Send some poetry to a friend - the love thought that counts!
 
Poems for the People   -  Poems by the People

About the Poem

This poem I wrote in school, I had to write a poem on the topic of child abuse and I just couldn't stop writing.

The Ambulance Down In The Valley

The sky turned gray as I stood on the hill
The smell of violence and the smell of kill
The sound of horror and terrified screaming
It is the only place the sun’s not beaming
A place of swings where no children will play
For I stand by the graveyard to where they most lay
I see drunks lay all over the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

Poor children living a life of violence
With horrifying homes filled with silence
Violent blood shattered on the street
And a child who lay there that has been beat
In fear of their parents I hear children crying
Living in a valley that is somehow dying
I see the blood on the walls in the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

The sun won’t shine in a place of horror
The children cry and the parents beat more
Living in a family with a father who's a drunk
And a mother who smokes dope and a lot of junk
The hospital is full of children bruised
And many are still home being abused
I see shadows of death in the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

The graveyard is full and there will be many more
If the abused do not stop in this horror
Rain pours down from all the tears
That God sheds for people’s fears
Defenseless children can not play
For in their abusive homes is where they must stay
I see a place of horror and a lonely alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

I see a cry for help throughout the place
And fear from a child’s terrified face
At nighttime the moon is gray
Like a horror movie I saw one day
A poor child who doesn’t own a toy
Because the parents won’t buy for the little boy
I still see loneliness in that alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

Careless children, fresh as sin
And some have forgotten how to grin
Children suffer, deliberately burned and bruised
From poor parents who themselves were abused
And violent anger on their mind
Makes them beat on any child they can find
A pool of blood lay in the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

The abuse is increasing day by day
The valley full of pain and the sky still gray
A little child in a corner is what I find
And visions of the abuse still haunts her mind
Seventy percent of children are abused every day
The parents get upset and the children pay
Horrified children and a lonely alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

In the 1960’s abuse was first identified
And since then many children has died
Blood in the valley and a child in pain
Somehow this world has gone insane
Nobody will help or try to prevent the abuse
No one deserves this; there is no excuse
In the village by the alley
The ambulance is down in the valley

The pain and suffering have gotten out of hand
The poor children can not even stand
Some in wheel chairs and some in a cast
And some just trying to forget about the past
Some do not know how love would feel
Some scarred for life that will never heal
Screaming, yelling, the sight of the alley
And the ambulance is down in the valley

One story that is so sad
Is when a stepmother got so mad
The children could not tie their laces
And fear poured out from their terrified faces
She beat them till the blood ran free
I am just glad this never happened to me
The children and their visions of the alley
The ambulance is down in the valley

Think of all the problems the world must face
So please stop the abuse in this horrible place
Poor children who may never see
What a wonderful place this could be
What I am trying to say is think of their pain
Do not think of your problems and complain
Unless you have visions of the alley
Because the Ambulance is still down in the valley
Want to send the author a private email? If we have a current address, we'll send your message to them for you.
If you especially appreciated this author, we'll be happy to show you where you might find more of their poems
© 1999 Vanessa Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

