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A Child Inside


i have a burning feeling inside,
like i am been torn apart,
the pain is unbearable,
the flashbacks are the worst,
nightmares are taken the toll on me,
i wish it was all gone there,
are times like now when i wish i was never,
born.

is this due to the feeling i was to blame?
this was all my fault,
he kept saying to me. if i told they would,
not belive me,
and i would be taking away,

could i have dealt? with all the problems,
in a driffrent way,
all this is wrong,

i feel like i what to die right now,

i need help and support,
as this is going to be a long and hard,
road ahead,

could i have stopped this from happening,

i feel like a child trapped in a adult body,
i am so tired all the time,

i wish i could find the on of switch i,
had so i could turn all this of,

is it poss? for me to love someone and,
can someone love me

Submitted: Sunday, July 03, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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  • Freshman - 1,014 Points Bernard Snyder (10/15/2014 11:38:00 AM)

    Great poem Sharron. Thanks for sharing. Also, congrats on being voted 'poem of the day'! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,422 Points Lyn Paul (10/15/2013 8:48:00 PM)

    Too Share this you have strength. To have suffered this through your life must be unbearable. I see your jewellery lifts you but I hope that there is something else or someone that can give you pure fulfillment in your life.Thank You Sharron. great work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 90 Points Liliana ~el (10/15/2013 6:46:00 PM)

    Whoah super intense
    Childhood abuse? Neglect?
    Hope you find a happy conclusion! ! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,047 Points Elena Sandu (10/15/2013 6:23:00 PM)

    Tears, what a painful verse...I could almost hear the cracks of a little heart... Such horrible things as the abuse of children sadly still happens everyday, what can we do to stop them? What is wrong with us? How can a child be abused and nobody reads those signs? Family, community, teachers, somebody must have seen that something is not right with the child. No, it is not the victim's fault, but of the abusers and also the adults close enough to give the child a hug, look into the child's eyes and ask are you all right? We could be fooled by a nod and a mumble but if we really look through the heart's eyes we can see that something is wrong and we should dig around to seek what hurts, what is the pain of dear child?
    Thank you for having the power to open your heart, I hope this poem would give you strenght and answers to also those who wonders the same questions over and over. Keep writing dear poet your pen is full of strongest ink,
    the pain of heart with cracks. May the child find again the flow of love and smiles. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 204 Points Jack Growden (10/15/2013 5:10:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem! Very well written. Feel free to read my collection and rate and comment as you wish. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 503 Points Dimitri Jagodinski (10/15/2013 2:36:00 PM)

    Great poem and I can really feel the pain and the emotions. Touching. Now if you can edit the poem it would be an excellent poem to read with a tremendous touch to the reader's heart because some people cannot get past the spelling to comment on the pain and truth of the your heart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Sehgal (10/15/2012 7:45:00 AM)

    the agony has found its outlet in words... which itself has the power to heal... courageous expression! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (10/15/2012 5:15:00 AM)

    This is such a painful read... really... you are creating your own support in the words of fellow writers and poets, a great way to deal with things, thank you for sharing...mm (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Robert Wilson (1/16/2012 4:33:00 AM)

    this poem has a message for us all to learn. that childern should be loved and care for and used for the bad reason. this poem is so powerful, heart felt, soul which should me us sit up and warch the childer grow. i hope the writer of with poem gets the help she and hs the best friends to see her througth (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michelle Freeman (10/17/2011 10:25:00 PM)

    yes it is possible for you to love and for someone to love you
    let not the darkness of past trials mar your hope
    your belief, your need for happiness
    which is your right, your claim in life
    we all get tired of life
    but even if you have the switch
    and you do turn off, will the pain dissipate
    will it all be better
    sometimes in darkness you just need
    a really bright torch of fire (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kaye Hardie (9/13/2011 9:55:00 AM)

    There is a child in all of us, some more wounded that others. It takes courage to put into words the pain within. A very moving poem that could reach the hardest of hearts, and bring healing to the wounded. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 193 Points Naida Nepascua Supnet (9/11/2011 6:28:00 AM)

    I AGREE WITH EVERYONE WHO COMMENTED
    BUT YOU SEE, SINCE YOU HAVE DIVULGED ALREADY THE BURDEN THAT IS BURNING IN YOUR HEART
    YOU WILL ALREADY FEEL THAT IT IS OKAY TO TALK ABOUT THAT BAD FEELING UNTIL IT IS ALREADY GONE
    SLOWLY YOU WILL MOVE OUT OF THE PAIN

    I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU FINALLY SHARED WHAT IS BOTHERING YOU THEN-YOU WILL MOVE ON...CONGRATULATIONS (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 251 Points Vanessa Hughes (7/31/2011 10:29:00 AM)

    Keep writing about what you feel Sharron, it'll really help you. Your feelings come over, a sad poem that others maybe will be able to identify with if they've been through a similar exxperience x (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Santosh Sharma (7/25/2011 8:50:00 AM)

    Ii go with Kevin tough subject to read and write, but things have spilled from the heart very emotional poem - Great One i rank it- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Eaglesfield (7/13/2011 8:04:00 AM)

    Tough subject to read, must have been very tough to write. When something happens to us, we're always that age when we think of it. I know that. Very well written, in my opinion. (Report) Reply

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