital is full of children bruised
And many are still home being abused
I see shadows of death in the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

The graveyard is full and there will be many more
If the abused do not stop in this horror
Rain pours down from all the tears
That God sheds for people’s fears
Defenseless children can not play
For in their abusive homes is where they must stay
I see a place of horror and a lonely alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

I see a cry for help throughout the place
And fear from a child’s terrified face
At nighttime the moon is gray
Like a horror movie I saw one day
A poor child who doesn’t own a toy
Because the parents won’t buy for the little boy
I still see loneliness in that alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

Careless children, fresh as sin
And some have forgotten how to grin
Children suffer, deliberately burned and bruised
From poor parents who themselves were abused
And violent anger on their mind
Makes them beat on any child they can find
A pool of blood lay in the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

The abuse is increasing day by day
The valley full of pain and the sky still gray
A little child in a corner is what I find
And visions of the abuse still haunts her mind
Seventy percent of children are abused every day
The parents get upset and the children pay
Horrified children and a lonely alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

In the 1960’s abuse was first identified
And since then many children has died
Blood in the valley and a child in pain
Somehow this world has gone insane
Nobody will help or try to prevent the abuse
No one deserves this; there is no excuse
In the village by the alley
The ambulance is down in the valley

The pain and suffering have gotten out of hand
The poor children can not even stand
Some in wheel chairs and some in a cast
And some just trying to forget about the past
Some do not know how love would feel
Some scarred for life that will never heal
Screaming, yelling, the sight of the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

One story that is so sad
Is when a stepmother got so mad
The children could not tie their laces
And fear poured out from their terrified faces
She beat them till the blood ran free
I am just glad this never happened to me
The children and their visions of the alley
The ambulance is down in the valley

Think of all the problems the world must face
So please stop the abuse in this horrible place
Poor children who may never see
What a wonderful place this could be
What I am trying to say is think of their pain
Do not think of your problems and complain
Unless you have visions of the alley
Because the Ambulance is still down in the valley