114 Visitor Comments

Darlene
I loved this poem. It illistates what society is concurring to this day. It makes people think about life & appreciate thiers.
sabrina
WOW! VERY TOUCHING ! I CRYED . I REALLY DID. I THINK U DID A AWESOME JOB AND I REALLY LOVE THIS POEM. GREAT JOB! :o)
takangela
I thought it was a great poem and it really touched me.
mary
this touch my heart because as a child i was abuse it is the truth so i give you the author 10
maranda
this was a great poem and touched my heart" i know all of the things are true it happend to me as well.
cameron
i loved this poem i thought it was the realiest thing i've hread in a while
Caroline
This is a beautifully written poem which conveys strong emotion. What gets to me the most about this poem is how it kept saying that the ambulance is down in the valley while all this abuse was happening in the alley. The rephrasing of this thought at the end of each stanza brings to mind that though there is a lot of abuse going on very little is done to help these children. The reason that these children cannot get help is because either no one knows of the abuse or the people, who do know, think abuse is a common day occurrence that is acceptable. Please heed this poem and help these children so that the ambulance can come to the alley to help those dying there. You can help by keeping a watch on the behavior of those around you and let them know that abuse is not acceptable under any circumstances. – I just want to say again, wonderful poem with an important message
jemma
I think that your poem was really good and i am sure that it touched alot of people. I know alot of people in simmilar situations and it seems like everyone these days suffers abuse in there home so i think that it is great that you have made more people aware in this issue. i think that you have a gift and definately keep up the good work with writing what you feel.
becky
who ever does this is real life needs to be put away for lifekids r to speacial
megan
this was a wonderful poem. i really liked it
Eva
I want to congradulate you on this heart touching poem. This poem can actuallu put you inside your words, it really captured me as I read it. I just hope the abusers are reading this, if so, I pray that this poem will turn their lives around and no longer be labeled as a "child abuser"
Jocelyn
I thought you wouldn't post it. But you did! It is so good. Post the othters because ther just as good too.
Jocelynn
this poem is absoulutley amazing! thus is now one of my favortie poems, its speaks the mind of what i was thinking and how even i feel about abuse. you are such a talented writer in so many ways if u could touch my heart with this poem you could touch all of the poeple in the world's heart! i couldn't help but shed a little tears after reading this.
andrea
yes very good and very true i would give it a 10 excellent
Crystal
Your poem was extremely deep, they way you described the children's pain and them needing help, was really heart breaking. You are an awesome writer. I guess I liked your poem so much because I am a sucker for children, I mean I'm only in highschool so I still am a child but when I see a little boy or girl that's scared or in trouble my heart breaks. Please continue to write more.
jeremiah
AWESOME! I WAS VERY TOUCHED FROM THIS POEM. & I REALIZED SOMETHING. THIS IS VERY TRUE WE CAN SEE THIS IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY THANK YOU
kristine.
fantastic
Angie
THIS POEM REALLY MADE ME THINK ABOUT WHAT CHILDREN HAVE TO GO THROUGH. ITS A WONDERFUL POEM.
Amber
a most unfortunate beauty is this poem. You've touched my heart.
Sarah
OMG MAN THIS IS SUCH A GREAT POEM. I LOVED IT, I EVEN CRIED, OMG
Cate
This poem let's you know how lucky you actually are. it let's you realize that there are people who are worse off than you and they need help. All the violence won't end at once but step by step it will soon come to an end
italy
This is just so touching to me it makes me realize so much i mean if u wrote this by yourself u have a big and wonderful with a great mind cuz it brings a feeling in my heart so much it makes me wanna cry i mean i feel touched like an angel its so beautiful i mean great it could touche anyones heart great job it shows that u care just wonderful
Erin
i think that this was a relatively good poem. i love how it had the power to help me visualize everything she was trying to desribe.
tinkerbell &rim
Your poem touchme in such a way i could not descib. I used to know a little girl who was 5 & couldnt stand the site of her own mother. when she was 7 her mother beet her to death for tring to stan up to her & protect her little sister from her mothers rath. after the little girle dided people belived me when i said they were beet keep on wrighting
Laquaya
This poem has touched me in some many ways more then one, People can not stress how true this poem is, Child Abuse is wrong and us being loyal citizens should help prevent this rise in abuse from happening.
Katie
Great poem. It is very true. I love how you worded it. It touched the lives of many, especially me.
nicola
this poem touched me as it would anyone it just goes to show how much most of us take things for granted in the world i hope that child abuse stops and i hope it stops FAST love from nicola horne xxxxxxxx.
Crisselda
This poem was very good and i could feel the writers measage.
Nicole
