Angry Poem about Family

Poem About Things a Father Missed Out On

I dedicate this to my real father because he was never there as I was growing up, so my mom's ex treated me like I was his and that's why I call him daddy because he's the one that I actually had!

Always My Father But Never My Dad

© Allyssa
I'm sorry you missed out when I went to school for the 1st time,
And you didn't have me tell you that you were all mine,
I'm sorry you weren't there to take me to the mall,
And you weren't there to tell me I have to stand tall,
Sorry you weren't the one I saw when I came home that day
Or the one I'd run to when I had a bad day,
I'm sorry you didn't hear me write these, you'd have been so proud,
And you weren't there to lift me up on a cloud,
Sorry you weren't there to tell me there's nothing to fear,
But then again you should have been here,
I'm sorry you weren't the one to teach me to ride a bike,
Or the one who took me on my first ride.
I'm sorry you weren't the one who carried me on his back,
that was my other daddy, the one I actually had!
Or the one who held me tight when strength is what I lacked,
I'm sorry you weren't the one to hold me when I cried,
Or tell me I did great when I really tried,
I'm sorry you were never there to teach me how to cook,
Or there at night to read me my favorite book,
I'm sorry me as a daughter is what you never had,
You will always be my father, but you will never be my dad.


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Published: Nov 2009

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  • Wow this poem really touched me because I grew up with a step-dad and never knew my own real dad...I rate this 5 stars...

    Jessica, CA Submitted Mar 2010
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  • This really touched me tears were about to drop but not a single tear will I drop for the man who left me and my brothers behind. Someone else took his place and now after so many years he comes back giving us only money.. money doesn't cover up for all the time he was gone that is not a dad yea he's my father but NEVER will he be my dad!!

    J-Lean Submitted Mar 2010
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  • Wow, this poem touched me because I grew up with a step dad I considered him my father till my real dad tried coming into my life.

    Crystalina Submitted Jun 2010
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  • How sad, I never met my real dad till I was 15. I visited him several times but then got married and had kids. He never visited me once. Never sent me anything and probably does not even know when my birthday is and that easy it's boxing day. Lol he never remembers how many kids I have never mind their names.
    Some dads are a waste of space. I hope you had a happy life, his loss.

    Pauline, N.Ireland Submitted Jul 2010
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  • I never had my dad in my life either. I always had my moms boyfriend or ex husbands to depend on. I wish my real dad could have been there as me and my 2 siblings were growing up, but no matter how much I wished for it he was never there. like it says he will always be my father but NEVER my dad

    Michelle, Texas Submitted Aug 2010
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  • This poem made me cry I just found my dad and he told me he doesn't want anything to do with me after 19 years of him not talking to me but he talked to my step sister. He wasn't even my father he was nothing. Take my advice if they aren't in your life there is a good reason for it and they're not worth your time, tears, or anger. They will never be good enough for you and they are just like men that you date can't trust them, they break your heart, and in the end they were just a waste of your time.

    Mallory, The South. Submitted Sep 2010
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  • I just stumbled across this site and after reading this poem, I cried. So many girls want their fathers to be in their lives, but they could care less. I'm a father who desperately wants to be in my daughter's life, but she wants nothing to do with me. We were separated when she was just a baby by a cruel act of betrayal. We met one time a couple of weeks ago after 16 long years. It doesn't look like we'll ever see each other again. Nothing hurts so much like your own baby girl not wanting you.

    David, Northeast Submitted Feb 2011
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  • This poem really touched my heart, my father left me when I was a baby and never wanted to even see me or talk to me. He was in and out of jail my whole life. I grew up knowing he wasn't there but knowing my moms boyfriend was and so he is the only one there, so I think he deserves to be called dad by me so I did. This poem is excellent thanks for sharing 5 stars!

    Alyssa, Kansas Submitted Apr 2011
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  • Same, my father was never there for me and I had no brother or sister, so grown up on my own, my step dad is there but never is same, he has own kids, there will always be a empty space, wish he never had a child if he couldn't give child love

    Shabina Submitted May 2011
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  • I wish my dad was there for me when I was born and to take care of me but he wasn't. My mom raised me on her own, single mother of 3. My brother is one person I use to look up to and now he's gone. I miss him so much, he was the one that I asked for advice for anything. My dad didn't come see me until I was a preteen, I get to see him but not as often. I want to be proud to have a dad, but I'm just happy enough to get to call him that and see him when I can I guess. It's sad, my children have to go through the same, their father doesn't want to see them, they started too, then they stopped, now they just have my partner that they look up to, so now I cut off all visitations and access because they don't need that grief anymore! They will make their choice one day. They will have questions and I will have answers.

