I remember the good times
that we once had...
but still my life
is oh...so sad
Strained Mother-Child Relationships
18 Strained Mother-Child Poems
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.
Poem From Mom Who Wants Her Daughter's Love
I remember the good timesFeatured Shared Story
This poem was very close to my heart. My ex-husband cheated on me. I couldn't deal with being unfaithful, so I divorced him and he begged me to stay. All the lies and deceit and him never...
Fighting Between Mother And Daughter
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'tFeatured Shared Story
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...
Mom, Please Come Back Into My Life Poem
Our life has not been easy.
We've managed to drift apart.
But whatever it's worth,Featured Shared Story
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.
Asking Mother For Forgiveness
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
Poem About Mother Leaving
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?
Days go by we haven't talked
The silence between us grows
And inside I yell why can't you love me for me?
She might be deaf and blind too...Featured Shared Story
I am an only child who sought out the applause and approval from the woman who raised me on her own, my mother. I was almost the perfect child. I was well behaved and well mannered. Teen...
Absent Mother Poem
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?Featured Shared Story
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...
Mother-Daughter Relationship Poem
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,Featured Shared Story
My daughter has lied about me on Facebook, called me the "C" word in an email, and accused me of coming on to her boyfriends in a text. This child was loved and adored from day one. All of...
I Just Want My Mom Back
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.Featured Shared Story
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
Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship Poem
She is my mother,
that indomitable, unattainable goal.
A woman of iron and silk and unforgiving praise.
She is the measure of all thatFeatured Shared Story
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.
Poem About A Lying Mother
She has made many promises, yet never seems to keep them.
The lies she tells me are continuous, yet still I believe them.
I have gotten older, but not any wiser, for when she tells me to trust her and everything will be fine,