Abandonment Poems

Poems about Abandonment and Loss

Family is who we look to when we need help. We expect our parents to raise us, our grandparents to love us, and our brothers and sisters to always be there for us when the chips are down. They are our blood and we depend on that connection. When a family member doesn't live up to our expectations we feel abandoned. When a parent, grandparent or older brother or sister puts their needs in front of our own, we feel abandoned and alone. In such a case, we are likely to feel sad, alone and angry.

Poems from children about feelings of neglect

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  1. A Lost Promise

    • By Jacqueline Uvalle
    • Published: February 2006
    My Dad Abandoned Me Poem

    I am not the way I used to be.
    I am stronger and wiser, as you can see.
    Remember my words, my father said,
    As he cradled me up and laid me to bed.

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    Hey, the same thing happened to me. I thought I was the only one. The man I grew up with wasn't my real dad, but I always thought he was. My mom wasn't even the one to tell me that he wasn't;...

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  3. Innocence Lost

    • By Jennifer Harrison
    • Published: April 2015
    Poem About A Difficult Childhood

    I don't like it when people fight.
    My mom and dad do every night.
    I lie in bed and pretend to be asleep.
    My mom looks in; I don't make a peep.

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    I can't sleep. I can't eat, I can't even place a smile on my face. A mom and dad nowhere to be found. Why come? You don’t want me. I’m always pushing away the good and bringing closer the...

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  4. The Shadow You Cast

    • By Reece Lennox
    • Published: May 6, 2022
    A Mother Leaving Her Son

    Dear mother of mine
    Was I ever worth your time?
    My fragile heart yearns for your unconditional love
    A feeling that I'm deprived of

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  6. What Did I Do?

    • By Krista N. Davis
    • Published: February 2017
    A Little Girl Trying To Understand Why Her Mom Left

    I wake up every morning to a sky so blue
    And wonder, what did I do?
    I sit in my classroom only to daydream about you.
    Wondering, what did I do?

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    I made the same decision you did. I wanted them to have some kind of stability and normalcy in their life. I was selling, using, cooking, etc. The danger I put myself in was enough, but to...

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  7. My Feelings To You

    • By Katarina Alexa Arruda
    • Published: June 2007
    Abandoned By Mom Poem

    Behind your shadow,
    I stand and fall.
    It's a tough battle,
    In which I feel so small.

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    My mom abandoned my brother and me. When I was only 11 and my brother was only 10, I took care of him and my little niece and nephew when my mom went out and did her drugs. She'd tell me...

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  8. What It's Like

    • By Alyssa
    • Published: January 2017
    Turning To God When Family Walks Away

    Do you know what it's like
    to feel so alone?
    No mom, no dad,
    no house to call a home.

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    I lost my job in 2016. Fast forward to 2018, and my life took a turn for the worse. My wife abandoned me. I lost all. I was kicked out of the house. I was renting, and now even the friend who...

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  10. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By LaKandace Harris
    • 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.

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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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  11. Dear Mom

    • By Jonah
    • Published: February 2017
    An Absent Mother Who Left Her Children

    Dear Mom,
    Have you forgotten?

    Sitting, waiting, hoping

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  12. You're Not My Father

    • By Kristin K. Hudson
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Hatred Toward Father

    To have your last name
    makes me ill.
    You make me so angry
    I want to kill!

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    I'm so glad I was able to find my poem again after so long. Thank you for everyone's kind words. In 2012, my maternal older brother paid for my father’s bus ticket to spend a week where I...

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  13. A Story In The Stanzas (Daddy, Daddy)

    • By Leigh Robertson
    • Published: November 2011

    He broke me when I was eleven years old
    I knew no worse pain
    I know the truths of the lies he told
    I nearly went insane

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    My girls’ father left us to be with "her" when they were 3, 6 & 7. He worked away enough they did not know what happened but liked their "new mommy." Their happiness was what mattered, so I...

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