Abandonment Poem

A girl cries out for the loss of her father who has left her life. All she wants is to be daddy's little girl.

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Your poem hit the nail on the head. My ex did this to our daughter while in her early twenties. She is 34 now, and the pain of being erased in his life for his new family has caused nothing...

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Daddy's Little Girl

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Published: February 2006

Broken promises and sad goodbyes you left me standing all alone with tears in the well of my eyes.
In the blink of an eye, you turned your back and walked away;
often I wonder if I'm the reason you didn't stay.
Everyday I dream of how perfect my life would be if you were here.
You could be my everlasting sheild and protect me from all my fears.
Or whenever I'm down you would hold me in your arms and wipe away my tears.
But deep in my heart I know it will never be;
that you would walk back into my life and never leave me.
Birthdays, Graduations, Prom:
you've missed it all.
And it hurts so much because you didn't even bother to call.
The truth is I need you here in my life.
When I get married, I want you there to give me away to become a wife.
And when I graduate I want to see that look of satisfaction on your face.
I don't want another man to take your place.
For there's nothing I want more in this world than to just be daddy's little girl.

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  • by Kember Kilgore
  • 4 months ago

Your poem hit the nail on the head. My ex did this to our daughter while in her early twenties. She is 34 now, and the pain of being erased in his life for his new family has caused nothing but problems for her, for us. She has a ton of issues, and the pain behind each one is justified, but not the fact that she refuses to deal with it. The rejection is alive and well and will never go away if she allows it to rule her life. And it has found a home in my heart as well, a deep, burning, hot pain that I can't fix. I have tried to fix it by talking to him, even his selfish young new wife, but all to no avail. He still has letters from me when we were in high school. His wife knows, so I believe that he has harbored his own broken heart all these years and has chosen to take it all out on our child. God forgive him please, because I know he will have to answer for his decision to punish an innocent child. Therapy works for a short time, but the ache always comes back.

  • by Diana NC
  • 4 years ago

This poem it home. I have been dealing with the realization that I'm the child with the father who gave up on her for other children. It's the worst pain I have we dealt with and at 27, it feels like a knife cutting through me. My dad was never there when it mattered and his famous line were "I'm sorry I can't, I'm working" or he never picked the phone just to avoid talking to me. He has 4 other children, including an adopted son by his wife. I don't hate them, but I do have strong feelings as to why they get him but I was born first. They stole MY dad from me. Wait, you can't miss what was never yours. He was never my dad. Silly me, a last name and blood doesn't matter to a person who doesn't want you.

  • by Dee, Uk
  • 2 years ago

I'm 45, I've suffered my dad preferring his 'new' family to me...still hurts... Age is irrelevant. Will always hurt X

  • by Alexis Bixby
  • 4 years ago

2 days ago my daddy walked away from us and I am so hurt right now! I MISS YOU DADDY

  • by Maryland
  • 6 years ago

This made me cry, my dad was hardly around when I was little. He died when I was 12 years old. He didn't see me get married and have two children. He wasn't there for my divorce and help me go through it. Now my kids are going through it too. Their dad never calls to talk to them even on their b-day. He only sees them once a month for now. I am afraid that it will not even be that soon. He is going to marry someone who doesn't do kids. My daughter was and is daddy's little girl. He can do no wrong in her eyes. I feel she will one day repeat to him of what this poem it saying.

  • by Shanna, Wisconsin
  • 7 years ago

Umm I love this poem because well that's how I feel. Like when I was one years old my dad left because my mom and him were always fighting. So I never knew him. Then when I was 4 years old my mom got married (she was never married to my dad) and I always thought he was my dad until my mom just randomly showed me his house. I didn't understand because I was only 7 but I just lived a life of lies. I am now 13 and I have still never met my dad and I think about the future like is he going to be there when something important comes up or are his two sons that he had with his wife more important then me his only daughter?! I wish he would come back for me and thanks to your poem it really made me realize that I need a dad and that I want him to be there for my wedding and graduation. Thanks

  • by Marisol. Texas
  • 7 years ago

This is the first poem that describes the relationship with my dad. You write beautifully, and I hope that things will get better between you and your father.

  • by Lakandace Harris
  • 7 years ago

Thank you for the comments and for sharing your stories -Amanda and Ashely! I wrote this when I was 15 years old (I'm 23 now) and it definitely helped me to release all the hurt that I'd been holding in for years. It's important to vent your feelings no matter how painful it may seem because holding it in will only hurt you in the long run. If you have the right attitude you can take a negative and turn it into a positive...let it be your motivation to do greater things and to show them "look what I accomplished!!" Forgive them so that you can move on w/ your life :) God bless!

  • by Amanda
  • 8 years ago

This poem really touched my heart. I can relate to your poem and your words. My father also walked out on me as well. I met him for the first time when I was six and I saw him once in awhile, but it really hit me how much he didn't care about me when I nearly got kicked out of my house and my mom told me to ask him if I could live with him and he told me that my step mom comes before his own daughter.

  • by Ashley, PA
  • 8 years ago

When I was little my father left. I often hoped that he would come back and I thought it would make my life perfect. I knew my mother had moved on when she got remarried, and I knew she was happier without my dad. I used to see him on the weekends, and slowly he made up excuses not to see my sisters and me. Then the visits stopped all together about four years ago. I haven't seen him much since and he doesn't do more than call every few years. How lame is that? Now I am a junior in high school, and when he does manage a simple call, I want to yell and scream for all the things he put us through. But in the end all I can manage is cry. I always thought I was DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL, and now I can hardly understand the stranger who called a few weeks ago.

  • by Aletta Eva
  • 8 years ago

I so hear you sister! You definately know how to write with emotion!

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