    Clare, Duncan BECAUSE Submitted Jun 2011
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  • This sounds so much like me. My father left when I was five and my neighbor was more of a father to me than he ever was. He was the one who taught me to ride a bike. He was the one who built me up when I had a good report card. He was the one who taught me to be a strong independent young woman and to be an overall good person. And he was the one who was going to walk me down the aisle. He passed away three months ago and I miss him everyday. I love you, David, with all my heart and I miss you! And, Dad, it's not too late to step up.

    Emma Submitted Jun 2011
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  • This story hit me cause my daughter can say those words to me but not because I was never there, it's because her mother remarried after 3 years of trying to get back together with me but decided when she remarried that I no longer deserved my daughters love and share in life. It's been over 2 years since I last spoke with my little girl, her mother disappeared with her new husband and my daughter and I have absolutely no info on my daughter's whereabouts or well being who by the way lives somewhere in Puerto Rico while I live in New York.

    Jose,Yonkers NY Submitted Oct 2011
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  • Wow... this poem almost had me in tears, and that's saying something because I barely ever cry. I guess it just made me realize how lucky I am growing up with both my parents there and the rest of my amazing family. I've never really looked at it that way before, my dad annoys me sooooo much sometimes, I just feel like I want to run and hide, wishing that it would just go away, but after reading this poem it made me think. I guess I'll try a bit harder now to make everything good between us. thanks for making me see. I rate this poem 11/10. amazing!!!!! :)

    Katie, Coffs Harbour Submitted Oct 2011
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  • This is so honest and true and it doesn't only touch hearts but acts as a warning. It should be included in the Bible @ Psalms :)

    Anna Kotzč, South- Africa Submitted Oct 2011
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  • I love this poem. I had the greatest dad in the world but I commiserate with you because I had a rotten husband who brought grief and death to our children. Why can't some men just get it right?

    Sister Lydia Submitted Oct 2011
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  • My kids dad does not call or see them I don't stop him from being a part of them he chooses not to. Then 2 1/2 years ago I got with Garrett and we have a son together but he is a great dad to my other kids as well they love him so much thanks Garrett for being a great daddy

    Columbus Ohio Submitted Nov 2011
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  • I'm 24 years old, I don't know my father, don't even know his name... My mom won't even tell me a thing about him because in African culture children are not allowed to question their parents... My step dad abused me even tried to hang me once, he and my mom have since separated. I wish I knew my dad. I'm so suicidal and bitter. I pray for the strength to make it through 2012

    South Africa Submitted Dec 2011
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  • When I was 10 years old a family member let it slip that my dad wasn't my biological father. Over the years my mom tried to explain to me the best she could about why I had never known my biological father but I never understood how anyone could leave their child. I am 22 now and I have 2 kids of my own and I have met the man that left me all those years ago. After seeing him and talking with him I realize that by him leaving me, he gave me the greatest gift. My daddy, he has been there for me since I was a baby, he is and always will be my dad and father. He adopted me and that is the best feeling in the world to know he never had to but he wanted to always be there for me. This poem touched my heart and there will never be enough thanks for the men who step up and become fathers and dads to children who otherwise would be without!

    Columbia Tennessee Submitted Mar 2012
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  • There are fathers who are shunned by their children when mommy separates, moves away, lies to you, or just didn't even tell your "baby daddy" about you.
    I'm willing to bet that if your dad had tried to be involved then you would not have appreciated a damn thing about it. One of you said he gave you the greatest gifts by walking away. Maybe that was his intention and it broke his heart when he did it and has never felt so permanently incomplete since. Ever hear of sacrifice? That's the ultimate act of love. Your dad gave you life. Appreciate at least something about him.

    Greg Tucker Submitted Apr 2012
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  • Wow, this really touched me because my father left me and my brothers and I use to sit outside waiting for him to pick me up every week and he was never there. He missed 3 years never called me once to ask if I was ok. All my birthday's he missed out and the one day he come and giving us money money doesn't cover for all those days he missed out. I still remember asking my mom, "mommy where is daddy?" Well you know were he was? Having another daughter.

