The power of abuse
frightening and strong
leads to behaviors
irrational and wrong

The power of abuse
the questions that arise
the multitude of thoughts
disbelief and lies

The power of abuse
wreaks havoc on the soul
something is lacking
I feel empty, not whole

The power of abuse
the drama that erupts
dealing with the abuser
the nightmare of the confronts

The power of abuse
and being asked to forgive
how dare you ask me that
when you destroyed my will to live

 

The power of abuse
its traumatizing impact
mental illness and suicide
it's the reality, the fact

The power of abuse
and the cycle it creates
bringing abuse to others
when they don’t know their fates

The power of abuse
the ugliness, the grime
the sleazy glazed eyes
of the perpetrator of the crime

The power of abuse
the abusers' sick minds
I still don't believe they're evil
though the act is unkind

The power of abuse
leads to feeling numb
creates urges to feel
cutting and burning, I succumb

The power of abuse
impulsive behaviors
a ton of body piercings
the pain of it, I savor

The power of abuse
drives me to all hell
I become out of control
weakened mind and unwell

The power of abuse
the vulnerable are groomed
little do they know
that they are doomed

The power of abuse
the mask I put on
showing the world
I am cute, loud, and fun

The power of abuse
in G-d a lack of trust
I can't pray, I can't connect
Though I know that I must

The power of abuse
the disastrous ramifications
the nightmares and sweats
images, flashbacks, and sensations

The power of abuse
my body that I hate
I feel dirty and exposed
negative self-images they create

The power of abuse
the silent killer it is
the pythons sneak in
with a threatening hiss

The power of abuse
knows no limits, no bounds
attacks from all angles
all scenes and all sounds

The power of abuse
the inner turmoil
my life has been ruined
full of thick, gluggy soil

The power of abuse
abusers control
they are the masters
the punishments they dole

The power of abuse
the shame I feel
if it happened to me, I'm bad
that's my truth, it's real

The power of abuse
the never ending sighs
the constant anger
asking, why me, why?

The power of abuse
shatters to the core
rips the heart open
leaving scathing sores

The power of abuse
not knowing who to tell
if I share their names
my community will yell

The power of abuse
trying hard to keep sane
it's quite impossible
when the trauma does remain

The power of abuse
harsh as harsh could be
it's terribly blinding
I can barely see

The power of abuse
the abusers are people I know
it's all so confusing
do I call them friend or foe?

The power of abuse
I avoid and distract
not being able to cry
trying to remain intact

The power of abuse
the searing of my heart
the saga I endured
does not ever depart

The power of abuse
smoking cigarettes all day
eating compulsively
helps keep the nightmares at bay

The power of abuse
the torture they create
they want me thinking
that they love me, they're my mate

The power of abuse
not trusting anymore
being afraid of people
never together behind doors

The power of abuse
no more love for the beach
abuse happens at safe havens
that, the abusers teach

The power of abuse
sets me in a tizzy
feeling pleasure from the deed
makes me nauseous and dizzy

The power of abuse
how I wish I was dead
slice my wrist
or chop off my head

The power of abuse
this is why we drink
it helps us to avoid
not to feel and think

The power of abuse
how my life has changed
I came into this world innocent
now I feel deranged

The power of abuse
no one is immune
short, rich, fat, pretty
in a tent or a lagoon

The power of abuse
no one can fully grasp
the effects on the victims
left bereft and aghast

The power of abuse
we must see its end
it destroys lives of many
and relationships with friends

The power of abuse
it must cease to exist
no one will ever say
that its existence is missed.