Abandonment Poems

Poems about Abandonment and Loss

Family is who we look to when we need help. We expect our parents to raise us, our grandparents to love us, and our brothers and sisters to always be there for us when the chips are down. They are our blood and we depend on that connection. When a family member doesn't live up to our expectations we feel abandoned. When a parent, grandparent or older brother or sister puts their needs in front of our own, we feel abandoned and alone. In such a case, we are likely to feel sad, alone and angry.

Poems from children about feelings of neglect

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Abandonment Poetry 1 - 10 of 44

Abandoned By Mom Poem
  • By Katarina Alexa Arruda
  • Published: June 2007
My Feelings To You

Behind your shadow,
I stand and fall.
It's a tough battle,
In which I feel so small....

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This is a beautiful poem you've written and I am currently facing the same issues. Stay strong xo

Daddys Little Girl
  • By LaKandace Harris
  • Published: February 2006
Daddy's Little Girl

Broken promises and sad goodbyes you left me standing all alone with tears in the well of my eyes.
In the blink of an eye, you turned your back and walked away;
often I wonder if I'm the reason you didn't stay.
Everyday I dream of how perfect my life would be if you were here....

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This poem it home. I have been dealing with the realization that I'm the child with the father who gave up on her for other children. It's the worst pain I have we dealt with and at 27, it...

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My Dad Abandoned Me Poem
  • By Jacqueline Uvalle
  • Published: February 2006
A Lost Promise

I am not the way I used to be
I am stronger and wiser as you can see;
Remember my words, my father said
As he cradled me up and laid me to bed;...

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My parents divorced when I was 10 years old and attending boarding school. My father abandoned my family, getting remarried six months later to a lady with four sons, replacing them with the...

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Poem About a Mother Hating a Child
A Grieving Daughter

She told her daughter she hated her and wished she was never born.
She didn't even seem to care that the child's heart was torn.
She blamed child for all of her heartache and pain.
Did she realize emotional abuse can drive a child insane....

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I getting abused too but I'm also glad that there are happy endings. I never thought there were people like me, cause my family says I'm one of a kind sent by the devil himself. I hope that...

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  • By Vannessa
  • Published: November 2011
Dad Where Are You Now?

Since from my first steps,
To the broken promises you've never kept.
From My first dance,
To your last chance....

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This story hit close to home because my father left before I was born. But he kept in touch with my mom and sent me a ring before never talking to me again. Soon my mother married and I was...

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Heartbreaking Poem From Daughter To Father
  • By Heidi A. Hopson
  • Published: February 2006
Daddy Why?

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

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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.

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Poem About Needing Father's Love
  • By Jacqueline M. Smith
  • Published: February 2006
Dad

All those times I cried for you, you never came
Out of all the sports I played
You never showed up at one game
All of the awards I received...

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My father was killed by a drunk driver on my 3rd birthday. I am told he was a great person and loved me very much. But, I don't remember. I had a few stepdads. They saw my existence as a...

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Poem About Parents Leaving
We're Through

The pain you have made me feel,
The situation, just unreal,
You're supposed to be there for me,
But a mother you'll never be....

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I relate a lot to this poem in a way. my mom was abusive and my father has never been around. I like your poem a lot it shows a lot of meaning.

Want To Meet My Father
  • By Kaijah
  • Published: June 2008
A Far Away Dad

Thinking what if you were here
would you be nice
would you be mean
would you love me as much as I want to love you...

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My mother and father split when I was 9. I am now a 29 year old woman with a daughter of my own. Since they split my biological father moved to Puerto Rico, I was told he told my mom if they...

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Poem Thanking Mom For Being There
  • By Deven T. Smith
  • Published: February 2006
Daddy Wasn't There

You were there when I needed you
to catch me if I'd fall
But daddy didn't love me
he didn't care at all...

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I know how you feel my dad has 4 kids with I don't know how many people I have only met 2 out of 4 kids.

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