Bad Mother Child Relationship Poems

Published: June 2018

Poems About Overcoming Broken Mother Child Relationships

Some mother-child relationships are strained or tense. Wounds exist that create frustration, anger, and distance. Poems in this collection are about navigating troublesome relationships between mothers and daughters and mothers and sons.

These poems delve into the emotions of frustration, anger, and distance that can arise between mothers and their daughters or sons. Through their words, these poets offer a glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of navigating difficult relationships between mothers and children.

17 Poems About Overcoming Broken Mother Child Relationships

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  1. 1. I Needed You

    in Anger Poems

    When I was sad and depressed,
    I needed you to be cheer me up.
    Instead, I drank till I was numb enough not to feel anything.

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    As the eldest in the family I was always the one who got blamed for the mistakes of my sister. My sister and I don't share a bond. As far as I can remember, we were still young when I put...

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  2. 2. Blind

    • By Jack Mcifco
    • Published: July 2008

    in Anger Poems

    You are blind.
    You can never see
    All the anger built up in me.
    I hated life,

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    I can totally relate. My whole life I thought my parents were in love and that we were a happy family, minus some flaws. But last year, I found out the truth. My parents have been married for...

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  4. 3. Love At Last

    • By Peggy Liimatta
    • Published: April 2008

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    I remember the good times
    that we once had...
    but still my life
    is oh...so sad

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    I was so surprised someone endured a mother's pain such as I experienced. My husband was a philanderer and also left me alone a lot in Winnipeg. The children and I coped, but it was lonely. A...

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  5. 4. Mommy Dearest

    • By Amy R. Addington
    • Published: February 2006

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    She is my mother,
    that indomitable, unattainable goal.
    A woman of iron and silk and unforgiving praise.
    She is the measure of all that

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    • Rating 4.53
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    Very familiar attitude from that daughter. I would be willing to bet everything I own that the mother sees herself in a totally different light.

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  7. 5. Tears For My Mother

    • By Roxanna L. Watts
    • Published: February 2006

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    I was asked to write a poem
    About Mother's Day
    But when I sat down to write
    I had nothing to say

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    • Stories 1
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    • Rating 4.24
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    Beautiful, heart-felt, and extremely touching. I feel you, Roxanna. Bless you for keeping it real. I can relate. Keep writing!

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  8. 6. No Greater Love

    • By Ann Coren
    • Published: February 2006

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    I caused you a lot pain and I didn't care, but you still loved me.
    Please forgive me, Mama.

    I hurt you in so many ways, but you were always there for me.

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    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 60
    • Rating 4.63
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    It broke my heart. I lost my mama this year. The pain I feel is so great I can feel my heart aching inside my chest. How I too long for her, to see her beautiful face, hear her voice with...

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  9. 7. You Left Me For No Reason

    in Hurting Poems by Teens

    You had me, you left me, you never cared.
    I was your second child and still you weren't prepared.

    On the lonely nights when I was sad,

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    • Stories 15
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    I can totally relate to this. Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I had to fight to hold them back. My dad and mom left me at the age of 5. They divorced, and I was left. I had no idea...

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  10. 8. Do You Have An Answer?

    in Anger Poems

    Why did you do the things you did?
    Why did you say the things you said?
    Why did you change who you are?
    Why did you choose a man over your own daughter?

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    • Stories 13
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    • Votes 110
    • Rating 4.50
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    Yes, thanks everyone for sharing your stories. I am so sorry to hear these stories. It's unimaginable. I don't feel alone in my feelings about my mother. She died a year ago and left her...

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  11. 9. Time Can't Heal

    in Anger Poems

    Time can't heal pain that won't mend.
    The suffering, the heart ache,
    It feels like the end.
    Grasping a hold of a moving change,

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    • Stories 3
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    • Rating 4.44
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    Now that I'm grown, I regret treating her the way I did, because I have daughters of my own, and I see now that it wasn't that she didn't love me. I still do not agree with how she handled...

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  12. 10. The Way I Feel

    • By Stacy K. Pickering
    • Published: February 2006

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    I feel so much hurt
    I feel so much pain
    I feel like I don't have anyone
    I feel like I want to cry but can't

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 29
    • Votes 96
    • Rating 4.42
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    I felt every single word of this poem me and my birth Mum are not close it's a bit hard for me knowing that your birth Mum wants nothing to do with you or she doesn't love you at all. The...

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  13. 11. I Don't Want Any Other

    • By Ashley N. Hoppes
    • Published: February 2006

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    Our life has not been easy.
    We've managed to drift apart.

    But whatever it's worth,

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 495
    • Favorited 31
    • Votes 111
    • Rating 4.40
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    I have faced the same problems, and at times losing hope and waking up to a wet pillow full of tears. I love this poem because it gives me hope for another relationship with my mother. Thank you.

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  14. 12. Dear Mom How Could You Leave Me

    • By Rebecca L. Simpson
    • Published: February 2006

    in Anger Poems

    Dear momm how could you
    Never care about me?
    I'm dying inside
    Which you will never see

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    • Stories 11
    • Shares 215
    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 54
    • Rating 4.07
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    My mother left me when I was 3 years old and kept coming back and ruining everything...when I turned 16 she told me she wanted to see me again and she wanted to invite me to her wedding. I...

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  15. 13. I Don't Need You

    • By Jennifer J. Austin
    • Published: February 2006

    in Mother Child Poems

    What do you expect me to do or say after you up and left, treating me this way?
    What do you expect me to think now, when the only thing I want to know is how?
    How could you walk away, just turn your back on me?
    What is it you think your lies will help me see?

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 296
    • Favorited 16
    • Votes 75
    • Rating 4.56
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    My mom gave birth to me when she was 17 and left my dad when I was 2, I think. She kinda took care of me. When she gave birth to her second, she left me. She never did anything for me, which...

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  16. 14. I Wish

    • By Reba N. Mills
    • Published: February 2006

    in Mother Child Poems

    I wish you were here with me
    I wish you were here every day,
    To hug me, to ask me if I'm doing okay.
    I wish you were here when I got my first doll

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 76
    • Favorited 12
    • Votes 45
    • Rating 4.42
  17. 15. Why Did It Turn Out Like This?

    • By Rebecca E. Pitt
    • Published: February 2006

    in Anger Poems

    We used to be inseparable.
    Nothing could tear us apart.
    You were my idol.
    I looked up to you for my support.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 123
    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 43
    • Rating 4.42
  18. 16. Listen Up

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    Mom, will you sit down
    To listen what I have to say?
    We can be in the same room
    And be miles and miles away.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 15
    • Rating 4.27
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    I read this poem and though it said just how I feel and do too!!!! I never though someone else would feel the same way that I do....this is the best poem I've ever read on family

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