Help Them Find Their Voice (Child Abuse Symptoms)

Help Them Find Their Voice


In the blistering heat,
The child wore clothes,
To hide her sores,
She got told not to expose,

Refusal to explain injuries,
Left her open to more hurt,
Bald patches on her head,
Clothes full of dirt,

Self destructive tendencies,
Aggression towards others,
With parents as enemies,
Everyday she suffers,

Fear of physical contact,
Shrinking back if touched,
Her posture is compact,
On her teddy she clutched,

Constantly hungry,
Poor personal hygiene,
Just wants food in her tummy,
And a loving mummy,

Has untreated medical problems,
No social relationships,
Fear of any new situation.
This isn’t in life’s scripts,

This is child abuse,
Help them find their voice,
Put an end to the confuse,
This life isn’t their choice.

A Poem By Corey Booth 18/10/11

25 comments on “Help Them Find Their Voice (Child Abuse Symptoms)

  1. sarahjaneprosetry says:

    It’s so hard to click the “like” button on this. Your words made me feel so deeply. Made me want to stand up and yell. No, I did not “like” this, but wasn’t that the point? Brilliant writing.

    • clownponders says:

      I know it was hard but also easy to write in the same way, more people need to help children and look for the signs so less children suffer. Thank you for your comment it made me smile, i like compliments haha πŸ™‚

  2. This is a very, very good poem! πŸ™‚
    It really makes someone think about that subject, because it daily happens to a lot of children all over the world..

    • clownponders says:

      Thank you very much πŸ˜€
      That was my aim with this peom, to get people thinking about it because these days more people care about whats on the television instead of trying to make a difference in this world!
      Thank you for the comment im glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  3. I must agree ~ this is a brilliant poem. I’ve just found your site and can’t seem to pull away from it. You are genius at rhyming my friend and I really enjoy your writing for its poetic art form and honesty. Thank you for all your sharing with us πŸ™‚

    • clownponders says:

      Thank you very much, I’m glad to hear you are enjoying my work πŸ™‚ I’m currently using my mobile but when I get to a computer I shall look thoroughly through your blog πŸ™‚

  4. alicorndreams says:

    Amazingly strong words. Like a kick in the stomach that makes your soul bleed…
    “like” may not be the best word for the topic, but it is an amazing poem.

    • clownponders says:

      I know, its a hard poem to “like” but i tried to raise as much awareness as i could with it, thank you so much for taking the time to comment πŸ™‚

  5. Caddo Veil says:

    Sorry I’m late getting to your blog. This subject is personal–I’ll never understand how people can hurt children (physically, emotionally, sexually). If you’re interested I have a recent post on this issue: “Secrets Fracture”. I wish you a blessed day.

  6. namesconnie says:

    Yes, it is horrible what child abuse does. Good to portray it hear with your moving words. It is good there is way more awareness about child abuse nowadays and perhaps that will help with getting more assistance for those poor children who need it. Sincerely, Connie Webb

  7. namesconnie says:

    I meant portray it “here” not hear, although it is good we can hear about this and not sweep child abuse under the carpet pretending it doesn’t exist and doesn’t really hurt! Take care. Sincerely, Connie Webb

  8. Do you ever have someone in particular in mind when you write such indescribably true and sad truth?

    • ClownPonders says:

      No I don’t, its just things I’ve seen on news stories , in the paper, etc. I just had to write something about it because its such a terrible thing that happens daily all around the world 😦

      • Aisha Onearth says:

        Ok. Makes sense. Sorry I asked that. My mom abuses me sometimes, so life pretty much sucks until I find out someone else has felt that way. I thought maye you had, and that was why you wrote this. Or that you knew someone personally that’d been abused.

        Life sucks. Shit. Sorry. I hate my parents.

      • ClownPonders says:

        There are people all around the world who get abused on a daily basis. Have you tried phoning a helpline about your problem?

  9. Richard Ward WIlson says:

    Sent this out via twitter. Thanks.

  10. KC says:

    Reblogged this on kyotzeta and commented:
    Another voice in the cause…thank you, ClownPonders. πŸ™‚

  11. KC says:

    Reblogged on Kyotzeta. πŸ™‚

    I was wondering…would you like to write something for a collection I’m working on, to do exactly this? To bring attention to all the forgotten and hidden ones? πŸ™‚

    • ClownPonders says:

      I would love to be part of that! Just tell me what you want me to do and i would be more than happy to help πŸ™‚

  12. lensscribbles says:

    this evokes so many memories, makes me want to curl up into the fetal position
    and cry for the lost iinnonence.

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