Depression Poem by Teens

I Hide My Depression From My Dad

Well, my dad always wants to change me. Like I should be a better person. He tells me what I should dress like. He tells me what I should talk like. I just want to make him proud. Except he doesn't understand the real me.

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For My Dad

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Published: March 2009

I'm daddy's little misunderstood
Always wearing my hood
With my headphones in
Never letting you win
When you tell me what to do
But I'm not listening to you

I'm daddy's little baby
And I'm thinking that just maybe
I need to make a good impression
So I hide all this depression
I need to be a better girl
I need to show the world

I'm daddy's little angel so
Just let that go
Because here I stand
Ready for you to understand
That it's time and space I need
Don't worry I need to bleed

I'm daddy's little misunderstood
And I never would
Have let me go so easily
So that I can be me
To leave me alone
You should have known

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  • Matthew by Matthew
  • 3 years ago

I feel the exact same way, my dad tells me the way to do things and I do it to show him I'm a good son but he never acknowledges anything I do, like he wants me to be a good son and I try but the way he acts sometimes tells me I should just stop trying...

  • XXRaven_Oni_ThornXx by XXRaven_Oni_ThornXx
  • 4 years ago

I feel the same way sometimes. My Dad's always saying he loves me and tries to show it but it's the words that were said, "I wish you were never born", "I should have set you up for adoption", "You make me want to kill myself" that scar my mind and make it hard to believe when he says he loves me.

  • Leah by Leah
  • 7 years ago

Thanks for posting this touched me I feel the same way about my dad he never cares about me and left on my birthday

  • Texas by Texas
  • 8 years ago

This is an amazing poem, it relates to me so much

  • Whitni Brandle by Whitni Brandle
  • 8 years ago

I feel the exact way with my mom.. Some parents just don't understand, don't care. But you can't help but love them, even if you never listen and they never listen to you. Hang in there. I'm going through this from a while ago till now. Can't get much worse, can it?

  • David by David
  • 8 years ago

I feel the same way too. He writes a list of things for me to do every day, then drinks his beer and watches his game while I remodel his house.
Sometimes I bleed and I don't hide it. He hasn't noticed and he never will. He's even called me his slave. I feel for you honey. just stay strong n you'll be able to move out soon.

  • Tay by Tay
  • 8 years ago

My dad is the same way. He wants me to be someone I'm not. I love this poem.(:

  • Katherine by Katherine
  • 8 years ago

I feel the same way everytime I read a poem on this website no matter what it is about. I feel like I have a sickness waiting to heal. I feel like I might be depressed because of my bad choices.
I know now I'm not the only one out there who feels like me.

  • Tash by Tash, New Zealand
  • 9 years ago

That poem touched my heart. My father favors my younger brothers over me, and he doesn't hide that. All I have ever wanted was him to love me, to respect me, to understand me. Thank you for your writing, you are a gem.

  • dev by dev
  • 10 years ago

I'm a guy and yet this poem defines my feelings for both my parents

  • anna by anna
  • 10 years ago

this poem almost describes my feels for my dad too!! so I really love this poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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