Abandonment Poem by Teens

I was only 15 months old when my mom left me. My dad wouldn't let me spend the night with her until I was 5 because she would always take me to someone else's house and leave me there. I cry sometimes still, but I have another mom who is much better.

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You Left Me For No Reason

© more by Hannah Smallwood

Published: March 2012

You had me, you left me, you never cared.
I was your second child and still you weren't prepared.

On the lonely nights when I was sad,
You were the one who made me feel bad.

You were never there to wipe my tears.
You weren't there for me throughout the years.

When I was lonely, you weren't there.
I guess that's because you didn't care.

I could never forgive you for what you did,
Because sometimes I wished I was dead.

Without a mother, I was lost and confused.
If parenting were a contest, you would lose.

Call me or write me, you never did.
How could you do that to your own kid?

You had me, you left me, you never cared,
You are the reason that I was scared.

All those days that I've been upset
Will soon become your biggest regret.

You never even called just to say hi.
You never even called just to say goodbye.

Years and years passed and still no word.
The words I love you I never heard.

When I was sick, you didn't comfort me.
When I was hurt, you didn't bandage me.

I don't want you to be a part of my life,
No matter how many times you apologize.

I'm just gonna pretend like you didn't even exist,
Because you didn't even give me one last kiss.

You had me, you left me, you never cared.
My most important memories we never shared.

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  • Hunter by Hunter
  • 7 months ago

I can totally relate to this. Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I had to fight to hold them back. My dad and mom left me at the age of 5. They divorced, and I was left. I had no idea what was happening. All I know is I had to provide for my siblings. I was abused. In fact, the last thing I remember about my dad was being thrown in the trunk of a car by him. After that, he left and haven't seen him since. A kid needs a father figure. He's missed the most important years of mine. To this day, I ask why. Why did they have to leave? Why was I abandoned? God bless. You're not alone. We will make it through this fight together, all of us.

  • Heather by Heather
  • 2 years ago

My baby cousin's mom abandoned him and beats him. His name is Ryland. His dad (my cousin) couldn't care less. Everyone's too afraid to do anything, but I'm not. I'd rather die than him. Ryland's autistic so he can't talk and he's mentally like an infant.

  • Ansley  Nelson by Ansley Nelson, Greenville Al
  • 5 years ago

My friend was diagnosed with the worst cancer there is.
I had no idea I saw it on Facebook , I cried and thought of all the bad things.
I thought about how I wasn't there when you needed me .
She is allergic to her chemo . So she can't take it .
So she is probably not gonna make it.
She has been my friend since 2004 .
I don't know I would do without my friend Montana.
She has no hair and is insecure so she doesn't talk to anyone .
So I am scared the one day someone will say she died and I haven't got to to talk to her.
Please pray for Montana!



I can relate to your words. I was an unplanned child, and when I was born I was transported to a "Children's Home" for the first 3 1/2 years of my life. I remember crying within the confines of a cold steel barred cot that I was placed into. I can still remember, even at such a young age, just wanting hugs and to feel I was loved. It didn't happen. To this day, so many years later, that is still something I have never felt. But we have to survive the best way we can. To nurture within ourselves a type of self esteem, confidence and belief that we can achieve our dreams, finally.

  • Quebec by Quebec
  • 5 years ago

Hannah, your story brought tears to my heart.

  • Camille Richardson by Camille Richardson
  • 6 years ago

Straight from birth my parents gave me up for adoption. For seventeen years the painful question of why has haunted me. The hope that at least one of them are out there looking for me as hard as I'm looking for them, but I know they're probably not. This poem touched me deeply and I had to fight back tears as I read it. God bless you and keep doing what you're doing.

  • Hannah Rhodes by Hannah Rhodes, Arkansas
  • 6 years ago

This is the same way I feel exact my mother had time for my older sister but never for me she forced me to do drugs and she didn't to my sister. She hasn't said anything to me in 8 years I'm 16 years old my sister is 23 years old. it hurts and this story/poem explains exactly how I feel.

  • Rachel Ulloa by Rachel Ulloa
  • 6 years ago

I've never gone through not having a parent, and hopefully never will, but this poem still brought tears to my eyes.

  • Vivian by Vivian, Las Vegas
  • 7 years ago

When you were born I gently kissed you on your cheek. I never left you, you were taking away from me. Then you were giving a new mommy she took my place in your heart. and my heart was broken the years have gone by but my love for you never faded away. This poem brought tears to my eyes and pain to my heart.

This is a poem that I wrote with feeling and I am thankful that it touched you guys hearts. I appreciate you feedback:)

  • Sahnya by Sahnya, Ireland
  • 7 years ago

I went and I am still going through the same think. When I stopped letting my Mom use me against my Dad she left me. Sometimes the pain is crippling. I can't stop wondering what it was that caused her not to care about me. Because of this I have serious trust issues, I'm sure that everyone is going to turn their back on me.
But, just yesterday I opened up to someone outside my family who I really love. I often imagine that she is my Mom, even though it's childish (I'm 17) it makes it easier to get to sleep at night! I think I expected her to blow me of, but she didn't, she spoke to me about it. And one of the most important things she said was that you can't change the past. It is what it is. And although I still blame myself for most things, I think I have realized that I only have control over the present and future.
One day I will not be broken anymore, not today or tomorrow, but one day.

  • Melany by Melany
  • 8 years ago

My father left me and my mom before I was even born , I grew up with out knowing him or what he looked like, every birthday I would cry myself to sleep wishing he will be on my next one, but I'm 16 now and I know it will never happen.

  • Samantha by Samantha
  • 8 years ago

My mom beat me and was gone every day and now I live with my grandmother who says everything is my fault and how much she hates me, it hurts, deeply. But there's nothing I can do but cry. I don't show my weaknesses to them I promised myself I wouldn't. They don't even know I was raped when I was ten. This poem has brought tears to my eyes that I must hold back. Thank you!

  • Shana Rose by Shana Rose
  • 4 years ago

Have you told anyone you have been raped?
You really need to tell someone about that.
And if you can, try to go to a runaway children's home.
It may help a lot. I pray for you, and hope you will be OK.
Lots of love,
Shana

  • Melissa ; Hartford by Melissa ; Hartford
  • 8 years ago

This poem brought tears to my eyes. I've been through the same thing except my mom left when I was 3 weeks old

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