Divorce Poem

A 13-year-old girl with a powerful lesson about abandonment from her dad after her parents got divorced.

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I could not stop crying and sobbing after having read this sincere and moving poem as well as the readers' comments. So many precious young lives shattered, a whirlpool of disappointment! It...

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Daddy, I'm Still Your Kid

© more by Veronika J.

Published by Family Friend Poems February 2008 with permission of the Author.

It happened six months ago
Though it seems like yesterday
I remember it clearly
It was a cold autumn day
You told me you loved me
Then left through the door
Three bags and a suitcase was all you carried
As you got in your car and drove more and more
Wet tears ran down my cheek
As I heard your last car beep
I knew the fun times and the games were over
No more kisses at night, no more bear hugs when I'm sober
No more laughing in front of a warm blazing fire
No, none of that because you're a cold-hearted liar
For 13 years you only cheated and swore
You weren't the daddy figure I would adore
You tried your best to be a good dad
But somehow at the end of the day I would end up being sad
When I was younger it was easier
I was put into your arms and you held me tight
You would never let go if I were scared at night
But all those moments are just pale memories
Because of you I was left on the bottom of a hole
I had to find my own way out.
It wasn't easy, but I survived
Because my mum and my sister were by my side
I have just one more thing to say
As you live with your new wife, just remember
You gave a 13-year-old girl life
And it doesn't matter what you feel or did
She is still your little kid.


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  • Ines Spen by Ines Spen
  • 6 years ago

I could not stop crying and sobbing after having read this sincere and moving poem as well as the readers' comments. So many precious young lives shattered, a whirlpool of disappointment! It is painful to admit that I share this story. Unwanted divorce after nearly three decades of marriage: my husband decided to tell me that I was no longer his wife on the very day of my mother's funeral. Our three kids in disbelief witnessed the too sudden arrival of Daddy's new wife and a new child. My youngest daughter, eleven at the time, stopped communicating with her schoolmates, kept hiding her feelings from everyone. She would spend hours in her room drawing her favorite animals with sad faces, tears in their eyes, scars on their bodies. A year of therapy somewhat helped her. Now, three years after the divorce, when children and I talk about their plans for the future, I clearly see that they are afraid of starting romantic relationships. Daddy, why? You were supposed to be their stronghold!

  • Asive by Asive
  • 7 years ago

I don't know my parents. My mother died when I was a toddler, and my father left me. Wish they were still here so I could feel their love. Wish my father one day will remember me, his daughter. Wish I could be like other children who have parents.

I was touched with this poem, I really feel bad for all little children whom do not get to spend time with a parent. There has to be some reality to these such writings.

  • Amy by Amy
  • 8 years ago

Thank you for this poem. My parents got divorced a year ago and it's still difficult for me to get used to. When I was little, I never thought it would happen. I didn't know what was happening and then before I knew it, dad left. After that, I found out the truth. I realized who my dad really was and it makes everything seem like a lie. With all my memories, I now have a deeper meaning to it, another side to the story that I didn't know existed. That deep down, they weren't happy and my dad wasn't who he seemed. I saw everything in a whole new light and it both crushed me and helped me to grow and realize the truth. This poem is my story. Thank you for writing and sharing this. It's nice to finally know I'm not alone. Thank you

  • Carisa8281 by Carisa8281
  • 8 years ago

I can relate to this in the sense that my mum got pregnant when I was 16 and when he found out, he left.

  • Amy by Amy
  • 8 years ago

This poem basically describes my situation. My parents got divorced a year ago. I didn't know what was happening and then one day, my dad left. After that, my eyes were opened and I saw my dad in a new light and I found out the truth and who he really was. It makes everything seem like a lie and that there was a whole other story that comes with my memories. That hidden from my sight, they weren't happy and my dad wasn't what he seemed. Thank you for this poem. It makes it seem better to know that I'm not alone and that there's finally someone who understands. We're doing an assessment on poetry and I would really like to use this if they let me. Thank you

  • Dyanne by Dyanne, El Paso Tx
  • 9 years ago

My parents got divorced when I was 4 years old an now I'm 19. It still hurt every time I hear parents arguing because it reminds me of mine.