Well i thought this was an exellent poem and you are a beautiful writer
sonny
that is some poem it really speaks to me, because its sooo true. you are a very talented writter!
alex
very true very good
Mary
This Is a very well written poem, I have been abued also. It felt when I realized it, horrible. This explains it. Thanx
Leyla
Dont really know what to say -just that the poem really got to me. I read it yesterday and all day at work today i had it in my mind -very beautifull in a deeply sad way
anna
this poem is really deep i love it. it really had me wanting to cry and brought me back to memories of my past. I just wish every one else in the world would look at child abuse your way.
Molly
that was such a great poem!you had me crying but it was good cause it made me relise that some aren't as lucky as me i knew i person who got abused and it killed me to read that but you know sometimes you have to do!but the only question i have is how can we help those kids who do get abused??
Angie
This is the most tutching poem i have ever read. I feel so bad for the poor children of today who may still get abused. I writeing a poem right now about a girl who is 2 years old, and was looking for fun. It happend to be a gun! She then. stay tooned for my poem comming out called " The Child " Thanks again, u inspired me a lot! ~ Angie ~
Jalyssa
This poem is so powerful, and its not another one of those poems that people write just to impress. I can feel what you felt when you wrote it.
Kasandra
this poem is very sad and it gets the point through that there should be no child abuse
Twinkie
This was the illest poem I ever read so far except for warped and twisted. I love this poem and right now the poet. I think that he should come out with a line of poems so we can own them and read them ALL the time. Thanx. This poem has made my day.
Lola Nicole
Tis a very nice poem. It was well written and even though long i never lost intrest. It really does prove a point. I truly did enjoy it.
Katie
This poem touched me in many ways great poem!
jean
i love this poem because it speaks the truth and it lets the reader see the world through others and if theay think they have it bad than theay need to stop and look around and see clearly,also living in the ghetto all my life im glad to see a poem that explains it all.
Amber
I think it is really good and it touched me.
Shianne
That is one of the best poems I have heard, it brought tears to my eyes.
Thekegelo
As a South African, I believe that this poem addresses the real issues that our community faces everyday. It is not only moving but it is also informative and please to Vanessa continue writing about the sickness of our Morally decayed society. Keep up the good work.
Dee
This is a great poem, really sad.
Victoria
I love it!
LINDA
HI This is one of the best poems I have ever read on this toic. I was an abused child, and I became a foster parent for 15 yrs so I could bring love and safety to abused children. I would love to read more of your poems. LINDA
Deborah
How does one even describe the way you have captured this. You are a very talented writer. I must say this is by far one of the best poems I have ever heard. You must have seen or been in such a place as this.
miranda
YOU HAVE WROTE A VERY VERY TRUE POEM. I KNOW THE PAIN YOU TALK ABOUT AND YOU PUT IT INTO WORDS SO CLEARLY. GOD BLESS YOU i really liked it!
marliese
I just have to say that this would have to be the BEST poem i have EVER read, it makes me feel so lucky for that to have never happend to me, THANKYOU sooooooo much for letting us read it
Emily
Its a brilliant poem, full of such emotion. its insperational to all.
rach
this poem had a huge impact on me. it stop and made me think, everything that is happening to me at the moment must be nothing compared to those children. i am 16 so i have the choice to leave and have more of an understanding, these children are only babys so they have no understanding and no where to turn. they think what happens to them is normal and happens to everyone. (thats what i used to think) i think its great that you have written this poem you have a gift, by making the public more aware of this problem in society you may or may not know it but you are making a huge difference. i hope i have made sence?? thank you
Carole
I am putting together a seminar for professional people dealing with child abuse. Your poem should be used and read all over, in every training program.
samantha
i thought this poem was very,very good. i sometimes like sad poems, they catch my attention and some of them(like the one u wrote) remind me how much God has blessed me and how lucky i am that i am not in those situations. well, i thought u're poem was very good!
Ashely
This poem was excellent. It made me cry. I was abused by my father but not that bad. I feel bad for kid who gets abused. I was people could help. GREAT POEM!
Alice
This poem is outstanding. I literally started to cry, and I sat in awe even after finishing it. Great great great great job. I'm totally impressed.
melissa
I really loved this poem. While I was reading it I almost broke down in tears. That's how touching this poem was to me. So great job and keep up the incredible work!
august
all these things that happen to the new genration there will not nothing left if we don't srop the abuse now. god is here with you now pray to him and he will help you.
Stephenie
