9 Powerful Poems About Domestic Violence That Will Stay With You

Poems About Domestic Violence

Poems About Domestic Violence
Poems About Domestic Violence

This article will share 9 different poems about domestic. Domestic violence is a serious issue that can have lasting effects on both the victims and their loved ones.

It is important to raise awareness about this issue in order to help those who are affected by it. The following poems offer a glimpse into the lives of those affected by domestic violence.

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What are the effects of domestic violence?

Domestic violence victim
Domestic Violence Victim

Domestic violence is a major issue that can have long-lasting effects on victims. The physical and emotional scars of domestic violence can be deep and lasting. Victims of domestic violence may feel isolated, helpless, and hopeless.

They may also have trouble trusting people, especially those in positions of authority. Domestic violence can also lead to anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

To My Insensitive Brothers

When you pinned her
Into submission against the wall
To fulfill your momentary greed
You scared her.

I am still dealing with the remnants
Of your deep hurt.
My tender moments with her
Sometime reactivates your
Sordid memories
And it hurts brother!

When you forcefully spread
Her legs like an easel,
And penetrated her tenderness
You broke her into so many pieces.

Now ever so often I have to be
Picking up the pieces you left.
You fuck up brother,
You really did!

She is a gem,
She is loving,
She is smart,
She is sweet,
She is kind,
She is one in a million,
She is priceless-

How blind could you have been
To ignore all those obvious qualities
Just for an unwelcomed
Moment’s pleasure?

When you bruise our mothers

Dear Brother

Dear brother,
The next time you think
About violating a sister
And take what she never
Willingly offered
Keep a few things in mind.

When you ravish her
You take away her ability
To trust us easily,
We spend so much time
Trying to prove to her
That what we bring is genuine.

When you use and abuse her
And toss her out like trash
We get the beautiful body
And the tarnished mind.

When you beat her
To the ground emotionally
We are self with a shell of her true self
And we spend countless hour
Convincing her that she is worthy.

Dear brother,
We are not all qualified
And equipped to deal with
A broken sister and sometimes
We have to leave because
Nothing we do seems to help.
Sometimes we choose to stay
And suffer just as much as she does.

When you riddled our sisters
With your arrogance,
With your ignorance,
And with your entitled mentality
Some of us are left to pick up the piece
We have no clue about putting together.

A broken sister is often harder to love
Especially when she has been broken
Dear brother,
Please hear my plea-
Please think twice before
You violate another sister, please.

Her Trust

Instead of me just loving her
In my pure and simple way,
I find myself spending more time
Trying to win her trust,
All because of what you did to her.

You compromised her.

You didn’t just rip
Her clothes off,
You stripped her of
Her pride,
Her dignity, and
Her trust in men.

You contaminated her.

You took a whole lot more
Than she was willing to give you-
What you did has made
Our lives and time together
More about recovering from
The unsavory memories
You left behind rather than us
Enjoying our time together.

You damaged her ability to trust badly.

How can poetry help survivors of domestic violence?

Stop Sexual Abuse poster
Stop Sexual Abuse

Poetry can provide an outlet for survivors of domestic violence to express their emotions and experiences. It can also help them to feel less alone and give them hope for the future.

Poems about domestic violence can help survivors to understand that they are not alone in their experiences. It can also be a way for them to express their emotions and share their story with others. Reading and writing poetry can be therapeutic and help survivors to heal from their trauma.


I can hear your love
Knocking on my heart’s door
But before I let you in,
there are some things
you need to know.

The walls of my heart
Has been smeared by
The dirty fingers
of insensitive lovers.

I may look fabulous on the outside
But I am battered
and bruised on the inside.

Can you deal with that sight?
There are times when I awake
At night and cry for no logical reason.

I’m still hurting,
I’m still recovering,
I’m still broken,
I’m still confused,

Can you love me despite
My brokenness?

Panic Attacks

Here we go again!

