Child Abuse Poem: Little Girl Down The Lane

by Nikki
(Michigan, USA)

Little Girl Down The Lane.

Little Molly
doesn't understand.
She doesn't understand why
He lives in her dreams.
He hides behind her dollhouse with
lollypops and bubble gum.
She takes them every time.
takes His hand every time.
Little Molly doesn't know why
He keeps coming back. Why
She lets Him find Her
Again and
so He can whisper in her six-year-old ear
Grown up words that make her tummy hurt.
Little Molly asks Her teddy bear
to pinky swear
He'll never tell
the secret that She held so dear
the inner pain
She hid so well.
Halloween is every day for Molly,
it's a game to play,
a constant match of keep away
a secret
They can never know.
Little Molly wants to scrub Her skin
until She's white like
Christmas snow.
so His finger prints will never show
the things He did
when lights were low.
Little Molly thinks it's all Her fault, that
She's the one to blame
so that is why
She has to cry and feel this
Dirty shame
Another peaceful Sunday
Molly's all alone
waiting for the Monster
in her closet to
come home.
all the "Happy Neighbors"
could never ascertain
that Molly was a Little Girl
that lived just down the lane.

A Video Reading by Darlene BarriereNote from Darlene: I regret that I can no longer continue the practice of commenting on visitor submissions to the degree I have in the past, as I am currently writing a book on healing from child abuse. I ask that you please read my post of June 24, 2009 titled Announcement Regarding my Comments for a complete explanation. I welcome you to follow my progress on my Facebook page at Healing from Child Abuse. When you get there, don't forget to click onto the Become a Fan link. I do hope to hear from you there.

Email addresses, phone numbers, home addresses AND website/blog URLs in visitor comments are STRICTLY prohibited, and could result in being banned from making further comments on this site.

Click here to read or post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Child Abuse Commentary.

Disclaimer: To the best of my knowledge the child abuse
stories on this site are true. While I cannot guarantee
this, I do try to balance the need for the submitter to be
heard and validated with the needs of my visitors.

E-book: Victim To Victory

From Victim to Victory
a memoir

How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life


Most Recent

  1. Converging Stolen Lives

    Jan 30, 18 01:13 PM

    There was a time and space I didn’t think about you, or your abuse. Where when I looked back at my life, I only saw normal things, a normal childhood.

    Read More

  2. A letter to one of the 13 Turpin children

    Jan 29, 18 11:33 AM

    A heartfelt letter by a former classmate that speaks to bullying and regrets. You'll find it on my Facebook group. I hope you'll join and get in on the discussion.

    Read More

  3. Dissociated From Abuse

    Jan 29, 18 11:00 AM

    I was sexually abused by my father from age 6 to 13, which stopped when I started talking about it during the day. The teenage brother of my best friend

    Read More