    Linda, Miami Submitted Apr 2012
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  • No matter what the reason for being separated, there is always compromising to see your child. I had a horrible childhood. My father came around only when it was convenient. He never helped my mother with my siblings and myself. And YES he was able and neglected to do so. Now as a single mother of two little girls, with a father similar to what I had. I make excuses for him, so they do not feel neglected by the man that GAVE Them Life! Our situation is very sad honestly, my girls call and beg for their father to visit them being that we live only 45 mins away, only to be turned down and told every excuse in the book as to why he unable. Please choose your words wisely when leaving comments..

    Megan Submitted Apr 2012
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  • This poem is so touching, well, here's my story: the thing with me is that my father never left us, he's still here with us now even...I mean he was there physically..but that's where it ends!...I mean, we never really felt like we had a dad, you know "a daddy" we only had a father...we can't talk to him about anything, he doesn't give us advice like normal dads do...worst part is: HE HAS NEVER TOLD US HE LOVED US! I mean my eldest sister is 26, and she has never heard the words "I love you" from our dad...we only know the meaning of love because of our mom..she's the best thing that's ever happened to us. I'm 13 now and it's the time of my life that I really need a know, to help me look at life in a good perspective...we have tried to get along with him but it just doesn't work out! I know I'm lucky to have met him and I'm thankful for that...I just wish that I had somebody to call "daddy" and be proud of calling him that...I still have a very long journey to go through and I wish I had a daddy to go through it with..

    Aploniah. South Africa Submitted Apr 2012
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  • My husband visits his daughter when he can which isn't often because he can't afford it. It is very hard on him because his daughter's mum tells her in sneaky ways that he visits only when it's convenient for him. She thinks of her step dad as her favorite dad because my husband can't be there for her as often. He has mentioned many times that she might be better off without him. One time he called to talk to her and her mum answered and said your father is on the phone do you want to talk to him or go get ice cream with daddy Mike? She said "I want ice cream" and then her mum laughed and said "you heard her" and then hung up. He is very close to washing his hands of all of them. He knows she will hate him later but he doesn't feel that he should have to be emotionally abused when she doesn't care much about him anyway.

    Linda Submitted May 2012
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  • My father, not that he even deserves to be called that, left my mum when I was 8 months old, leaving her with 3 daughters to raise by herself. I grew up with no male figure. Now I'm 19 and can't stay in a relationship because I'm scared that they'll do the same as my father. My mum has finally found someone 6 years ago and I have a little brother that looks up to me...

    Claire Submitted May 2012
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  • I never knew anything about my father until 4 years ago when I found he was still alive and I had a step brother and half sister and half baby brother whose bday fell on my mine and even after discovering he was still alive I only ever received one message from him and that's it he still hasn't tried to contact me or send a letter or anything and 21 years later it still effects me. It's still the only thing that brings me to tears instantaneously. Reading this poem expressed how I feel inside thank you for writing this one day I hope to cope with the absence of my father.

    Tiffany, New York Submitted May 2012
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  • My father left me since I was born. My mother won't talk about him. There has been so many times I needed him for guidance and comfort. Always I felt so alone. Bitter . My mum refuses to help me to find him and use me as her mental punch bag.

    My whole life ruined. I ran away because it was the only thing I could do to stay sane. Now, I realize both my parents are selfish. When I pushed for answers , all I ever get are more lies and disrespect.

    Some people don't deserve to have kids. It's all about money and that's it.

    Steve, Uk Submitted Jul 2012
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  • I love this poem.. I didn't have a step-dad myself so I really hope that your stepfather gave you everything that your dad couldn't.

    Jessica, Fl Submitted Aug 2012
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  • This made me cry because it tells exactly my "relationship" with my father, he was never there and my moms boyfriend took over the spot of being my dad. He was the dad he didn't have to be and treated my brother, sister, and I like we were his own. At 14 years old I decided to just give up on my father though I wasn't going to let myself be hurt once more by someone who was never in my life, but I still wonder what it would be like if he was in my life.

    Caitlen, Washington Submitted Aug 2012
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  • This is a really touching poem. I have never gone through this but can understand how you feel. You should rap it.

