Abandonment Poem by Teens

How Fathers Can Just Go?

My father left for My mum for another lady. Earlier that year he proposed to my mum, to renew their wedding vow's. Around 1 month later, she came home from work to only hear he did not love her anymore. He is now living in another state. He has nothing to do with his daughters, me being one of them.

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I can relate. I'm the oldest of 4 girls and it's definitely been hard on all of us since my dad left. After a few years, we got put into foster care because my mom could no longer support us,...

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© Katheren

Published on April 2011

How could somebody be so cold?
Too leave their daughters all alone,
With out a father in their life,
Too teach them how to ride their bike,

Too stand by them day and night,
Tell them that their beautiful, then say goodnight,
Too pick them up,
Then kiss their cheek,
Then whisper I love you, in their ear,

Instead of watching his daughters grow,
Be with a lady, so young, yet cold,
Tell her she is beautiful, then say goodnight,
Whisper I love you, in her ear,

Someday I may understand,
How a father can just go,
Leaving his children to grow,
Without a father in their lives,
To teach them wrong and right,

To leave the mother, alone in pain,
And struggle to raise three girls alone,
Without a lover in her life,
Always choosing to put her daughters first,
Hiding the pain she feels,
Coming home from a day at work,
To a restless night,

Constantly questioning why God chose this to happen to her,
Then reminded, by her three loving girls,
That she is loved,
And every day before she says goodnight,
Reminds them she loves them,
Kisses their cheek,
Then blows out the light.


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  • by Angelina, California
  • 2 years ago

I can relate. I'm the oldest of 4 girls and it's definitely been hard on all of us since my dad left. After a few years, we got put into foster care because my mom could no longer support us, even NOW she can barely support herself. Occasionally my dad calls me, but not my younger sisters (we were separated when we got taken away form my mom) and tells me never to forget that he is my father and that he still loves me. I guess that helps sometimes, but looking at my mom and how him leaving tore her apart... his words could never make me forget how she would drink to forget the pain, how most days she couldn't get out of bed because she was unsure of the world. I've been in foster care for over 3 years now and he has only visited once for an hour a couple years back. It hurts, definitely, more than all the physical pain I've endured.
This poem definitely made my day :) Thanks for sharing, I feel better knowing that I'm not the only one who's father has left.


  • by Sara
  • 3 years ago

Yes, I know how you feel, my name is Sara and my dad left me. I was in foster care for about five years. I thought it would all come to an end when I finally got adopted, but it only got worse. I was only 8. I had 6 years in hell and they beat me to my last string. I don't know why I stayed for so long; I think I wanted it to work out. I mean I wanted someone to just love me, you know, but after I read this great poem I realized, " I AM NOT ALONE ".
So I hope you keep writing. I am emo and I write poems every single day. It's a great thing to keep doing.

I hope you hang on. :)


  • by Steph, California
  • 4 years ago

This poem is almost mirror imaging my life. Thank you for writing this poem because through reading this poem I feel like I'm healing the pain. Lots of love, Stephanie :)


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