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 Grieving Daughter

    Poem About a Mother Hating a Child

    She told her daughter she hated her and wished she was never born.
    She didn't even seem to care that the child's heart was torn.
    She blamed child for all of her heartache and pain.
    Did she realize emotional abuse can drive a child insane....

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    I have been in foster care for 3 years now. I entered the system due to major abuse when I was 14 (I'm 17 now). Since then I have been to 5 foster homes and I soon will be entering my 6th due...

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  3. 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 parents also had me when they were still in school. I don't understand what happened, but my dad hasn't said anything about their break up. According to granny, my mum left me when I was...

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  4. Daddy Why?

    • By Heidi A. Hopson
    • Published: February 2006
    Heartbreaking Poem From Daughter To Father

    You were my dad that I once knew,
    But little do you know the pain you put me through.
    I've grown up and realized
    That your life is nothing but one thousand lies.

    Heartbreaking Poem From Daughter To Father, Daddy Why?

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    My daughter's father abandoned her from the moment he knew I was pregnant. He's a doctor. I've been to court, and still he gets away with it all. She's 7 months old and he never made an...

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  6. 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.
    Everyday I dream of how perfect my life would be if you were here....

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    This poem it home. I have been dealing with the realization that I'm the child with the father who gave up on her for other children. It's the worst pain I have we dealt with and at 27, it...

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  7. Dad

    • By Jacqueline M. Smith
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Needing Father's Love

    All those times I cried for you, you never came
    Out of all the sports I played
    You never showed up at one game
    All of the awards I received...

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    My father died when I was 12 and he died suffering from liver cancer. Before he died, he promised me he will put me in a football academy school and I live without him just like a boy with no...

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  8. What Did I Do?

    • By Krista N. Davis
    • Published: February 28, 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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    The poem touched my mind a lot. The poem is about woe and sorrow. The poet has nicely expressed and will surely catch the mind of a reader. To do something good for the others is a great...

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  10. Daddy Wasn't There

    • By Deven T. Smith
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem Thanking Mom For Being There

    You were there when I needed you
    to catch me if I'd fall
    But daddy didn't love me
    he didn't care at all...

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    I grew up not knowing that I have a dad, because my dad left me when I was 4 months old and he never cared about me. My mom told me this year, and I looked for him and I found him, but he...

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  11. 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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    My name is Cadence. When I was born my daddy was not there. After a while my mom and my dad were not there either. I hate my dad. He didn't want anything to do with me, but now he does, so I...

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  12. Dad Where Are You Now?

    • By Vannessa
    • Published: November 2011

    Since from my first steps,
    To the broken promises you've never kept.
    From My first dance,
    To your last chance....

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    This story hit close to home because my father left before I was born. But he kept in touch with my mom and sent me a ring before never talking to me again. Soon my mother married and I was...

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  13. The Girl You Left Behind

    One day,
    You walked out
    Of my life,
    Without saying a word...

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    This poem brings me so close to tears. Thank you for sharing it and bless the author and all who read this poem and who identify with its message.

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