  • No Name Please by No Name Please, Indiana
  • 9 years ago

My parents broke up when I was 4 and I'm 13 now. It still hurts and left a hole in my heart. My parents aren't as bad off as the parents are in the poem, but it is still very touching. I know what toll divorce can take on a family! And a child!

  • Patricia Payne by Patricia Payne
  • 8 years ago

Thank you for expressing your feelings about your parent's divorce. I divorced when my children were 11 and 17. I thought they are older and the divorce will not bother them. Little did I know the divorce was very hard on them. One day after years of arguing and verbal abuse their father left and never came back. It has taken me years to see the damage done by two people being so immature and marrying and then having children. It's devastating to say the least. My son divorced when his children were 3 and 1. It is heartbreaking to just think of all these two beautiful kids have been through it is so sad. Oh how I wish I could go back in time and know what I know now. Trust in God to get you through these terrible times. Thanks again for sharing your story.

  • Stacie by Stacie, NM
  • 11 years ago

This was a really touching poem. My dad left when I as three and has "tried" to be in my life. He never calls or even tries to talk to me so all my life I've been running to him and I've always been the one making an effort to talk to him. But I'm done trying to be daddy's little girl when daddy doesn't care at all. So I'm so sorry to everybody who has lost or been hurt, abandoned or forgotten by their dads. Sorry they suck!!!

  • M by M
  • 12 years ago

I am currently am going through a divorce with 3 yr old and 5 yr old girl. Their father frequently doesn't spend time with them when he is supposed to. The feelings you have expressed are often my biggest fears for them. I just want to thank you for sharing and applaud your bravery.

  • Milly K by Milly K
  • 12 years ago

I am 13 now and my parents split up when I was 8. I remember my dad and mum fighting and my older brother holding my ears closed. We were both scared. Now I live with my mum and brother and I see my dad every so often and I guess I am lucky that I still know him. He has a new life with a girlfriend and her family. I miss him more than I ever have before, and I know how everyone of you feel.

  • Becky Herrera by Becky Herrera, Texas
  • 13 years ago

This poem made me cry. I am nearly 16 years old and my parents divorced when I was 11. My dad cheated on my mom and my mom cheated on my dad. There were many long hard custody battles, domestic violence charges, child abuse charges, and many other things. The fact is they never really stopped long enough to actually care about what we were going through or how we felt. My mother married the man she was with when my parents separated and had a child. Now they are splitting up, but I am glad because of all the pain my sisters and I have all gone through.In a divorce there comes a point were you just get tired of it all and just hope your parents really do split up so the fighting will end. But now after all I have gone through I regret to say that I am actually ashamed to have the parents I do. After this I don't think I can ever marry. As much as I love God and he says to have a partner in life I can not bare to go through the same pain, or even worse let my children go through the same thing I did.

  • Amar Chana by Amar Chana
  • 14 years ago

I think it has a good feeling of rhythm to the poem and it was very touching to me :(

  • Sara by Sara, Vista
  • 14 years ago

I am 14 and I am the oldest out of five kids, and are dad is just leaving us. It is so hard to not show you are sad all the time. But when I read this poem I cried and cried, I loved this poem so much because it is almost like my life right now. My dad left his for someone else. My mom fought so hard to keep are family together. He wasn't a very good father either though

  • sana by sana
  • 14 years ago

This poem is so touching I hate cheating men ....how can they do this to their families? Don't they fear God at all ?

  • ash by ash
  • 15 years ago

I love this poem. exactly what i'm going through except my dad hasn't left yet. I feel like he will any moment but I hope he doesn't

  • Heather by Heather
  • 15 years ago

I am a 14 year old girl and my dad left me and my mom when I was 10 ... I feel the exact same way you do ... and for once I actually feel like I'm not alone!! thank you !!

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