Strained Father-Child Relationships

Published: June 2018

20 Strained Father-Child Poems

Some father-child relationships are strained or tense. Wounds exist that create frustration, anger, and distance.

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  1. Last Chance

    • By Stefanie
    • Published: August 2008
    Poem To Dad From Angry Daughter

    in Father Child Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    My heart aches, Dad,
    For the things you won't do.
    My soul breaks, Dad,
    For all that we've been through.

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    • Votes 616
    • Rating 4.47
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    My dad is a substance abuser. He is abusive physically, emotionally and mentally in every possible way imagine. Since I could remember he has degraded my mum, my brothers and me. My mum...

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  2. Broken

    Poem About Father Breaking Daughter's Spirit

    in Dad Poems by Teens

    You broke my trust for you
    Just as you broke your promises.
    You broke my love for you
    Just as you can break a twig.

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    • Rating 4.60
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    I can relate. My Dad is an alcoholic and he has crushed my heart. He has broken me beyond repair.

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  4. Daddy

    • By Monique
    • Published: March 2008
    Absent Father

    in Father Poems

    It seems like only yesterday
    You wiped away my tears
    As I called your name
    To fight away my fears.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 210
    • Rating 4.35
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    Dear Father,
    On this day I have nothing to look back at and reminisce. My memories of you are few. I can count on my fingers the times I have seen you, less than that the times we have...

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  5. To My Dad

    in Father Poems

    I wonder what it's like
    to not put up a fight
    with someone you're supposed to love so dearly
    and get some sleep at night.

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    • Stories 2
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    • Votes 64
    • Rating 4.20
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    I can really understand this poem I'm 14 and everytime me and my dad talked we would end up yelling at each other and the conversation would end with him hitting me or kicking me to the...

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  7. Betrayal

    • By Mitsuko Paul
    • Published: July 2008
    Not Trusting Father

    in Father Child Poems

    We trusted you with all our hearts,
    Just to find that you didn't care.
    No more lies, no more cries.
    It's all over; there's no more time.

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    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.04
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    For years I felt I wasn't good enough for you, you only made me cry. Why were you always angry at me dad? All I did was try. I wanted to make you proud with the things I accomplished but...

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  8. I'm Sorry...Dad

    • By Shayla Pearl H.
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About My Feelings Towards My Father

    in Dad Poems by Teens

    I'm sorry you missed the day I came home.
    I'm sorry you left my Mum all alone.
    I'm sorry you missed the first time I walked.
    And I'm sorry you missed the first time I talked.

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    • Stories 5
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    • Votes 149
    • Rating 4.66
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    My dad was deported for being caught with drugs a few months before I was born. He wasn't there for any of my firsts. He didn't see me until I was a year old and we moved to Mexico. I grew up...

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  9. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By Emma R. Sims
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Growing Up Without A Father

    in Dad Poems by Teens

    By Emma Sims
    Age:12

    I wish, I wish I was daddy's little girl,...

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    • Rating 4.56
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    I'm 13 years old. I have a dad, but I want him to be with me. We talk on the phone and we say we love each other. But I want him here in my life. I want him to be on my side when my mom...

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  10. Broken Hearted Daughter

    • By Tarryn Miller
    • Published: June 2014
    Poem About a Strained Relationship with Father

    in Dad Poems by Teens

    Photographs of you holding me in your arms,
    You protected me from any kind of harm,
    You influenced me to play guitar,
    I was always your number one rock star....

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 262
    • Favorited 13
    • Votes 101
    • Rating 4.50
  11. Where Were You Daddy

    • By Angela
    • Published: October 2011
    Poem From A Hurt Daughter

    in Dad Poems by Teens

    where were you when I was all alone
    why weren't you here after I begged you to come home
    how could you leave me here by myself, you were all I had
    I had enough people to hurt me...

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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 136
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 133
    • Rating 4.38
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    I wish I had a normal father just like my friends. A loving and caring support. Dad, you've done so much damage to me. It might not be visible to you since the scars you left are internal,...

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  12. Long Time Gone

    • By Nicole Mezzapelle
    • Published: February 2006
    Daddy Tell Me You Love Me Poem

    in Dad Poems by Teens

    How long has it been since you wrapped me
    in those strong and tough arms of yours?
    How long are you gonna wait
    to tell me that you are proud of me?...

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 65
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 131
    • Rating 4.31
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    Thank you for writing this. When my dad first left I thought no one would understand how I feel about my dad he was my hero when I was young now he is gone and it feels like he doesn't love...

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