It saddens me, that every day, children around the world suffer abuse from drunken parents, and at Christmas, a special time for children, parents use it as an excuse to get smashed and then take it out on their children.

This poem was written especially for the children.

This poem originally was published in Sad Poems - Sad Poems on Society

Unhappy Christmas
What did you get for Christmas?
Was it something nice?
I'm sitting here in Casualty,
My face is packed with ice.

I dread it every Christmas,
They never give me toys,
Daddy will get drunk again,
His nights out with the boys.

I know he doesn't mean it,
He's far to drunk to know,
He hits me hard for nothing,
And bruises always show.

A Christmas to remember,
The policemen had to call,
They took my Dad away this time,
He said I'd had a fall.

He's really done it this time,
An ambulance had to come,
That's why I'm sitting here in Casualty,
Waiting with me Mum.

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  • Ella
    IF you that problem. Im in the same boat. Its good.
  • Prue
    Wow! This poem is really heart it just shows you what some children go through with druken parents. As im a child myself its good to take a momment to look what is happening in the world to your peers.
  • Ben
    Your Poem is tuching on a level in which saddness eminates from it.
  • Manda
    This Poem Have Touched Me. It Is A Very Sad Poem, But Beautifull Too, Full Marks For This, Its Amazing, Very Nicee But Also Very Sad X
  • sabrina
    this is a really good poem. it's very touching but it really happens to some people.
  • trudy
    I am 45 yrs old and I was that child not only christmas but any birthdays or the start of the school holidays. any excuse for a drink and months in advance. "we have to celebrate". I don't drink at all.
  • Jade
    I can relate because my father was abusive as well but, WOW! what a touching poem!
  • Chaltu
    This poem was amazingly touching. It was good too. I really liked it. It was really sad. keep up the good peoms
  • kristine.
    really touching poem ,,,
  • jamie
    it is a very touching poem. it made me feel for the poet.
  • elizabeth
    it is sad but a good poem
  • nikki
    i think this poem makes people stop and think what really goes on in the word and makes it real and i think thats what we need to get across to people that this does really happen to children and its not something hat can be ignored!
  • lexi
    well reading your poem really helped me. but it brang back so many memoeies. im so happy you got out befor you really got hert. i think ill do the same.
  • kaitlyn
    i liked this poem a lot. it was very sad . but i still like it
  • crystal
    i really like this poem becouse it is a bout something that i know alot a bout but it was not my dad that hits me it ues to be one of my exboyfriends.
  • Sharon
    terribly sad, yet a true part of life for some unfortunate children.
  • patricia
    this was very good it touched me
  • laurie
    i don't know if you wrote this cause it was like that for you or cause you know someone, but i lived through this every christmas from 4yrs to 13yrs when my dad killed himself so i know exactly the pain and suffering you/they went through. Remember that eventually, someone, somewhere will make your christmas special. You just have to wait. x
  • hannah
    it was very touching. i have never been in this position and hope to never be. this person is filled with courage and i wish them well
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