Abandonment Poem

Poem About Feeling Lonely Because Father Left

A father not there for his daughter. He misses all her happy moments and sadness too. He leaves her scarred for not being in her life. Her leaves her.

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Hugs and prayers for peace and recovery for anyone who has experienced abandonment. I hope for a beautiful future for all of you, of which you are so deserving.

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Father Doesn't Bother

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Published: February 2006

My father doesn't bother to write or contact me.
I wonder what the reason is for him not wanting me.
I thought you said you cared.
You left me here little, alone, and scared.
I would have been much better off
If you had stayed over here with me.
Instead of saying those things you said,
I worked so hard not to care.
I just feel so sad, lonely, and blue
If only you knew all the things I've been through.
I'm sure it would have tempted you with a reason to stay,
all you left me was a chill.
Now my heart is empty still.
Was it so hard to love your child?
I'm sure you had to leave the state.
I hope you know you made my fate.
My fate of not feeling worthly of love.
So if I ever see you again,
I'll read you the title of this poem,
I'll turn the other way and say,
My Father doesn't bother.

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  • by Kat, Chicago
  • 2 years ago

Hugs and prayers for peace and recovery for anyone who has experienced abandonment. I hope for a beautiful future for all of you, of which you are so deserving.

  • by Phaidra, New Hampshire
  • 3 years ago

I didn't know my father growing up. I met him when I was 17. My mom had passed away when I was 1. No one to told me of his whereabouts but her. I had a picture and a name. It's a start right? I searched high and low for him. Put his name into every search engine I could find. Then one day, I found him...on Facebook. The nervousness in my stomach as I messaged him was so strong, I started to cry. He quickly messaged me back and said that he realized who I was. He said I was the spitting image of him. Go figure. He spent two years after that making me feel like I was finally complete...until one day, he told me that there is no way I was his child. It crushed my spirit. It broke my heart into a million pieces. I still try, to this day, to talk to him. I have gotten to the point where I have no idea what to do anymore.

  • by Naomie
  • 5 years ago

My dad left when I was one. I don't even know his name. My mom left, came back, married my stepdad, had a baby, left him when he was 6 months old and me again when I was six. She lives in Pennsylvania and had another baby with someone I don't know. I'm only 11 but I made it through this. I was on the phone with my bf when I read this and I couldn't help but burst into tears.

  • by callie
  • 9 years ago

I have a father who has never been for me. even though I lived with him for 14 years he was never there for me. I don't know my mom only know her name and my father just never cared. even though I hurt from him I still keep my head up. my brother died in 2007 cause he committed suicide and that was the first time I saw my father in over a year. he told me that he loved me and for once I believed him but then he never tried to talk to me or write or anything. One day I will have a father daughter relationship before I loose him like I lost my brother.

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