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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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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This is beautiful, and absolutely touching. I haven't felt a poem like this in a long while. Thank you.

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 poem made my cry from the very beginning, this poem hit a soft spot. This happened to me at the age of ten, she left me for drugs, and I have never forgave her for it. I don't talk to...

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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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I'm 45, I've suffered my dad preferring his 'new' family to me...still hurts... Age is irrelevant. Will always hurt X

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

Picture

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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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...

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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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I replied to the post about the person being abandoned by their dad, because I can relate to it. I'm now responding to yours because I relate to it as well! A few short years after my...

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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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I am a dad myself to a wonderful 3 year old baby girl. I love her and cherish her. My dad was an addict growing up. He chose meth over food in the house for us kids so I can relate. Not to...

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Poem About Father Missing Moments In Daughter's Life
  • By Jackie
  • Published: July 2009
A Stupid Father Daughter Dance

I do not need a stupid father daughter dance,
all I need is a chance.

A chance to tell you that I love you,...

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I think that's a great idea about calling it a family member dance, Wandy. When I was teaching, I would try to be sensitive to children who lived with only one or sometimes with neither of...

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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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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.

Poem About Father Not Being Involved
  • By Jessica Laughary
  • Published: February 2006
Guilt

Promises stitched carefully
Like an old worn out quilt
sewn only to soothe
all your mountains of guilt...

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My father left when I was very young, he got remarried to a woman who had 2 daughters and together they had a son. I was nothing. No calls, no cards, no letters, until the day he got sick. I...

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