    Isabella, San Diego, California Submitted Oct 2012
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  • It's what I have been saying, I actually knew my father. But when he cheated on my mom, everything went downhill. He was there afterwards but when he went back to the lady he had cheated on, basically he forgot about us my little sister and me. He didn't even call on my 18th birthday, he called me two weeks after my birthday. Because of him I was diagnosed with depression. My friends, family, music and the stories that I write are the only thing that keeps me going for my future. And like you said he will always be my father but he will never be my dad. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!

    Neyra, California Submitted Oct 2012
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  • My dad chose to take my step mother back even after she looked me in the eyes at age 8 and said, "it's all that stupid little girls fault" as she attempted to commit suicide. I was 8 what could I have done to make someone do that. It literally haunts me EVERYDAY. I don't talk to him anymore because she doesn't like him talking to me.

    Lenn, RI Submitted Dec 2012
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  • My father had lived with my mom and brother since my brother was born. He never wanted to be a "Dad" and all he cared about was his habits. Even when we lived together he never play with us. My father was a kid who only cared for himself and always will. I was 20 when my mom finally left him. A month or two after she left I got into a car accident and I called him to tell him what happened and all his cared to talk about was a playhouse he was building and he didn't even ask if I was okay or that he was glad I was alive because it was a bad accident. My going to be soon step-dad who I only knew for a couple weeks cared more than my own father. What is worst is that he has lived with me and doesn't know one thing about me.

    Jessica, IL Submitted Dec 2012
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  • Hey I love your poem. I'm glad you had someone to call daddy. I never had a father and my stepfather was never my daddy either. How sad it's an empty space in me. I'm 31 and only saw my father twice. The first time I was 15, the second I was 22. He has never cared and never will. It hurts. I tried to move on and not think about it but its like an emptiness in me.

    God bless you

    Lost Child Submitted Jan 2013
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  • Wow, your poem sounds like something my kids would write. Except for the stepdad since I refuse to date until my girls are grown. I don't want them to have anymore heartache from a man so I am just being extra cautious. It's amazing that a man could put his own children last and not give a crap. Your poem is nice and I hope you found some comfort and healing in writing it and expressing your feelings. God bless to all the kids going through this same thing.

    Sasha, KY Submitted Jan 2013
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  • I was taken away from my father, and he never once tried coming to look for me or fight, now after 12 years I moved in with him, being 15 and he's said some really hurtful things and drinks al the time and doesn't care, but now I realize, some guys are just sperm donors and aren't meant to be dads which is why other men step up. It hurts, believe me I know, but if you let it run your life, you'll regret it, he or any deadbeat dads are not worth your time or your tears :)

    Cassie, NYC Submitted Feb 2013
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  • What a beautiful poem, I can feel every word. GREAT job to you "ALLYSA" bless your heart!!

    Leeroy W. Submitted Mar 2013
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  • It really touched me and I actually cried when starting reading this. My story is like this my father has the worst attitude ever, he always drinking beer at night. I/We his children never felt his love for us. He always hurting my mom:( I'm living now in my grandfathers house because I treated him like my real Dad, and don't live with my parents because they're always quarreling, then a horrible night came, my mother came into my grandpa's house at 12 am, we are all sleeping and I heard her screaming my name and my grandpas name. She said "Coleen!!! Open the door, then I shocked I was really nervous and my feet are shaking because my mom is crying and she said my father hurt her again, she said "Call people; Hurry"! Then I called the police. And I'm really shaking. I hugged my mother and whispers to her said "Mom don't worry, we will be here for you" (crying) then the police came. My mother go to Police Station with the policemen. That was my story. :((

    Juen, Coleen, Philippines Submitted May 2013
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  • Wow...this poem really made me think about how my biological father never got to do those things for or with me. I've never actually got to meet him but sometimes I got depressed because my mom told me he wanted her to get an abortion when he heard she was pregnant with me. I always became depressed thinking why he never wanted me but at least I know my mom loves me, and that's all I really needed. I have an awesome stepfather though and he makes Mommy and me happy. He loves us and we love him. For six years my mom was a single mother working two jobs and trying to take care of me, and as an only child I was really lonely, but then my stepfather married my mom and now we're a happy family of three. Recently, my biological father has contacted my mom saying how he doesn't even remember my Mom being pregnant with me. He didn't believe I'm his biological daughter but I don't care because to me he's just a stranger. I don't have any type of feelings toward him.

