Family I'm Sorry Poem

Poem About Mending Relationships

A daughter makes peace with her father and asks to renew their relationship.

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This poem rings true for me in many ways, only I left home at 17, having fallen out with my dad! 10 long years passed without a word on either side, neither one of us would budge. Biggest...

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Broken Promises And Apologies

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Published: November 2007

You promised to be there for me,
You lied, but I forgave you.
You promised to never hurt me mentally,
You lied, but I forgave you.
You promised to never hurt me physically,
You lied, but I forgave you.
You promised to never hit me again after you did the first time,
You lied, but I forgave you.
You promised to always meet my needs,
You lied, but I forgave you.
You promised to never break a promise,
You lied, but I forgave you.
I promised to always be there for you,
I lied, but you forgave me.
I promised to always be good,
I lied, but you forgave me.
I promised to never leave you,
I lied, but you forgave me.
I promised to always help you when you needed me to,
I lied, but you forgave me.
I promised to always listen to you,
I lied, but you forgave me.
I promised to always be daddy's little girl,
I'm not sure I broke that promise.
Sometimes I really wonder,
If God planned it to work this way.
Just because I'm gone doesn't mean I'm not daddy's little girl,
But promises are broken, lies are made.
We're only human, but we forgive each other,
Although lies hurt and break hearts that time sometimes just can't fix,
But life goes on, we learn from mistakes and broken hearts.
We try not to hurt each other, but it doesn't always work,
So this is my promise to you now,
I will always love you,
I promise.

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  • by Aud, Somerset
  • 7 years ago

This poem rings true for me in many ways, only I left home at 17, having fallen out with my dad! 10 long years passed without a word on either side, neither one of us would budge. Biggest mistake of my life!! At the age of 28 I was contacted to go home, only to find my dad taking his last breaths in this world. I never got to say sorry, I carry that burden to this day, can't describe the pain I feel for not having made up with him. Life really is too short and some mistakes can't be put right!!

  • by Big Red
  • 10 months ago

So darn true. Got a niece in New Hampshire so bullheaded and hates her own mom and now me, her aunt, and godmother. Won't put the past behind and is. I had to introduce myself to her husband the night before the wedding. Had to find out she was getting married from a friend on Facebook. She married a Marine and will not even socialize with them and refuses to go to his events. They did not know each other that long to be married and she got married at 20 to get out of the house. Blames her mom still for her upbringing. She needed discipline bit too late now.

  • by Christine
  • 8 years ago

I really understand this poem and I've been in the situation some things you just can't forgive though especially when your father chooses his girlfriend over you

  • by JESSICA
  • 8 years ago

Wow I can really relate to this...See me and my dad had the tightest relationship as I was growing up... Then my 7th birthday came and my mom and dad got into a big fight they decided to separate and I ran off with my dad...My mom called him crying and begging for him to bring me back and he couldn't live with the family phone calls saying he kidnapped me...Which wasn't true but I guess that's how they took it...The hardest part was choosing in court. I was brain washed and pressured to choose my mother so that's what I did. I had a very hard life as a young one..That's why now my kids will live happy with both mommy ann daddy..

  • by Sasha
  • 9 years ago

I can relate to this poem. My Father walked out of my life when I was 15. He got mad when my mother won full custody of me. He used to always be there for me when I needed him. And now that everything has happened he won't talk to me on the phone or even to my face. I have tried so hard to get him to have something to do with me again but he refuses. I don't understand what I did that would make him not want to be in my life. So now everytime that I try to talk to him, I know that he is the one that is making the big mistake not me....

  • by Michele
  • 9 months ago

So true. You've done everything that you could to gain the relationship with your dad. It sounds like he just hurt and doesn't know how to feel. Don't give up. Were you giving a choice on who you want to live with?

  • by D-manchester
  • 11 months ago

You did the right thing for your brother. That's the main thing. Your dad will be struggling with the fact your brother was placed with you. A bitter sweet taste: happy he is with you, but on the other hand disappointed at the fact the authorities think you will succeed where you dad failed. Been there, done that. And no how you feel, stay strong. Your brother will thank you for it one day. All the best for the future matey.

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