Strained Father-Child Relationships

Published: June 2018

21 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

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    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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    • Rating 4.46
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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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    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. My Wish For Freedom

    • By Casy M. Dulin
    • Published: February 2006

    in Father Child Poems

    Daddy left when I was one year old.
    He needed to work some things out, or that's what I was told.
    He came and left a few times,
    Always the same excuses and lies.

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    • Rating 4.45
  5. 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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    • Rating 4.37
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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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  7. Through His Eyes

    • By Morgan Piper
    • Published: February 2008
    Divorced And Missing Father

    in Father Poems

    As I peered into the eyes of the man I knew to be my dad,
    I saw nothing.
    No honor, no strength,
    No humanity, no compassion.

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    • Rating 4.32
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    That same thing happen to me but my parnets were never married. My Dad did the same thing

  8. 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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    • Rating 4.16
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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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  9. Does My Daddy Love Me?

    • By Eboni Richardson
    • Published: February 2006

    in Father Poems

    Does my daddy love me when he doesn't talk to me?
    Does my daddy love me when he doesn't spend time with me?
    Does my daddy love me when he doesn't make me feel special?
    Does my daddy love me when he doesn't call me see how I'm doing?

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    • Rating 4.07
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    My Dad sometimes doesn't seem to even care about me. He hasn't chosen to be in my life or my brother and sisters lives for many years. When he was he hurt my brother and made fun of my...

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  10. 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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    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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  11. Father, Not Dad

    • By Janet L. Peterman
    • Published: February 2006

    in Father Poems

    You gave me life and
    Watched me come into this world,
    Saw me grow up,
    Saw me fall.

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    • Rating 3.91
  12. 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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    • Rating 4.66
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    My dad left the house when I was 5 years old and he told me that he would never be coming back. I remember he told me to go to back to bed. When I woke up in the morning he was gone. I felt...

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