I remember the good times
that we once had...
but still my life
is oh...so sad
Strained Mother-Child Relationships
Published: June 2018
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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Poem From Mom Who Wants Her Daughter's Love
I remember the good timesFeatured Shared Story
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...
Not Getting Love From Mother
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.
Featured Shared Story
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...
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,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...
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...
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.
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
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...
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...
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 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?Featured Shared Story
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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