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Abuse Poems

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I STAYED
by Aska Makori

And I stayed

I stayed because I wanted to show you I was strong

I stayed because I was scared of being replaced

I stayed because I thought



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MORAL OF THE STORY-GENDERCIDE
by Brian Pierre-Alexander

The leaks are out 
The moral of the story shout
You talk about you care
But in truth and in fact you fear
He, she, them, who gov-over-men
Neglect,


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I Like
by Aska Makori

I like

I like to walk alone

Because when I'm alone, I get to be me

I like to laugh alot

Because when I laugh, I mask my pain

I



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Stubborn
by Gillyan Gilchrist

   Is a stick broke Inna har ears or piece a wood. This likkle gyal nuh listen innu, me tell har stop walk round wid



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Growth
by Adelaine Lowe

Growth by Adelaine Lowe


For once I am happy

Yes, that may be true.

Still, nobody can bring me down

Quite like you do.

 

I will still cry I



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You Never Broke Me
by Caroline Coyle

YOU NEVER BROKE ME????

My mind can be a dark place to contend with each day. While raising my beautiful children I locked these thoughts away.

 I



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Calvary
by Rebekah Gibson

Calvary

 

A glimpse of Calvary let me see,

Thine agony Thou suffered for me

Redemption for all Thine goal

Thou sheddest Thy precious blood

To ransom the darkest soul


 

Upon



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The Story In My Head (II)
by Emmanuel Adedayo Ojelade

I look down and I don't recognize myself
I tried to push my legs to go faster
but I guess theirs was faster than mine

Pushed



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refugee
by amaris vazquez

Refugee... a person who has been forced to leave their country. Forced to leave in order to escape war and persecution, leaving so their kids



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BLAME IT ON THE MONEY
by Emmanuel Adedayo Ojelade

Look at our daughters
They now show no ill in laying with men old as their fathers
Look at our sons
Nothing is holding them



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An Angry Girl
by Briana Scarbrough

She wakes up in the morning hoping for a new day. In her mind everything's good, everyting's going her way. But when she opens her


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THE STORY IN MY HEAD
by Emmanuel Adedayo Ojelade

THE STORY IN MY HEAD
(Sounds Of Silence)

Would I have had it any better in life?
Why would it be me?
Why would he hurt



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She was abused
by Alishah Ali

I see her as a beautiful butterfly spreading colors wherever she flies

Those sparkling eyes of her can light up the darken sky

Giving us all tears,



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fool me once
by Tosanmi Gbenebitse-daniel

     FOOL ME ONCE

I was obsessed, with friendship

I laid the foundation of my life, around it

Joy was continually aboard with me, even in township

I was



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Abandoned
by Debbie Walker

I’ve lost it all
Memories choke the breath that dies to cry for help
Into silence I've become
No one saves me from the wounded



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Sisalindile!
by Zakhele Mncwango

Iphi le ngane eyazalwayo?

Iphi yonke lento esayethenjiswa?

Ithemba lenjabulo salifumbathiswa.

Namanje sisalubambile lolo donga.

 

Miningi kakhulu manje le minyaka

Kwabulaw' ubandlululo kuleli

Ukuz' engacindezel' unkululeko

Le ngane eyayizozalwa. 

Nanamuhla kusefana nakuqala.

 

Iph' inkululeko?



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Universal inversion
by Florence Ezekiel

Cursed love - puzzled world

chock full of anguish and misery

one SARAH-angel faced

and MICHAEL-hosea dealt with

just as Francine rivers had depicted 

in her ink. Hearts of men



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MISANDMOM
by Aska Makori

I hope  I never fall in love  

But if I do  

I hope I never get married  

But if I do  

I hope we never



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Dogmatic
by Waveney Lander-Walters

Dogmatic
We must never kill the spiders
While, they wove their words into the likeness of thunder
You only watch the news to find out<>



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LUSTFUL YOUTH
by Tosanmi Gbenebitse-daniel

               LUSTFUL YOUTH

The world is filled with vanities

The lust of the eyes and flesh in entirety

Behold how the great and mighty has fallen

Because of beautiful



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When Our Love Has Gone And Left Us
by Waveney Lander-Walters

Sex is To Blame
by Brian Sluga

Let’s just continue on

sexual ambiguity lives

women like the alpha male

pushing boundaries

demons of a childhood

shame and self-blame

defying my authority

testing my affection

the scene is set

everybody around me



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STRONGER
by ADEBAYO KEHINDE




 



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LET THE CHILD OUT
by Bob Taub

LET THE CHILD OUT

 

My life was over before it started

I spent my childhood brokenhearted,

My parents didn’t treat me as they should,

When I was still in



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BIGOTRY
by Bob Taub

             

 

 

 

                 BIGOTRY

 

The world would be a better place

If people would respect each others race

There are many people that names do call

They are nothing but



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