Divorce Poem by Teens

This is a poem based on what I felt when I was eleven years old and my parents divorced. It was devastating for me, and it took me a couple of years to finally accept it. But this is based on what I felt back then and how I felt when my father moved out.

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My girls’ father left us to be with "her" when they were 3, 6 & 7. He worked away enough they did not know what happened but liked their "new mommy." Their happiness was what mattered, so I...

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A Story In The Stanzas (Daddy, Daddy)

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Published: November 2011

He broke me when I was eleven years old
I knew no worse pain
I know the truths of the lies he told
I nearly went insane

He moved out and lived with her
Where he remains to this day
I miss the way we once were
Before he moved away

I lost all of my respect
And my confidence
I just wish I could forget
I've built myself a fence

The world was a dreary place
For my eleven year-old eyes
Tears would always run down my face
Like rain from the skies

I hung my head in utter sorrow
As I end my fifth grade year
Knowing I won't see him tomorrow
Was enough to bring on tears

Daddy, Daddy please come back
Mommy's crying and I am too
Daddy, Daddy, pick up the slack
I don't know what else to do

Daddy, Daddy I miss you so
Please don't let me see
Daddy, Daddy, please don't go
Daddy you abandoned me

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  • Jennifer Talbot by Jennifer Talbot
  • 9 months ago

My girls’ father left us to be with "her" when they were 3, 6 & 7. He worked away enough they did not know what happened but liked their "new mommy." Their happiness was what mattered, so I bit my tongue. I can tell how much you loved and missed your dad, and your mom let you miss him. My girls left me when they were 15, 14, and 10. Their dad and his wife had decided to replace me with "her" as their mom. Just like she had them call her, the day she met them. They knew how much their dad and his wife hated me. They thought he would not love them if they said no. I understand why they did it, as kids. They just wanted to make him love them, but he had no excuse. He made them go through high school without their mom, and my youngest had to do middle school too. She went from being spoiled and adored, to just one of the kids. Now she says she laid awake at night and cried about how much she needed me and missed me - 6.5 years without me.

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