There is no place here

Debra Reay
2 min readMar 4


**Trigger Warning** Mentions of physical abuse and death

Photo by Tony Mucci on Unsplash

There is no place here
For the beatings that never end
For the abuse, it must stop
Just like that, in what felt a lifetime
Hell was in a way behind her
It was in her way

There is no place here
For the damage one may cause
For the silent cries within your soul
Those are the cries desperately
Trying to be heard, but are not
They are ignored

There is no place here
For the pain one may inflict on another
For the harshest of words yelled
And the cowering in corners
In the darkest place
She should have called home

There is no place here
On this planet and in this world
On earth where pain should not exist
But pain does exist, along with hate
Don’t tell her to leave
Or get out today, tonight or now

There is a place in heaven
For she was beaten to death
Raped and abused, then she died
How could she survive this strength
How could she fight back against you
Tell me how?

There is no place in heaven for you
For the one’s who ignored her cries
Or for beating her black and blue
She cowered in darkness
Afraid to breath
So she gave in to all her pain

There is no place here for you



Debra Reay

Writer, Poet and survivor of childhood abuse! Author of poem's~A Child Unloved, Soul Destroyed and more recently, The little girl in yellow bows.