Abandonment Poem

Heartbreaking Poem From Daughter To Father

A heartbreaking poem from daughter to father. He has moved on and is no longer in her life.

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This poem relates to me on many levels. By the age of three, both of my parents were not around anymore. My mom left me and my dad when I was two years old. I remember watching my dad get...

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Daddy Why?

© Heidi A. Hopson

Published on February 2006

You were my dad that I once knew,
But little do you know the pain you put me through.
I've grown up and realized
That your life is nothing but one thousand lies.
You say that you love me more than I know
But if that were true then why doesn't it show?
I know you have her,
And you love her, I'm sure,
But don't forget I'm in your blood too,
But obviously that doesn't mean anything to you,
I remember when I was the twinkle in my daddy's eyes.
Then he left one day without saying goodbye.
You say mom's standing in the way
And all she wants is for you to pay.
Maybe that's true,
But what can I do?
I'm your daughter,
And you're supposed to be my father.
Does that mean anything to you?
But that you'll never see,
And a father you will never be.
If you could see the tears running down my face.
Still the years have passed you can't replace.
So, Dad, I've given up on you, and this time I'll leave.
From this day forward I'll just call you Steve.



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  • by Annastasia
  • 4 weeks ago

This poem relates to me on many levels. By the age of three, both of my parents were not around anymore. My mom left me and my dad when I was two years old. I remember watching my dad get arrested by two police officers when I was three. My mom and I got in touch just last year.

  • by Entle Mosala
  • 5 months ago

My dad never wanted me from the day I was born. If it were up to him, he would have aborted me. He denied me and left my mother while she was still pregnant. But his family accepted me to a point that his mother raised me.
My mom died when I was 9. That's when my grandma took me in. She loved me, and I am grateful for that. But growing up wasn't easy...

Apparently my dad wanted to reunite with me, which I gave him the chance and moved in with him. Unfortunately, he's married, and at the house we didn't get along very well. I was abused physically and emotionally. I only prayed that God would take me out of their lives. And he did...

From that day, I knew I didn't need him and that my life was better off without him. And instead, I wished he was the one who was dead. But then again, I realized having so much anger and resentment towards him kills me daily...I'm the woman that I am today because of him. Strong, smart, intelligent, brave, beautiful and confident.

  • by Entleh
  • 8 months ago

My dad abandoned me when I was born, he told my mom that she must not tell his wife that I'm his daughter.

  • by Nandipha L MAdolo, Cape Town
  • 1 year ago

I had trust issues when I was a growing up, because my mother left us and chose the new man in her life and cheated on my dad. I was only 1 and half years old that time and my siblings were less than ten respectively. Even when I am met her at the age of 21, she never sat down with me to admit that she wronged us .

My elder sister was ok with her and they get along and she still treats my kids as strangers as she is like a stranger to them. But I am ok years later as I accepted that she will never make an apology on what she did to me especially as I was the youngest at that time.
I vowed to be with my kids under any circumstances, I will protect them with all I have.

  • by Madeline, Texas
  • 2 years ago

My father abandoned my family seven years ago this summer. I often feel like he didn't love me as much as my brothers because I was the last to know. I found out the morning after he left.
My father would come back to my mother periodically throughout the last seven years and would always leave within a short period of time. This gave me many issues trusting anyone.
My father would always give us a standard excuse for his leaving. "Your mother and I just don't get along, sweetheart." But, I have recently discovered that, when he left my mom the first time, his girlfriend introduced him to the prescription drug high. And ever since he and my mother started to talk again, at one point they actually had a year long relationship in which he lived with us again, but my mother kicked him out when she found out he had discovered illegal drugs.
He chose the drugs over his children. My mom gave him the choice to move away from drugs with us and he chose to stay in our hometown with his new girlfriend and Corey (his meth buddy).
I no longer have contact with my father, and on my brothers' birthdays they have to contact him to receive recognition. Sometimes, it seems like we don't have a father, like we lost him seven years ago. Do you think drugs can kill a person's soul?

  • by SANDRA, Kenya,Nyanza
  • 1 year ago

The same happened to me. My dad and mom separated when we were too young. Being the first born in a family of three, mom gave me out for an adoption. We sailed through thick and thin but what hits me most is that mom passed away after the hard struggles and later dad followed. We have never had the love of a father, we don't even understand the role of a father in other people's lives since we were never given that. That has affected my life and I am afraid of who men are...if only my dad could have been there for us, things could have worked better. But still I have a dad who is God.

  • by Tina
  • 2 years ago

My ex husband abandoned my daughter before she was born. He said he didn't have any love for my child and threatened to hurt her. I live with my parents who abuse and remind me everyday that I'm worthless. My daughter is 2 and I am scared and lost, don't know where to go, what to do, how to start planning. I feel miserable Alone and Helpless.

  • by Jaretzy, Cruz
  • 3 years ago

My dad left when I was born he says I'm sorry but I always loved you. My dad is no longer my dad I just call him Jaime now he doesn't care. He has lied to me since I was born. He cheated on my mom I feel so bad. Nobody in my family talks to him. He moved to New Mexico he didn't care about me and my brothers and mom he just went away.

  • by Kristen, Ohio
  • 4 years ago

My dad left when I was 2 years old he said it's not my fault and he loves me. My dad is no longer my dad I just call him Jason now he doesn't care. He has lied to me ever since the day I came out of my mom. he cheated on my mom it hurts so bad. Nobody in my family talks to him. He moved to Georgia this year he got engaged 3 days after my moms birthday so that's the proof he hates me and my mom.

  • by Angela Romero, Salt Lake City
  • 4 years ago

My daughter's father abandoned her before she was born, he abandoned her for another women, and had other kids with the other women, and he has everything to do with those kids but not my daughter. She knows who her father is and loves him with all her heart, and she suffers everyday because he hardly even sees her at all and when he does it has to be secretly so the new women doesn't find out because she doesn't want him to have anything to do with my daughter at all, and she hates my daughter because she's mine, and my daughter thinks it's her fault that her dad doesn't have anything to do with her. She thinks she done something to him to make him stay away from her and thinks he doesn't love also because of this. She is only 6 years old.

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