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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I am a university lecturer. I teach Mass Communication, mostly writing courses like Feature and Interpretative Writing, Magazine Article Writing and News Writing, and let’s just say I’ve been doing this for a long time. As you have probably guessed, I am a born-again Christian.


  • Amaugo Stephanie Chidinma

    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.

  • Augusta Enekunoh Etim

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

  • Awforkansi Kamsi

    Love and light to all the victim of abuse.♥️♥️

  • Ossai Chidimma Linda

    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.

  • Ejiofor Emmanuel

    To the abused, please don’t give up on life. God loves you. May God wipe away the feelings of Trauma from your life. May he bring Justice to your case.

    This poem is a wonderful one🙌

  • Chinecherem Stephens

    A message of healing, comfort and hope. I hope all abused gets the justice they deserve.

  • Eze Chioma Uzoamaka

    I can’t even begin to fathom the pain people that have been abused go through. The depression must seem unbearable and ending it all might seem like the best option for them, which is why suicide cases are still on the rise. I hope God locates all victims of abuse wherever they are before they get to the stage where they begin to question life and it’s futility. I hope God gives them more reasons and a purpose to live and keep thriving.

  • Emelife Assumpta M

    I felt emotional while reading the poem. The trauma and sorrow the abused go through is heartbreaking. I pray they find solace in the Lord because it is not easy. I hope this poem will give them hope, healing and justice they have always wanted.

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