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

maranda
this was a great poem and touched my heart" i know all of the things are true it happend to me as well.
cameron
i loved this poem i thought it was the realiest thing i've hread in a while
Caroline
This is a beautifully written poem which conveys strong emotion. What gets to me the most about this poem is how it kept saying that the ambulance is down in the valley while all this abuse was happening in the alley. The rephrasing of this thought at the end of each stanza brings to mind that though there is a lot of abuse going on very little is done to help these children. The reason that these children cannot get help is because either no one knows of the abuse or the people, who do know, think abuse is a common day occurrence that is acceptable. Please heed this poem and help these children so that the ambulance can come to the alley to help those dying there. You can help by keeping a watch on the behavior of those around you and let them know that abuse is not acceptable under any circumstances. – I just want to say again, wonderful poem with an important message
jemma
I think that your poem was really good and i am sure that it touched alot of people. I know alot of people in simmilar situations and it seems like everyone these days suffers abuse in there home so i think that it is great that you have made more people aware in this issue. i think that you have a gift and definately keep up the good work with writing what you feel.
becky
who ever does this is real life needs to be put away for lifekids r to speacial
megan
this was a wonderful poem. i really liked it
Eva
I want to congradulate you on this heart touching poem. This poem can actuallu put you inside your words, it really captured me as I read it. I just hope the abusers are reading this, if so, I pray that this poem will turn their lives around and no longer be labeled as a "child abuser"
Jocelyn
I thought you wouldn't post it. But you did! It is so good. Post the othters because ther just as good too.
Jocelynn
this poem is absoulutley amazing! thus is now one of my favortie poems, its speaks the mind of what i was thinking and how even i feel about abuse. you are such a talented writer in so many ways if u could touch my heart with this poem you could touch all of the poeple in the world's heart! i couldn't help but shed a little tears after reading this.
andrea
yes very good and very true i would give it a 10 excellent
Crystal
Your poem was extremely deep, they way you described the children's pain and them needing help, was really heart breaking. You are an awesome writer. I guess I liked your poem so much because I am a sucker for children, I mean I'm only in highschool so I still am a child but when I see a little boy or girl that's scared or in trouble my heart breaks. Please continue to write more.
jeremiah
AWESOME! I WAS VERY TOUCHED FROM THIS POEM. & I REALIZED SOMETHING. THIS IS VERY TRUE WE CAN SEE THIS IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY THANK YOU
kristine.
fantastic
Angie
THIS POEM REALLY MADE ME THINK ABOUT WHAT CHILDREN HAVE TO GO THROUGH. ITS A WONDERFUL POEM.
Amber
a most unfortunate beauty is this poem. You've touched my heart.
Sarah
OMG MAN THIS IS SUCH A GREAT POEM. I LOVED IT, I EVEN CRIED, OMG
Cate
This poem let's you know how lucky you actually are. it let's you realize that there are people who are worse off than you and they need help. All the violence won't end at once but step by step it will soon come to an end
italy
This is just so touching to me it makes me realize so much i mean if u wrote this by yourself u have a big and wonderful with a great mind cuz it brings a feeling in my heart so much it makes me wanna cry i mean i feel touched like an angel its so beautiful i mean great it could touche anyones heart great job it shows that u care just wonderful
Erin
i think that this was a relatively good poem. i love how it had the power to help me visualize everything she was trying to desribe.
tinkerbell &rim
Your poem touchme in such a way i could not descib. I used to know a little girl who was 5 & couldnt stand the site of her own mother. when she was 7 her mother beet her to death for tring to stan up to her & protect her little sister from her mothers rath. after the little girle dided people belived me when i said they were beet keep on wrighting
Laquaya
This poem has touched me in some many ways more then one, People can not stress how true this poem is, Child Abuse is wrong and us being loyal citizens should help prevent this rise in abuse from happening.
Katie
Great poem. It is very true. I love how you worded it. It touched the lives of many, especially me.
nicola
this poem touched me as it would anyone it just goes to show how much most of us take things for granted in the world i hope that child abuse stops and i hope it stops FAST love from nicola horne xxxxxxxx.
Crisselda
This poem was very good and i could feel the writers measage.
Nicole
Well i thought this was an exellent poem and you are a beautiful writer
sonny
that is some poem it really speaks to me, because its sooo true. you are a very talented writter!
alex
very true very good
Mary
This Is a very well written poem, I have been abued also. It felt when I realized it, horrible. This explains it. Thanx
Leyla
Dont really know what to say -just that the poem really got to me. I read it yesterday and all day at work today i had it in my mind -very beautifull in a deeply sad way
anna
this poem is really deep i love it. it really had me wanting to cry and brought me back to memories of my past. I just wish every one else in the world would look at child abuse your way.
Molly
that was such a great poem!you had me crying but it was good cause it made me relise that some aren't as lucky as me i knew i person who got abused and it killed me to read that but you know sometimes you have to do!but the only question i have is how can we help those kids who do get abused??
Angie
This is the most tutching poem i have ever read. I feel so bad for the poor children of today who may still get abused. I writeing a poem right now about a girl who is 2 years old, and was looking for fun. It happend to be a gun! She then. stay tooned for my poem comming out called " The Child " Thanks again, u inspired me a lot! ~ Angie ~
Jalyssa
This poem is so powerful, and its not another one of those poems that people write just to impress. I can feel what you felt when you wrote it.
Kasandra
this poem is very sad and it gets the point through that there should be no child abuse
Twinkie
This was the illest poem I ever read so far except for warped and twisted. I love this poem and right now the poet. I think that he should come out with a line of poems so we can own them and read them ALL the time. Thanx. This poem has made my day.
Lola Nicole
Tis a very nice poem. It was well written and even though long i never lost intrest. It really does prove a point. I truly did enjoy it.
Katie
This poem touched me in many ways great poem!
jean
i love this poem because it speaks the truth and it lets the reader see the world through others and if theay think they have it bad than theay need to stop and look around and see clearly,also living in the ghetto all my life im glad to see a poem that explains it all.
Amber
I think it is really good and it touched me.
Shianne
That is one of the best poems I have heard, it brought tears to my eyes.
Thekegelo
As a South African, I believe that this poem addresses the real issues that our community faces everyday. It is not only moving but it is also informative and please to Vanessa continue writing about the sickness of our Morally decayed society. Keep up the good work.
Dee
This is a great poem, really sad.
Victoria
I love it!
LINDA
HI This is one of the best poems I have ever read on this toic. I was an abused child, and I became a foster parent for 15 yrs so I could bring love and safety to abused children. I would love to read more of your poems. LINDA
Deborah
How does one even describe the way you have captured this. You are a very talented writer. I must say this is by far one of the best poems I have ever heard. You must have seen or been in such a place as this.
miranda
YOU HAVE WROTE A VERY VERY TRUE POEM. I KNOW THE PAIN YOU TALK ABOUT AND YOU PUT IT INTO WORDS SO CLEARLY. GOD BLESS YOU i really liked it!
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