Strained Mother-Child Relationships

Published: June 28, 2018

Strained Mother-Child Poems

19 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.

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  1. You Left Me For No Reason

    in Abandonment 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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    • Rating 4.61
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    Featured Shared Story

    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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  2. Love At Last

    • By Peggy Liimatta
    • Published: April 2008
    Poem From Mom Who Wants Her Daughter's Love

    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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    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...

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  4. The Way I Feel

    • By Stacy K. Pickering
    • Published: February 2006
    Fighting Between Mother And Daughter

    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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    • Votes 258
    • Rating 4.47
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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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  5. I Don't Want Any Other

    • By Ashley N. Hoppes
    • Published: February 2006
    Mom, Please Come Back Into My Life Poem

    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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    • Rating 4.44
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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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  7. Do You Have An Answer?

    Absent Mother Poem

    in Mother Daughter 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 296
    • Rating 4.33
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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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  8. Mommy Dearest

    • By Amy R. Addington
    • Published: February 2006
    Difficult Mother-Daughter Relationship Poem

    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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    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.

  9. I Don't Need You

    • By Jennifer J. Austin
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Mother Leaving

    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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    • Rating 4.46
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    My mum left when I was just 5 and she never came back. She was someone who stole and smoked. Last time I saw her was a year ago and she hated the way I laughed, looked and my sexuality. I'm...

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  10. No Greater Love

    • By Ann Coren
    • Published: February 2006
    Asking Mother For Forgiveness

    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 461
    • Rating 4.44
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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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  11. Why Did It Turn Out Like This?

    • By Rebecca E. Pitt
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About A Fight Between Mother And Daughter

    in Mother Daughter 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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    • Rating 4.35
  12. Time Can't Heal

    Mother-Daughter Relationship Poem

    in Hard Times 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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    • Votes 249
    • Rating 4.33
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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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