Hurting Poem by Teens

Feelings Of Resentment Towards Father

To every girl who has been treated like a fool by their own father, this is dedicated to you.

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Hi, I'm 15 and my dad left 2 years ago, just a month after my mom's dad died. We found out he was having an affair and had a son with the woman. He was never there for me and my sisters and...

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Cheated My Love

© more by Tanya

Published by Family Friend Poems May 2010 with permission of the Author.

Growing up was tough because of you
You left and didn't care what I went through
Without you, I survived and grew

You were supposed to be my dad
but your actions were so bad
when I succeed you are never glad

You never tried to care
Never gave me your love to share
To forgive you I would never dare
Treated me so unfair
when I needed you, you weren't there

I don't trust the world because of what you did
I don't believe anything you ever said

All you ever did was lie
Always made me cry
You were why I wanted to die
You'll never stop you won't even try

You are so cruel
Treated me like I was your fool
Never took me to my first day of school

I want you out of my life
Go be happy with your new wife

I have resentment towards you
I hate who you are
Stay away, stay far

You make me sick
I can't stand your voice
I hate you for making the wrong choice


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  • Chloe Cox by Chloe Cox
  • 5 years ago

Hi, I'm 15 and my dad left 2 years ago, just a month after my mom's dad died. We found out he was having an affair and had a son with the woman. He was never there for me and my sisters and we are better off without him. I've learned not to be angry because they don't care. You need to move on and forget about all these people hurting us.

  • Isokisok by Isokisok
  • 9 years ago

My dad is doing the same thing cheating on my mother. He was never really there for me or my mom and brothers and sister. He left his family for a scum! I don't know if he's done this more than once or not. But I do know one thing I (and you guys) have to forgive your dad. Just like Jesus forgives us. You don't have to see or talk to him just forgive him because if you don't YOU won't go to heaven because of him. I pray about it and it helps me. Yall should try it to! I still think he's scum and is nasty but I'm not going to let him ruin my life. You should do the same.

  • Bryanna by Bryanna
  • 10 years ago

My dad was never there for my 3 brothers and I. He was a complete jerk I will never forgive him. He was an alcoholic my house life never came to anything. Since day one my mom was always so depressed. When I was 5 my mom would wake us up because we had to go chase my drunk dad down. In middle school my dad went to prison for 2 and half years and told me he was a changed man he lied like every other time he has. Also with all this going on he was a cheater always there for his girlfriend and her kids. My brothers and I were never good enough for him. Then today he doesn't have the same girlfriend he has another one that he cheated on. It's just one big circle that never ends and I know it will never end until that day I move out. I almost killed myself because of this man. I went to his girlfriends house when he was there and told him to burn in hell and he is my father not my dad and I left. I told my mom what happen and my mom called him and I supposedly lied about the whole thing. That man will never have a daughter of his own because I know I'm not his.

  • Leighann H by Leighann H
  • 11 years ago

This really touched my heart. Just keep on fighting and you'll get through.

  • Kailee.B by Kailee.B
  • 11 years ago

My dad left me 1 year and 4 months ago, never cared about and lied all the time. Over the years of when I was growing up I found out the truth to his lies and finally I decided I couldn't handle it so I told him and he left with out a care in the world. He was never happy of what I did, never came to any of my volleyball, basketball, soccer games, or band concerts. I pray and cry for him to come back and tell me the truth but in my heart I know I don't want him in my life or talk to him. I thought growing up without a dad was going to be a easy thing at first but really it isn't.

  • Yitokh by Yitokh, New York
  • 12 years ago

I know how it feels when my mom was pregnant my dad didn't want me. He was cheating on my mom. My dad asked my mom do you want abortion I'll pay for it and she said no you can leave but I am keeping the child.....

  • Tia by Tia, Alberta
  • 12 years ago

My dad abandoned my sister and I almost two years ago. It's still a war with him. He'd rather run off with his whore of a girlfriend and get stoned. Your poem really helped me feel secure, and that I'm not alone. I will never forgive him for what he's done. Being a father isn't a right.. It's something they have to earn and stick to... some men shouldn't become fathers.

  • Kristine by Kristine, Colorado
  • 12 years ago

This is the same way it was with my dad. I really thank you for writing this. You got the words I have been trying to get out for the longest time now. thank you so much.