Oh that was a very touching poem, i am actually suching 4 more poems to stop this crazy hell hole, i am sure these kids actually i am positive these kids dont need this violance so we need to stop this child abuse! And I am going to be fundraising 4 this! So i hope you people heard me out and STOP!
Kerry
VANESSA THIS POEM REALLY TOUCHED ME I AM A TEENAGER AN I FEEL SO SORRY FOR ANYONE THAT GETS ABUSED.
britani
that poem really touched my heart i think all parents should stop and relize that there children need to be loved like they always wanted too be. they need to stop and think that they might not always be here so give your children love and show them that you care
Maggy
I am speechless. i was abused when I was little and even though the abuse has stopped, I still must look my abuser in the eye every day. I live in fear and when I someone hits me, even just in play, I get really emotional and have flashbacks. Thank you for this poem. It really touched me.
skye
i love this poem. it almost made me cry when i read it.
Mandy
whoa! this poem is awesome i just wanted to tell the person who wrote this you have real talent . keep writing! you have inspired me with this poem. I write also but not as good as this . Excellent job!
Aisha
i love how you put so much passion and feeling into it. you give us the view the feeling and make us feel what u probably wanted us to feel while we were reading your poem. i just loved it really, really much and i would love if u kept writing poetry.
stacey
this is a great poem it should enspire anyone who is being beten buy there parents to contact someone that can help and stop what is going on i love this poem
katie
niice niice crazy but awsome lol good job
Micah
I am truely touched by this poem and I have to say. this is one of the most touching pieces of literature I've ever read.
Cassie
i think this poem should have won a prize or something because you pinpointed all the things the abused have felt if i was to judge this poem i would give it the highest score
Carissa
Hey, I just wanna say i loved your poem. its so ture. I used to be a person who lived in the "ghetto" i totally understand wut your saying. Its really sad,but great. thank you for written this poem
Stacy
That was so touching! I'm glad that someone had the guts to write about something as painful as abuse! For thouse of you who have never experienced it, it is the most horrifying thing ever to happen! This poem, it was breath-takingly good
tiff
I wish more people in the world understood this huge problem as well as you do. Before I was adopted I was abused by my birth parents. I wasnt adopted till i was 14 so it went on for a pretty long time. I'm 18 now and I just can't believe how many people think that this is acceptable. Your poem is amazing. Thank you so much.
Anurag
Awesome, simply awesome. Keep up the good work. Your thinking is very noble. This world needs more people like you, maybe then, I'll say "Paradise Found".
DoFo
I love this poem, itz good work. But the sad thing is that itz happening out there. Hoping one day that help from the sky would come and help the kidz. God we pary
ashli
vanessa everynite i cry and cry for the children that are abused and dying like this little bot who was beaten he was burned with ciggerattes and hung in a closet upsid down. i cry everynite for a child out there i am very sensitive. i write poems but i could never manage to right a decnt one about children bieng abused u are trulygifted and the poem was remarkable!1i printed it out so i could hang it on my wall its the best poem ive ever heard and i read poems constantly!
feebe
out of all the poems I've read, none of them felt so touching and so real. Maybe if the whole world read this poem,it might give them a chance to think twice about the children. I really think this is a wonderful poem. thanks for sharing this poem with us.
pups
Great work! Hopefully it will convince others to prevent child abuse.
darcy
omg that was so sad.
Jen
That is a wonderful poem, one of the best I've ever heard. It makes you think, a lot. Great work.
Bree
THANKS! BEAUTIFUL!
DIANA
I TRULY THINK THIS POEM IS GREAT IT SO VERY TRUE.. AND YOU KNOW WHAT IS WIERD? THE CITY I LIVE IN THERE IS A PLACE CALLED THE VALLEY, AND EVERYDAY THERE IS SOME KIND OF DRAMA, VIOLENCE, DRUGS BEING USED AND SOLD IN THE CORNER, PEOPLE GETTTING SHOT, STABBED, KILLED, AND ABUSED
Hollie
This is by far the saddest most hurtful poem I have ever read. I myself also write a lot of poems. But none of them could ever compare to what I just read. Excellent work! I hope it stops some of the hurt and suffering in this world.
Chelsey
This was sooooooooo good! omg~!@ keep up the good work, you'll definately go places with your work!
anna
this is such a beautiful poem, it set me crying and i fell so sad that peaopl go through this. thankyou for shedding some light on the subject
Jessica
I am speechless. That was by far the best poem that I have ever read. I know exactly what you are talking about to. Cause my friend sometimes gets abused by her father. But I am so lucky to be one of the few who don't get abused by their parents. I'm only 13 years old and that was the most beautiful poem that I have ever read. And it is so true. Children do get abused every day. I only wish there was a way to stop all the parents. And even then it is not only the parents it is friends, teachers, other family members. I wish all the hate crimes would just stop in the world. Thank you for writing this poem. It has put an imprint on my heart. That will stay there for as long as I live.
