ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Sad Little Girl: Alcoholism and Sexual Abuse

Updated on May 31, 2016

Mama went to Heaven

Sad little girl, her mama went to heaven.


She would sit by the window looking up at the sky.


Why did God need her mother, she thought it was a lie.


Her heart started to harden, and her smile went away.


She didn’t laugh, or skip, or play.


Her daddy didn’t know what to say.


He found his answers in a bottle, his wisdom he modeled yesterday.

The bottle of Regret

When he was good and drunk and wise he tried to touch his little girl and she would run and hide.


She left home one day and didn’t come back, she started finding her answers in her father’s wisdom,


The bottle of regret.


The sad little girl, became a sad grown women


And her heart turned harder, and she didn’t look at the sky


Why did God take her father, she thought it was a lie.

Against all odds she had daughters of her own,


Terrified that they would find sadness, she never left them alone.


She thought she was protecting them no matter what,


An unlikely predator breached her wall of trust.


Her sad little girl, lost her smile.


She grew up with a hardened heart, and found her mother’s wisdom in a bottle.


For a while, she wandered the earth, cursed to repeat old tragedies.


She left and went to heaven, her sad mother found her wisdom in the sky.


She finally knew that there was love in forgiveness.


Heaven was real, it wasn’t a lie.

Child-Abuse

Do you think Child sexual abuse is Decreasing?

See results

Alcoholism and Child Abuse

Poems by k2jade31, Kimberly Shelden are licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/">Creative Commons

Attribution Non-Commercial 3.0 License</a>.

Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at

<a xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" rel="cc:morePermissions"

href="http://somecompany.com/revenue_sharing_agreement">somecompany.com</a>.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • k2jade31 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Shelden 

      5 years ago from Idaho

      Well thank you- friend. I appreciate the warm compliments. It is a difficult subject to write about, and unfortunately based on truth for many people. It's 2pm in Northern Idaho, and it is a pleasure to meet you.

    • epigramman profile image

      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      .....this is quite a profound and soulful piece of writing my friend - it captured my imagination with a film running in my head - and your writing would be an excellent script to be turned into a movie.

      There are so many sad little boys and girls in this world and often they are born into a life they have no control over - but you certainly have control over your writing destiny and it's excellent.

      So very nice to meet you here at the Hub and I am sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 4:55pm

    • k2jade31 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Shelden 

      6 years ago from Idaho

      Debbie,Oh my goodness, thank you for that! It is even more sad because its true for too many kids. Thank you for reading, sharing, and commenting. I very much appreciate your opinion. Have a blessed day.

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      this is so sad and beautiful at the same time and so truthful.

      god Bless you for writing this

      I am sharing this masterpiece

      Debbie

    • k2jade31 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Shelden 

      6 years ago from Idaho

      Thank you SanneL, it is based on someone's story, no matter how you look at it, it is sad. When you know someone that actually endured that life, or you yourself did-it just seems sadder to me. Thank you for reading and for commenting.

    • SanneL profile image

      SanneL 

      6 years ago from Sweden

      Heatbreaking and moving! Unfortunately many children are born into a life of abuse, neglect, pain and sorrow. A nightmare hard to break away from. Sad but wonderful poem.

    • k2jade31 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Shelden 

      6 years ago from Idaho

      Faith, I knew what you meant- thank you again :).

      Unknown Spy, thank you for reading and commenting.

      Vincent, It sounds like you had to live in the nightmare that many children have to live, and it is very sad. Thank you for voting the poem up- I think it is important to always keep awareness on the issues that affect children.

    • profile image

      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      You hit a nerve within this poet's soul. I saw the pain in the bottle in my home growing up as a boy watching abuse. Drunks acting like monsters and hurting one another and sometimes the children to. This was sad, yet very poignant and real eye opener. Well done, bravo. Voted Up indeed.

    • unknown spy profile image

      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      This is so sad and touching. This happens in the real world, sad to say.. and i just really dont get it.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Of course, I meant unforgiveness in our heart. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • k2jade31 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Shelden 

      6 years ago from Idaho

      Rahul, Thank you for your beautiful and poetic words. And Nell I appreciate your comments. Thank you both for reading.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Wonderful poem, so touching and real. Sadly this happens so many times, thanks for sharing, nell

    • rahul0324 profile image

      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Jade! Sublime tragedy in this piece here! I connect to the pain like... it tears me apart!.

      Ecstatic poetry and what a beautiful message of forgiveness

      Great Work Dear

    • k2jade31 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Shelden 

      6 years ago from Idaho

      Wow... thank you for your kind comments, and sharing my work.

    • DearBandit profile image

      DearBandit 

      6 years ago

      Very touching and moving. I will be e mailing this to some of my friends! Voted up and voted for being beautiful and interesting as well as awesome, heck even useful.

    • k2jade31 profile imageAUTHOR

      Kimberly Shelden 

      6 years ago from Idaho

      Ah thank you Faith, always look forward to your thoughts. I think that is why poems are so profound, they are based in truth, little pieces of our hearts.

    • Faith Reaper profile image

      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, so profoundly sad and beautiful. Amazing writing here. Well done. Yes, forgiveness in our hearts will rot us to the core, but once we are able to forgive, wow, such freedom to start loving once again. Love this! In His Love, Faith Reaper

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)