Poem about Life Struggles

Poem About Growing Up Too Fast

I was a little girl when I was adopted by my dad. My biological father was in prison. When I was 9 or 10, my adopted father left us as well. The pain I felt was excruciating. Watching my mom hurt for so long hurt me as well. My mom worked all the time, so I had to step up and take care of things while she was gone. I cleaned the house, cooked, and watched my baby brother so she could make enough money for us to live on while still finding time to keep my grades up. I felt the LOVE from my "dad" was a LIE!

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As a child, I grew up without a father, so I know how it feels to be left alone most night because mum had work. When I cried there was no shoulder to cry on. I miss my dad dearly, but I'm...

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Published: June 2015

All of my life
I was living in a lie.
It seems that my childhood
has flown right by.
My daddy walked out,
and I had nowhere to cry.
I had to stay strong
so my spirit wouldn't die.
Now I've grown up too fast
trying to make this life last.
I push to move forward,
but I'm stuck in my past.
Tell me, what's a girl to do?
Forget about it through and through?
That's not something I can do.
What's done is done,
Ain't that the truth?

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  • by Hamza Farooqi
  • 11 months ago

It's really heart touching. I feel very sad while reciting this poem.

  • by Aaliyah
  • 1 year ago

As a child, I grew up without a father, so I know how it feels to be left alone most night because mum had work. When I cried there was no shoulder to cry on. I miss my dad dearly, but I'm now 44 and I still haven't seen my dad.

  • by Lerato
  • 1 year ago

My heart is full of pain. I wonder every night whether I am going to wake up the next morning. As they say, God knows the plans he has for you. Still, my heart cries for a father's love, a father's touch and guidance. I guess it's life and there is nothing I can do.

  • by Ben
  • 2 years ago

I love it! I think it's too personal but it touches most of the children who are raised by single parents.

  • by Brittany Rivera
  • 3 years ago

Beautiful poem. I love it. I love the rhyming. One of my favorites.

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