Abandonment Poem by Teens

Poem Of Anger And Hurt Toward Dad

All my life my dad has been in and out of my life and it hurt me deeply because he has other kids, and I always felt like the one kid he never really wanted. I turned to poetry because it gave me the opportunity to express my thoughts and emotions in a good way,

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This poem really touched me since I am going through a really difficult stage right now. Both of my parents divorced when I was little, but I had always maintained contact with my dad. I...

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A Letter To My Dad

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Published: January 2015

I am angry at the world and I often wonder why
I don't want to throw my sorrow on all those who have hurt me
Yet you are one of the main reasons I cry
I cry because you weren't there
When I needed someone to tuck me in
I cry because you weren't there
For all the plays I have been in
I hold up my head and try to stay strong
Because one thing I always had was a mother who had to play both roles

You tried to buy my love
But no funds in the world could fix the hurt you have done
I was never searching for a perfect dad
Just a dad that could make me feel special

When I was younger I always had this crazy dream
Of waking up to the sound of your voice
I would run out of my room and jump into your arms
My mother would look over her shoulder and smile
Because finally we weren't alone
You would look at me with great love in your eyes
And then whisper,
"I promise I will never..."
But then reality woke me up

Today I sit and wait
Wait for you to grow up
Wait for you to let go of your pride and put your daughter first
But one can only wait so long

You may be ready to act like a man when it's too late
You will apologize and blame your fault on others
But all I will do is laugh because it was you who missed out
I will hold my head up high, and shed a tear
That tear represents my sorrows you caused
But I will let the tear go, and not dwell on it any longer

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  • Rosamond Eves by Rosamond Eves
  • 1 year ago

I had a step and a bio dad, but they both left me, and when I read this I almost started crying.

  • Christine Tee by Christine Tee
  • 2 years ago

This poem really touched me since I am going through a really difficult stage right now. Both of my parents divorced when I was little, but I had always maintained contact with my dad. I thought that he would always be there for me, but he remarried without telling me, and his wife will not accept me. They recently had a daughter and I learned about it ten days after she was born. I've been waiting for a long time for him to tell his wife properly that I am important to him. But I don't think he will ever become a proper father, and I'm starting to understand that I need to move on just like how he did. Perhaps it is best that I cut off ties with him, but I'm only 17 and thinking about a future without my dad hurts me so much. I want him to be there for my high school graduation ceremony next year. He's made so many beautiful promises to me, but he's just so cruel to break every single one of them. What annoys me the most is that deep in my heart I still care for him.

  • Kamiah by Kamiah
  • 4 years ago

This poem describes my feeling towards my Dad. He always said he cared, but I know he didn't. If he had cared he would of been there for his family, he would of wanted to stay with us, he wouldn't of left us. Last year when I was 12 my parents got into a big argument and he left, it wasn't unusual for him to do that, leave, he always came back after about a month. But this time he didn't because my Mom kicked him out, she didn't think I knew that what she was doing or that I knew what he did (he cheated on her) but I did know. I thought this was normal, that families would argue with one another but one day at school my friends talked about their Dad's and what they do. Playing, caring for one another, and then how he loved their mom so much. It was embarrassing. My heart broke when they said that. I realized my Dad was supposed to be there. I wanted to tell my friends not to talk about that stuff because of what happened to my Dad but I didn't. They would of never understood.

  • Ivy Rose Wood by Ivy Rose Wood, Hartville Mo
  • 3 years ago

Just tell them. If you don't, then they never will know it hurts to hear them talk about their dads. I did and my friends understood. I totally understand what you're going through, believe me. My dad did the same thing and worse. He abused us and I told my friends.

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