    Deja, Tn Submitted Jun 2013
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  • I can relate. For 17 years of my life he wasn't there and then he wanted to get in contact with me. So, I spent 3 years with him in Pennsylvania. It was a waste of my time. He cared about nothing but himself and his drinking/drug addiction. I feel sorry for my half brother and sister that I left behind who still have to live with him. I left to better myself and to start my life and dreams of becoming an artist, all of which was always downed and ridiculed because I'm a "failure as an adult".

    Kristen Stacy, Riverside C.A. Submitted Jun 2013
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  • I feel for everyone that found themselves in a position where they didn't feel supported or loved by their dads. Mine was there but he was irresponsible and a bully. He used to hit us, threaten us, when I was older he stole from me, forged my signature to get his hands on more money and disowned me when I tried to protect myself. We're ok now, but I really hate Fathers Day because I never know which part I should be thankful for!!

    Rainbow Brite, Nottingham Submitted Jun 2013
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  • I relate 100% to this poem, although I'm a guy - I went through the same thing you went through. My dad never wanted me, he didn't even want my mum to go through with the pregnancy. I never knew him but my grandmum talked about him a lot when I went to visit her, she was the only one who was there for me when he wasn't. I live with my mom and step-dad as well, and my step-dad has been my real dad ever since I was born, basically. My mom already had me and thought she would be a single mum all her life. But he married her and loved me endlessly to this day. He taught me every single thing I know and he still continues to do so. My father doesn't even care about me. He sends me messages when its my birthday. And never again - he thinks money can buy over a child's love for their father, I'll never forgive him, ever, cause he's a coward and a terrible person. He has two kids with another woman, who doesn't even know who I am. I love this poem, thank you.

    Keanon, Sa Submitted Jun 2013
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  • Loved your poem. I recently found my biological father. He had no idea that I existed. I am 56 years old. The man that I thought was my father died when I was 16 years old. He also thought he was my father and he was a great man. Not only did he raise me, he raised 4 other children that my mother had when she married him. He treated them as if they were also his. When he died, my mother told me that he might not of been my bio dad. She gave me some info about him but the name she gave was mixed up. 40 years later by some miracle I find this guy am able to do a DNA test he is my biological father. He seems like a nice guy but his son won't let him talk to me. He is 81 yrs old and time is not on my side. All I want is some information that can be useful to me and my children like medical ancestry etc. When I try talking to anyone else they all say to drop it and leave him alone. As the poem says, he may be my father but he's not my daddy.

    Maria M., Calif. Submitted Jun 2013
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  • When I was younger I would ask you for something and you would simply respond did you earn it and I would think of a way to prove that I did. Back then I used to think, damn you really want me to earn everything I'm given. You are really trying to make me set goals and morals for myself, how cool and sweet of you. But now that I'm older, I realize when you asked that question "did you earn it?" You weren't asking for the reasons I thought. You were asking because.. you really didn't know the answer. You didn't know if I earned it or not. You weren't around enough to know if I did or not. You couldn't tell me first hand if I was naughty as a child , you probably don't even know that I was picked on in 5th grade. You didn't know that back then I had major self-esteem issues. You didn't know because you weren't there. You didn't know me then and now you're trying to know me and tell me what's best for me…But you don't know me. You would send money when I needed it and that was great. I really appreciate it..always will. But money was never what I truly wanted, I wanted a daddy to, you know, call daddy. Frankly it's too late. I don't need a "daddy" figure now. Those days are gone and you missed out. I'm 18 and right now you should be sitting back and admiring what you raised and feeling really proud but you can't. You didn't raise me. You deserve no credit. You were money in my life but you weren't there to hold me when I was upset. Money isn't the only way to show love you know, but that's the only way I felt loved by you.

    Alexis F., Florida Submitted 8/9/2013
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  • My dad was never around he cheated on my mom and due to his physical abuse towards her he was imprisoned. He has never been there for me but my step dad always has this poem made me cry because of how true it was.

    Bella, CA Submitted 11/10/2013
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  • I'm 17 years old I have never met my Dad he was never there for me when I needed him around and I sometimes lay on my bed and cry because I need him. I don't really know why he left. Growing up all I had was a Step-Dad as a kid I thought that he was my real Dad, until one day my mom told me he wasn't my real dad that he was only my step dad, but growing up I knew him as my real Dad and I thank God for him for taking care of me and my twin brother. Even though its been 17 years and I haven''t seen him. I still feel pain when people tell me "At least I have a dad" I break down in tears because they don''t know how painful it is for someone to say that to me. But its okay even though I no longer have a step dad I have to learn things from My mom my mom is the strongest person I know for playing both parts.

