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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    Hi Macy,
    You wrote this a long time ago. I am only seeing this now. Maybe you are 18 already, I don't know, but what you said made me cry. The life you have lived so far, you did not...

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  3. Daddy Why?

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

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    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.

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    Wow. I can relate. My father has left and come back about 5 times, and all 5 times we've taken him back. He would stay about a week until he and my mom would have a fight (here 1 week, gone 2...

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  4. 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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    I understand what you are going through. I have been there. I have three brothers who live with her. I now live with my dad and have been for the last 5 years. Sometimes it’s hard, but...

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  6. 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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    This poem touches me in so many ways. Today is my late father's birthday. He recently passed away before Christmas 2017. It may seem strange, but I still yearn for my father's love and...

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  7. 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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  8. 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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    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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  10. 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 father left before I was born, but growing up I didn't know that he did. Instead, my mother lies to me and made me think some guy she was with was my father, so when I did find out I felt...

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  11. 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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  12. Guilt

    • By Jessica Laughary
    • Published: February 2006
    Poem About Father Not Being Involved

    Promises stitched carefully
    Like an old worn out quilt
    sewn only to soothe
    all your mountains of guilt...

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    I'm writing this for all the girls in the world, all the girls who feel like me, like their daddy couldn't hear them. I give each and every one of y'all props, figuring life without pops....

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  13. 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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