  • Rachel by Rachel, Texas
  • 12 years ago

I'm 14 years old and I have already had 3 "dads" in my life. My biological father never wanted anything to do with me. My 1st step-dad turned out to be a sex offender. Then my current step-dad is basically trying to steal her from me and my 4 siblings. It hurts me that I've never had a good father figure. I think every little girl wants a dad to look up to. I have my mom and she has raised me the best she could while supporting my siblings and I all by herself. I never got to have bedtime stories from her and sometimes she was so tired that she didn't even have time to tuck me in. I know that she left my biological father because he was an abusive drunk, and it is his fault that I missed out on the things that my friends take for granted. My 1st dad tried to come back into my life 4 years ago and it didn't work out. He doesn't pay any support and my mom supports us the best she can. I love her with all my heart, but I still wish I had 2 parents with all my heart.

  • Merissa Graden by Merissa Graden
  • 12 years ago

I have managed to forgive my real dad but he still treats me like crap sometimes he only wants me when its convenient for him. My Step dad that raised me on the other hand I have yet to forgive after fourteen years of being my dad he up and abandons me and never talks to me that was four years ago. The step dad I have now thinks he can lord over me. This poem reminds me of this so much, but I know that my grandpa will always be my daddy!

  • Shannon by Shannon
  • 13 years ago

This poem reminds me of my dad. Guys are just low-life scum. I learned that early off. My dad left when I was 6 saying, "dead baby-girl, you're nothing, not a princess, nor fairy. You're a worthless waste of anyone's time. Bye"
I know how abandonment feels. I'm one of y'all..:(

  • Rayella by Rayella
  • 13 years ago

When I was 9 till I was 11 I watched my dad cheat on my mom and get drunk everyday. I had a dad... but I soon disowned him. so now I live in fear of falling in love or letting a new step dad in my life.

  • Erika by Erika, Texas
  • 13 years ago

I relate a lot to this poem. I feel your pain, my dad and my mom got a divorce when I was six and I couldn't understand why. I loved my father with all my heart but he had a drug problem. He would beat me and my mom. He never cared for me, he never loved me. Now that I'm a teenager I understand why mom did what she did. I hate my dad with all my heart. He brought a lot of pain to me. He is the reason I suffer. And it makes me sad to think that he was never there. He did'nt care .He lost out on my childhood, but that's my parents fault. I hate my parents because its not my fault any of this happened. I feel your misery, because I, like you, hate my father for ruining my life.

  • Erin by Erin, Oklahoma
  • 13 years ago

I know how you feel, Ever since I was five I have been playing softball, my dad put all these crazy ideas into my head about going to college and then I would take it one more step up and say the Olympics. Year after year that was my dream until I tore a ligament in my arm and everything started to go downward from there. We thought it had healed and so he put me out there again and it just got worse and worse until I told him that I had had enough. I can't pick up my baby nieces with my right arm at all, and when I'm older I won't be able to hold my own child with out worrying. Ever since then almost 6 months ago, all I am to him is a disappointment. When I told my mom that my arm was still hurting and getting worse, he asked that if we got my surgery if I would play again. Then he corrected himself and said; "You are playing again." So..I know how you feel. He only loves me when I can play sports. Other than that, I'm nobody.

  • Twice South Africa by Twice South Africa
  • 13 years ago

Sad, I managed to forgive my dad & give him another chance, please fathers take care of your kids.

  • Moirra Brunson by Moirra Brunson
  • 13 years ago

When I read through this I couldn't stop thinking of my father. Since I was little things were tough because he wasted all the money on whores and drinking. But for some on godly reason I chose to live with him when my mother left him. From then on he treated me like crap. Then he got a new wife. Then I was the black sheep... He and I would get into fights all the time, but once he made me cry he would say "oh it's alright I forgive you...Now go to your room!" I tried to commit suicide while I lived there... (Obviously it didn't work otherwise this would be weird...) I finally moved out and am living with my mom, but now I have major trust issues even with my family... whenever I heard him see his name or his truck I feel sick inside with rage hatred and hurt....
After I read this poem I finally told Him how much I hate him for making my life miserable.
Whether you know it or not you gave me the courage I wasn't able to muster in all of my years.
For that I thank you.

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