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. 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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    • Stories 16
    • Shares 88
    • Favorited 36
    • Votes 731
    • Rating 4.59
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  3. 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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    • Stories 18
    • Shares 37
    • Favorited 26
    • Votes 609
    • Rating 4.59
  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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    • Stories 87
    • Shares 66
    • Favorited 40
    • Votes 1772
    • Rating 4.57
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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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    • Stories 10
    • Shares 32
    • Favorited 14
    • Votes 383
    • Rating 4.55
  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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    • Stories 28
    • Shares 46
    • Favorited 18
    • Votes 1032
    • Rating 4.53
  8. 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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    • Stories 22
    • Shares 30
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 840
    • Rating 4.52
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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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    • Stories 27
    • Shares 25
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 877
    • Rating 4.52
  11. 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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    • Stories 4
    • Shares 20
    • Favorited 1
    • Votes 48
    • Rating 4.52
  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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 7
    • Favorited 6
    • Votes 291
    • Rating 4.50
  13. 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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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 7
    • Favorited 7
    • Votes 110
    • Rating 4.45

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