Lisa
this is a vey wonderful poem. You have a really good talent and I would love to see more of your work.
nicole
this was such an excellent poem. it touched my heart in a way i didnt think possible. vanessa you did a great job. i really makes you think about how lucky you really are compared to the rest of society. well done, keep up the great work!
Bob
The poem really meant a lot to me because I was once abused myself. I hope people that read this realize how terrible child abuse is and how it scars the children.
Chanel
I think that this is a very inspiring poem about how grim thattt this world could be. It tells the truth. I like writing poems about the reality of this world be they happy or sad. Keep up the good work!
shalynn
this poem is beutiful and it is so true but sad i cry everytime i read it
Julie
A great poem - need I say more than "read it and think"?
Megan
This pome almost made me cry. It is wonderfull but I hate the topic. (hey, it's child abuse!)
jessica
i just read this poem to my kids. its so heart breaking to to hear the about the violence in such raw reality. but when a poem like this is avalible for us to see it reminds us of how we must not ignore this fact that out there this second a child is being abused in in some unforgiving manner. we need to understand that everything we expose our children to could impact the child for the rest of their lives for the worst and its in our hands now to make a positive advance for the sake of the children starting with ourselves. we have the power to break the circle of violence. for the sake of the children.
victor
My sister was down the alley thank you, you made me think of her.
brenda
How true this sad poem is,what a wonderful job she did at showing the people how drunk and drug-addicted parents can ruin innocent children's lives
christina
Thid poem is great it streses a very good point the first time i read it it made me cry but the poem describes the world now days maybe people will read your poem and stop all the nonsense violence good job great poem
Jennifer
This poem really touched my heart and it brought tears to my eyes. I can relate to this poem and I think Vanessa the author did a wonderful job.
Lindsay
This poem was very powerful and moving. I agree with you and the abuse in today's society is out of hand. If everyone read your poem and understood, the world would be a better place.
Kristi
I was abused as a child and this poem is SOOO true. Thanks for seeing it as it really is.
trina
this poem was very well written and spoke of the truth.We as a society have to work to change these events to better.The children are our furture.
chrissy
gurl.. wow.. this is one poem that touched my heart and many more to come its to real and horrifing that this actually does happen.. i am glad that i am not one of those children..
Lanesha
What i loved most about this poem is the reality of it!
Janet
This is definitely one of the best poems I've read in a long time. I seriously think the author should consider getting this one published! Although it is sad, it is very true.
Kimberley
an inspiring poem- and one that will never be forgotten
erica
This poem is really good. I wish I could write poetry that makes people think like that.
John
I LOVED the poem!
kara
this poem was very touching i agree society and parents turn their backs on children i have children and i couldnt imagining hurting them
Jacqueline
I really enjoyed this poem.I think that Vanessa did an excellent job.I was really touched by the feelings that were put into it. I am only fourteen years old, but I know someone who has been abused by her parents.She is one of my close friends who I care about and who I think will also love this poem because she can relate to it.Thank you for writing this poem because I think that it can probably help open people's eyes that many young children are being abused out there and that we have to work very hard to stop it.Again, congratulations for your excellent work.
Dawn
This poem is so touching, and it brought tears to my eyes, it is oh so true, and she knew exactly what write. I think she will open others eyes, if she keeps writing like this. I have pages on Child Abuse issues, and would love to see her do more poems on Child Abuse, too.
Ashlei
This poem explains exactly how the world is now become. When I think my world has gone bad I just think of the ones who have it worse.
BECKY
THAT IS ONE OF THE BEST POEMS I HAVE EVER HEARD AND THE GREAT PART IS IT IS SO TRUE. GREAT JOB KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
jackie
If i could write poems that are as good as this one i would be a very clever woman well done and thank you
lacey
your poem was really good it very touching and to think that alot of kids have to go though that is just .. well sad and . it was really good

All Visitor Comments on this poem have been posted by people who wanted to let the author know the poem touched their hearts. If you would like to leave a comment of your own, please Vote for this poem.
pipHome | Top | All Poems | About | FAQ | Your Privacy | Contact Us

All poetry is copyright by the individual authors.
All other material on this web site, unless otherwise noted, is
Copyright 1998-2021 by Ron Carnell and Passions in Poetry.
- netpoets 2.7.4 -