Her heart is racing
Eyes no longer look like
The ones that just smiled at me.

She is breathing faster
As her chest tightens
Under the pressures
Of your unwelcome memories.

My stomach churns with fear
Because I don’t know what the outcome
Will be this time around-
It’s never the same.

My palms are sweaty
And my head goes
into a dizzying spin.

My mind races
To things and places that
Aren’t very uplifting-

There is very little I can do
Than just be here for her,
Reassure her with my lies
That it will be alright-
I don’t know if that is true,
But I have to give her hope.

Your Sordid Memories

The sordid memories
Of her past hurts keep her up at night.

She can’t seem to shake off
The shackles of past pains,
Hurt, and trauma.

I try to help her forget,
Those memories
By creating new ones
With her but still
The past hurt won’t let her sleep.

She says they replay over and over
Again and no matter what she does,
They don’t seem to want to leave.
Every day I try to make sense of it all,
But to no avail.

Until then we will continue
To search for ways to bring her
Peace of mind.

The cycle of domestic violence

Sexual Abuse Victim
Sexual Abuse Victim

The victim of domestic violence may try to leave the abusive relationship but find themselves pulled back in by their love for their partner or fear of what will happen if they leave.

They may also stay because they believe that the abuser will change or that they can help them change. Unfortunately, the cycle of domestic violence usually continues until the victim is able to break free from the abusive relationship.



Why does so much
Of what i do remind her of
Those painful experiences?

I’m not in her life to hurt her,
I don’t have the heart to do that.
I have nothing but love and admiration
For her. But still, I feel like I’m
Doing more harm than good
To her.

I hold her with
My gentlest of touch
And she freezes like cornered
Prey who is about
To get devoured.

I choose my words carefully,
Yet they seem to reach her
In a judgemental way and
All their meaning gets lost
In a triggered memory.

I don’t know what else to do!

She is not just gorgeous
But very intelligent,
Yet she spends so much time
In the company of self-doubt
And self-defeating habits.

She is a fighter, but a wounded one
With diminishing self-belief.
It gnaws at my heart to see her
This way.

I’m drained and exhausted,
I’m frigging frustrated!
I don’t have the needed skill set
To deal with this consistently,

I feel useless and broken,
I can’t seem to help her in a way
That helps her heal effectively.

I don’t know what else to do!


Her flashbacks are like
An annoying son-of-a-bitch!
They test my sanity
And sanctification

They show up in the most
Inopportune moments and
In some inappropriate places.

In the heat of the moment,
Her flashbacks make her
Unresponsive and
Cold as a frozen cadaver.

My warm embrace
Goes to waste,
My gentle words can sometimes
Yield harsh response.

Her flashbacks
Is that lone mosquito
In your room at night
That won’t let you sleep
In peace.

Her flashbacks,
Steal our joy,
Robbed us of fun times,
Makes us seems like enemies
Rather than allies in love.

Her flashbacks are persistent!


Her bouts of depression
Sneak in like
A thief who has mastered
The element of surprise.

It sucks the joy out
Of her face and doesn’t hesitate
To mock our once sweet memory.

She gets possessed by another entity
That makes her more bitchy,
Less rational and downright miserable.
How do you handle this delicately?

How do you resist the urge
To all the good you share and run-
Run far away and fast?
How do you still love her meaningfully?

Her bouts of depression
Sneak in like
A thief who has mastered
The element of surprise
And takes all our joy with it.

The last say on poems about domestic violence

Sexual abuse poetry
Sexual Abuse Poetry

In conclusion, these nine poems about domestic violence are incredibly powerful and will stay with you long after you read them. They offer a unique perspective on this difficult topic and provide a much-needed voice for survivors of domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, please reach out for help. There are many resources available to victims and survivors of domestic violence, and there is always hope for a better future.

Bentinck is a bestselling author in Caribbean and Latin American Poetry, he is a multifaceted individual who excels as both an artist and educator.

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