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 45

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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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

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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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Your story hits so close to home to me. My heart is still broken. I also stood in the doorway. I am crying as I write this.
People tell me to not think about it, to think well, to...

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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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Why is the biggest word in the world to me. I often wondered why she refused to see.
See me for the little girl I was and for the woman I am today. Why did she treat me so bad, why...

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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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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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Wondering How Father Of Children Could Walk Out Poem
  • By Rebecca March
  • Published: June 2010
Walking Away From Us

How can you just leave us, how can you walk away
when all I need is a little smile from them and it totally makes my day.

How can you turn your back from your daughters' undying love?...

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  • Rating 4.52
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You have no idea how much this poem means to me. I cried the first 10 times I read it but I had to get used to it because I wanted to perform it for a competition. I didn't move on to the...

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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 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.

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