    Gustavo David Espinoza Submitted 1/5/2014
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  • I've just turned 16 and I was looking for my Father for 2 years. I always thought he didn't want me, thought that maybe I wasn't good enough, I thought that there was something wrong with me.

    TC Hamilton, Australia Submitted 2/10/2014
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  • I read this and wandered if this girl perhaps is unaware of the truth. I have a brother who was married to a witch of a women. Unfortunately they could not live together and had to part ways. The mother always brainwashed the little girl in thinking that her Dad doesn't care about her. She was the selfish one who caused the breakup in the marriage and the suffering of the child.

    South Africa Submitted 3/11/2014
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  • My Dad and I got in a huge fight last night and he told my mom that it was either going to be me or him that was going to die when he got ahold of me and he said he was for sure it wasn't going to be him. I said go ahead do it because I already lost my Real Mom and My Brothers and Sisters and I was loosing him. I asked him why He was doing this to me when he didn't even know I was his when I was a baby so I got up and left and when he tried to hit me my aunt and her baby walked in and he put his hand down and I left. We haven't been talking since then.

    Destiny Ballinger,Texas Submitted 4/4/2014
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  • I was also touched by this story because I just recently found out that I am the father of an adult daughter and I am heart broken that I was not there for her during her childhood years.

    Canada Submitted 5/2/2014
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  • My father never left, he's still married to my mom. He's a pretty famous lawyer. Our neighbor taught me to ride a bike. My uncle taught me how to swim, way later than my cousins. My other uncle took me to a rugby match once. He also took me to a car race once. My dad never came to any sports days, piano recitals, horse riding shows. I had lessons in horse riding, but he was never there. He never asked me once what I was interested in, what my opinion was, what I believe. He never told me his beliefs either. He never took me anywhere but some dead religious church where you're not allowed to smile or enjoy anything. Once in the car on the way to our farm, he called his friend in the middle of my sentence and talked on the phone with him for over an hour.

    Herman Submitted 5/5/2014
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  • Hi. My situation is some what different. I have a daughter who is now 23 never met her or know what she looks like, she was kind of stolen from me by her mother as she went back to her husband and agreed to bring the child up as his own, I had no say in there decision they made that was over 23 years ago, I was 22 at the time. I tried to change her mind but her husband had the final say and that was that, the mother had made contact with me 3 years later by letter saying she didn't love her husband and still loved me and wanted to meet but we didn't because I didn't want to go through the same situation again. Anyhow we didn't meet but now I want to meet my daughter, I've got an addy I even parked outside the house for a few hours that day. While I was waiting I'm pretty sure I saw her but not 100% but what I did do was post a letter through the letter box, that was a week ago. I've have no response as yet, as to this day I don't think my daughter knows anything about this at all. It's like it's just one big dirty secret that should never be spoken about, so in my case I was used so she could get pregnant because he couldn't even to this day. I still think about the child, I will send another letter again if no joy will sent one to my daughter maybe that will get the ball rolling.
    So not every father walks away from a child I was forced away which made me a better person now I'm a lot older and wiser. I do hope that by me contacting her after all these years we can find each other and get to know each other finally before it's to late in my life time, she needs to know.

    Uk Submitted 5/6/2014
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  • My father left my brother, sister and I when we were small children. Our mother raised us best she could. She was busy working to put food on the table for us. This affected my brother the most, out Dad was his buddy, his friend, his mentor. I being the oldest girl, saw the effects it had on my brother, and I was so deeply hurt. My little sister was so young she barely remembers anything. It's tough on us all, boy or girl, because when the foundation of your youth is yanked from under your feet when your a little kid, it's hard to figure out what a foundation is. And even harder, LOVE. Our Parent's are our universe when we are little, and when one or both are gone, it's heart crushing. We as children think we were not good enough for that parent who left. But it's NOT us, it was the absent parent with the problem, they had issues, they missed out, they have to live with missing out. But all is not lost. You will know a Father's LOVE someday, Pray-Have-Faith Our Father is waiting for us.

    Karen Carter, California Submitted 5/23/2014
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