Strained Mother-Child Relationships

Published: June 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 4.59
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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. Yearning For Approval From Mom

    • By Cristin Gomez
    • Published: September 2011

    in Mom Poems by Teens

    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

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    • Rating 4.40
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    The similarities between this poem and the relationship with my mother are uncanny. It's a perfect depiction of how my life is with her and how she makes me feel.

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  4. 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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    • Rating 4.34
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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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  5. Listen Up

    I Just Want My Mom Back

    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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    • Votes 132
    • Rating 4.22
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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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  7. I Needed You

    Not Getting Love From Mother

    in Angry Poems about Family

    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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  8. 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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    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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  9. 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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    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 333
    • 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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  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 476
    • 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. 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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    • Stories 3
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    • Favorited 15
    • Votes 173
    • Rating 4.44
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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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  12. 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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    • Stories 3
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    • Votes 417
    • Rating 4.44
    • Poem of the Day
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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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