Mummy says I am not allowed to say.

Every night it is the same, mum and dad play their game. Daddy shouts and mummy cries it is very frightening when daddy’s arms start to fly.

It no fun to hear things go bump and see mum fall after dad given her a clump.  In the morning  mum looks pale but she always smiles as the neighbours she hails.

I don’t like to see mum’s bruises or to hear the words that dad uses. I don’t want to go to school I want to stay with mum in case dad is cruel. He rings her in the day you see he and threatens her, I know I’ve heard yet they think that I don’t see.

Hiding  underneath the bed clothes pretending it is not real they just keep on and on not caring how I feel. Mummy says I must stay quiet and keep out of his way.I am not allowed to talk of this at school or mention that my dad treats my mummy so cruel.

Domestic Violence hurts everyone

SSSH! what was that awful scream, I hate daddy he is so mean…. that was the font door ……….. it is quiet now there is no shouting any more. Mummy Mummy are you there , mummy mummy are you there ( creeping forward and then down the stair ) Mummy is laying on the floor her head at a funny angle to the door. Mummy , mummy answer please , mummy mummy please don’t tease. Mummy mummy daddy has gone away mummy mummy speak to me something say.


Another poem to bring the effects of abuse on children who live in fear of violence, out into the open. When parents fight the whole family suffer. Children live in fear. This is not right.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. stephenedwards425
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 20:51:42

    This strikes remarkably close to home, my wife experienced an abusive home life because of the acute alcoholism of her father…her mother died as a result of her father’s abuse…keep getting the word out there…thank you.

    Be encouraged!


    • willowdot21
      Apr 17, 2012 @ 20:58:59

      I hope it does not sound wrong to say that what you have just said has hardened my resolve to write as many poems as I can about the affects of abuse of many kinds have on children. I am so sorry for your wife’s sad story please give her my love. She is lucky to have you are both lucky to have each other. be well and happy.xxxxxx


  2. eof737
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 23:44:54

    Love to all who hurt… sad, really sad and those pictures are painful to look at… 😦


  3. mountainmae
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 03:14:30

    Domestic violence always hurts the whole family. The following really got my blood boiling; “Wisconsin Lawmaker: If You Are Being Beaten, Just Remember the Things You Love About Your Husband” This headline was reported by Jodi Jacobson, Editor in Chief, RH Reality Check March 23, 2012 – 8:34am


    • willowdot21
      Apr 18, 2012 @ 04:56:09

      Thank you for your comment. Like you I am incensed by that ridiculous headline. The idiot who wrote it obviously lives inside a cotton wool world and needs to wake up and look at real life! Be well, be safe and be happy :-\ x


  4. catcherofstars
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:11:40

    There is no excuse for child abuse.
    Andrea XOXO


  5. Mira Jay
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 18:23:21

    I wonder how could we expect a healthy society when there’s still a million child struggling for a peaceful moment in domestic violence…:'(


  6. kate58
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 17:06:05

    Wow. I’m gobsmacked by this….


  7. willowdot21
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 17:23:45

    Yes it is very , very shocking!! XX


  8. granbee
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 18:45:07

    Bless your bravery and courage in continuing to speak out so effectively against domestic violence. Yes, the children are scarred forever!


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