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.
52 Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)
  • 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
  • rebecca
    I really love this poem. I have been physically and mentally abused
  • tracey
    hey,I really liked ur poem,better christmas this year
  • megan
    this was very sad but extremely touching and is a real eye opener because i had a brother like that
  • lala
    this poem mean something 2 me because that what had happen 2 me but it was worst people will always look at me like i was a kid from the street. well i like this poem.
  • noelle
    that was a toaching poem it doesnt matter if it was an accident or if they were drunk there was no resaon i lived in a famiy were my dad used to hit my stepmom and hit beat her up 8 times and then she finally called the cops and me and all my sisters and brothers were tooken away from them and now we still are today in socil services i hate the fact that they can jus come in ur lives and take u out of ur family but if they didnt my dad might hav really hurt her worse than a concussion this time well i think that poem was awesome and toaching! rock on
  • Samantha
    the poem really touched me. Alot of people actually have the same feeling or life. The peom was great
  • baby thug
    That was a great poem. I have read and wrote alot of great poems, but out of all the ones I've read that one was the best. Somw people have it easy, but people like you and me have to stuggle through life, but no matter what always remember there much better in store for you. And again I loved your poem, it reminds me how my dad is till this day
  • Lynne
    This is heart-wrenching. I know it may be cliché to quote last lines, hehe, but those two last lines are magic. Makes me want to hug that poor kid
  • Amanda
    This poem is very sad and some children have to grow up living in families like that. I think that is really sad that people could go out and have children then come home and abuse them for no reason.
  • Amanda
    That was really a VERYYY great poem. It was amazing.
  • Heidi
    After i've read yer poem A lot of feelings came over me. I felt sorry for you and sad too, So i think about you the next christmas that comes. take care
  • kimberly
    this is a very sad but true i think that you should keep writing like this to let everyone know how really evil the word is!
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  • adrenaline
    I hope u got a better chistmas this year. I feel so sorry for u.
  • Nelly
    this poem reaches out to people on a personal level. It says its for kids, but i asure you it reaches out to many more people. I feel the structure of this poem in a way is somehow based on personal experience, i'de be curious to find out, but i know when i write i write from personal experiences too. Over all a great poem, and an outstanding author.
  • Nessa
    hey at least not every christmas is the same. your poem really touched me my dad used to hit like that except he left which made it worse than being taken away i suppose. in other words i understand where the poem is coming from good work! hope they keep coming
  • Ronny
    I read your poem and I nearly dies because it was so sad and I was sad when I read it and then I read it and I got sadder because it was such a sad poem with a sad title and a message about a father and he hit his son and that made me all crying and stuff and my dad doesn't hit me but if the did it would be sad because that's not what people should do especially around christmas oh my god it's just so heartbreaking
  • Tyson
    Hey man this poem was good . keep going. I had a little bud that sometimes got hit. That guy aint around no more though.
  • Cathy
    Steve, what an inspiration your poem is to those who do not realize the reality in this sad world. Keep writing in a positive and inspirational way!
  • chris
    hey man sorry about that i hope this christmas is better for you
  • fred
    sad, but true.
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  • jon
    Enjoyed Steve's poem. I just wonder if he is drawing on personal experiences or if it is pure imagination. I am sure it goes on. Well done.
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  • christina
    the poem was great
  • Nuria
    This is a poem showing injustice in the world, and how cruel human being can get...
  • Hayley
    this poem is so sad. i think that you really got the truth of what it's like for those kids into that poem. just once more: IT'S GREAT!
  • Peanut
    Wonderful! Excellent! I wish I were that father in the poem. Oh, baby. Beat him with a stick!
  • Autumn
    Hey, Steve your poem is really really sweet and sad. I was reading it and i send it to my friend Lacy she love it too. She said it was really sad! All my friend loves your poems they all are really good. Even Bryan my boyfriend he hate poems he said that are for girly girls like me and all my friends but when he was reading your poem he was crying.!
  • jim
    A touching poem by a thoughtful author.
  • Autum
    Your Poem is the Best! It's very sad and i cry but i remeber when i dad hit me and my two little sister! Thanks so much you help me in away i can not show!

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