Strained Mother-Child Relationships

Strained Mother-Child Poems

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.

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  1. 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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    • Rating 4.50
    Featured 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...

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  3. 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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    • Votes 232
    • Rating 4.44
    Featured 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...

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  4. 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
    • Shares 253
    • Favorited 19
    • Votes 357
    • Rating 4.43
    • 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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  6. 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
    • Shares 120
    • Favorited 15
    • Votes 446
    • Rating 4.43
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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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  7. 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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    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 126
    • Rating 4.42
  8. 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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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 81
    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 124
    • Rating 4.39
    Featured Shared Story

    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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  10. 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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    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 110
    • Rating 4.36
  11. 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 12
    • Shares 142
    • Favorited 11
    • Votes 266
    • Rating 4.32
    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...

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  12. I Wish

    • By Reba N. Mills
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About A Mother Absent From Her Daughter's Life

    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
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    • Favorited 10
    • Votes 126
    • Rating 4.30
  13. 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 1
    • Shares 170
    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 201
    • Rating 4.28
    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...

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