Updated: Sep 5, 2021
Narcissistic abuse poems are a great way to express your feelings of anger, sadness, pain, and more in the aftermath of abuse. The poems express the trauma, helplessness, and despair that victims of narcissistic abuse go through.
Firstly, these poems are written by normal people who have gone through similar experiences and have found meaning and clarity in each. It's common for abuse victims to speak about their struggles and to reveal their innermost thoughts, fears, frustrations and other deep aspects of their soul. This is very common in creative writing, but when you read poetry, it becomes a completely different experience.
The trauma and suffering that victims of narcissistic abuse go through can manifest in many ways. It may manifest in the form of depression, self-pity, hopelessness, paranoia, anxiety and more. Poetry becomes a way for narcissistic abuse to cope. By sharing their stories, these survivors try to help others too.
I hope these poems give you hope and courage to keep going and not give up.
Obey - You pull me tight on a leash. As if I'm some kind of machine. That works for you always. Especially when you call my name, The name filled with so much pain. - Dark Pop Princess
Can you soothe a black hole if its matter Is made of hate? Gravitational field Strong as blood and as painful as laughter. So consumed with itself it cannot yield. - Anonymous
Cover my eyes so I may see no Evil, Cover my eyes so I may not see you.But your Love keeps me tied to you like some unwanted tether,A Golden Lasso of something I no longer wish to have. - Anonymous
Because I Can - To my Husband. Why did you hurt me? When you promised to love me! What did I do to deserve the pain you gave me? You promised to honor and cherish me! Every punch, kick was like a stone shattering glass. Chips of my love for you, falling away with every strike! You said you did it "because you could.” Why didn't we have a normal relationship? Rather than you controlling me all the time. I gave you my all, my everything. In return you would slap, punch, kick, rape or threaten to kill me!Why? I asked you?You said "Because you Could.” You would say "It was all my fault.” I annoyed you therefore I should take the consequences. Why did you do that? "Because you could.” You held a knife to my throat and laugh. Why? Because you could. You would rape and bugger me. Why? Because you could. You would call me a whore, bitch, liar and fat. This isn't love! Why did I stay so long? Because you controlled my every move. I fled from you in fear of you.I thought I couldn't cope without you. I had no home, no where to go, no money, no clothes, nothing. All I had was 5 cigarettes and the clothes on my back. I was scared of you and didn't know what to do. Then I met people who helped me greatly. They believed in me and gave me some confidence.I can't thank them enough for my giving me life again. Women's Aid, Lawyer, Police, Housing Support. Lots of other kind people. I now have a future to look forward too. I now have a home, a little money, some clothes and HOPE.A better life, a life without fear or intimidation. No more walking on egg shells. Or awaiting the next beating or rape. I will never forget you but all for the wrong reasons. You left me with scars – emotional and physical. I now have complete control of my life. I can only thank the people who have helped me. Without them I would not be here. I would be six feet under.I WILL NEVER BE WITH YOU AGAIN! WHY BECAUSE I HAVE THE POWER NOW! WHY? BECAUSE I CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Anonymous
Poetry can be a motivator for the victims of abuse to process what happened to help them find their way out. Getting a pen to paper and letting all your feelings out helps. Speaking your truth helps. And if you don’t feel like writing. Read the words of others for support. Read some narcissistic abuse poems and see how it can change your life.