Hope For The Abused (Poem)

Abused daughter, cowering in darkness
Bruised and battered by one stronger than you
This is not the end of the road
Ignore the voice whispering, “Why not just take your life?”

I do not mean to belittle your pain
I cannot even fathom the depth of your hurt
I cannot by words paper over the cracks in your soul
But Someone mightier than you and I can help

He is the Lord, the Almighty Creator
He brings parts together to make a whole
He can bind your bruises and stitch your cuts
He can mend your broken pieces and make you new

He will help you shed the tears that are trapped inside
He will chase out the gnawing fear your torment brought
He will break the endless cycle of recollections that keep your trauma raw
And he will cleanse away all shame and self-loathing from the brutality you suffered

I pray you have the courage to come into the light
I pray you be strengthened by your Creator God
I pray you be saved from the one that hurt/s you
And I pray that you receive justice that forever ends the nightmare

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2020

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8 thoughts on “Hope For The Abused (Poem)

  1. Wow! This is a lovely poem, Ma. “Someone mightier than you and I can help” Very powerful words! I pray the Lord delivers those living with abuse physically, mentally or spiritually from their oppression so that they may walk in peace and enjoy a life full of blessings In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  2. Beautiful Poem, Ma, Good use of words “I pray you have the courage to come into the light”- very deep words!

  3. This poem is lovely but this line caught my attention, “He will break the endless cycle of recollections that keep your trauma raw”. I know someone who is unable to move on from past traumas and I don’t know, how to help.

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