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. 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 4.55
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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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  2. 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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    • 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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  4. Hey Daddy, Please Come Back

    • By Jesse-Ryan G. Debenport
    • Published: February 2006

    in Father Poems

    Hey Daddy,

    There are a couple of things I think you missed
    So write this down, make a little list.

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    • Rating 4.44
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    This poem was a major speaker of my feelings toward my father who at this time is not present in my life. I resent him for all the emotional and physical abuse, but I often catch myself...

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  5. 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 4.57
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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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  7. 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 7
    • Votes 191
    • Rating 4.38
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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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  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 4
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    • Votes 139
    • Rating 4.67
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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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  9. 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 48
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 128
    • Rating 4.30
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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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  10. 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
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    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 126
    • 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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  11. Only If You Knew, Dad?

    • By Frankie R. Remond
    • Published: February 2006
    Plea For Love

    in Father Poems

    Dad,
    Why won't you listen to me?
    Please hear my silent plea you so often ignore.
    Why can't you see my pain?

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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 124
    • Rating 4.29
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    I grew up with my dad by my side he was my everything but when I was 7 it all changed he left me for another girl. When I was supposed to be his pride and joy my life went to hell I raised...

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  12. 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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    • Stories 1
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    • Votes 109
    • Rating 4.10
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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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