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.
39 Poems from children about feelings of neglect
1. Daddy Why?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.
You say that you love me more than I know,
But if that were true, then why doesn't it show?
I know you have her,
And you love her, I'm sure.
But don't forget I'm in your blood too,
But obviously that doesn't mean anything to you.
I remember when I was the twinkle in my daddy's eyes.
Then he left one day without saying goodbye.
You say mom's standing in the way
And all she wants is for you to pay.
Maybe that's true,
But what can I do?
I'm your daughter,
And you're supposed to be my father.
Does that mean anything to you?
But that you'll never see,
And a father you will never be.
If you could see the tears running down my face.
Still the years have passed you can't replace.
So, Dad, I've given up on you, and this time I'll leave.
From this day forward I'll just call you Steve.Latest Shared Story
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...
Poem About Hurt Caused By Father Leaving
I've got scars
that you can't see
scars that have been haunting me.
They are buried deep inside of my heart,
feels as if my world has been torn apart.
I've got scars that you can't see,
the scars of a broken family.
I've got a mother, brother and a sister too, except a father.
That just won't do.
Each day I would close my eyes and pray
that my father would come home and say,
"I love you, my girl. I am home to stay."
I then open my eyes.
Daddy's fading to grey.
Mommy holds me tight and whispers,
"Shhh, maybe another day."
I've got scars.
I wish they would just go away.
Soon they fade,
but scars, forever they stay...Latest Shared Story
Your poem brought tears to my eyes, I know exactly how you feel. My father left when I was 17, I'm now 36 and haven't spoken to him since he left. I know all about the scars and they never...
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.
Sometimes I wish I didn't live here.
I'm a little girl who only feels fear.
When I go to school I put on a big smile.
I pretend things are fine, and it works for a while.
But there are days when I am very sad.
When I've been called names and told that I'm bad,
Then I keep to myself and hide my shame,
For I don't really know who to blame.
I'm scared to have friends come over to play.
I never dare ask if my friends can stay,
For I don't know when they will start.
I'm just a little girl trying to be smart.
The dishes breaking, the yelling, the shouting.
Their fights are ever so mounting.
I'm the innocent victim who feels rejected
Instead of feeling loved and respected.
But maybe if I wish really hard
The memories will ease and I won't be scarred.
When I awaken, maybe my wish will come true.
Out with the old and in with the new.
A new way of living for my parents and I.
There'll be no more tears for the little girl to cry,
But it's really hard on children to grow up like this.
They'll look back on a childhood they really missed.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.
You will someday be a lady with a life of your own,
With someone to love you as I have shown.
I will always be here to lend a hand,
To help you and guide you when you don't understand.
Somehow I believed his words; I'd see
He was not the father he promised to be.
Instead, he was a man who did not care.
My mother was my father because he was never there.
I often cry myself to sleep;
My father's love was not mine to keep.
I miss my father, I won't lie.
Not a single hug or one last goodbye.
He is now a man free to roam,
Not worrying of his family or coming home.
He walked out of my life and never turned my way.
Oh, why Daddy, why didn't you stay?Latest Shared Story
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;...
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
I was foolish to believe your white lies
No longer am I a little boy
With wool over his eyes
To your pain I'm already numb
The sad thing is
The heartache is never done
They say time heals everything
But I don't believe that's true
Because it never brought back you
Never will I forget the past
But I will step out from the shadow you cast
Poem About Wanting Dad Home For Christmas
Every year when Christmas arrives
I cry because you're not here
I want you to come home to me
I pray this every year
I remember the last Christmas
I spent with you that year
We had so much fun and food
And you were so very near
But now you've gone somewhere
And you haven't yet come back
It'll be Christmas again soon
Please come and find me, Dad
I often look out the window
Wondering where you are
Picturing you in front of me
Remembering every scratch and scar
So please make me a promise
And don't break it or I'll be sad
Please promise me just one thing
That you'll come home for Christmas, Dad
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?
I often question, Could this be true?
Still I wonder, what did I do?
Why aren't you around to take me to the zoo?
Don't you want to go there, too?
Am I not good enough for you?
I can barely sleep because of what you've put me through.
So please tell me, Mama, what did I do?
How about I tell you a thing or two?
Because these words are long overdue.
You might have bit off more than you can chew.
Three girls without a mother because you don't know what to do!
You'll be the sad one not knowing how I grew
Or what I will amount to.
So here's your chance.
What will you do?
It's time for a break through.
Do you wish for a redo?
Do you love me enough to?
I hope you understand my point of view
And finally asking yourself, what did I do?
Latest Shared Story
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...
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.
Every day I dream of how perfect my life would be if you were here.
You could be my everlasting shield and protect me from all my fears.
Or whenever I'm down you would hold me in your arms and wipe away my tears,
But deep in my heart I know it will never be;
that you would walk back into my life and never leave me.
Birthdays, Graduations, Prom:
you've missed it all.
And it hurts so much because you didn't even bother to call.
The truth is I need you here in my life.
When I get married, I want you there to give me away to become a wife.
And when I graduate, I want to see that look of satisfaction on your face.
I don't want another man to take your place,
For there's nothing I want more in this world than to just be daddy's little girl.Latest Shared Story
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...
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.
Nobody wants me,
Everybody can see me,
Everybody just stares.
They know my life,
But they don't know it all.
I feel abandoned,
and one day I'll fall.
My dad was never here,
didn't want me, no doubt.
There was always fighting.
Then he moved out.
Dad hit Mom,
Mom hit Dad.
They are both twisted.
Yes, things are bad.
My mom was a drunk,
a drug addict, too.
Her boyfriend hit me,
and out the door I flew.
My life isn't perfect.
It spirals down.
I'll refuse to show fear
when I move out of town.
I need a way out,
but there is no escape.
God, if you're listening,
is this really my fate?
I don't know where I am.
I'm lost and all alone.
Can't you see me crying?
My heart is torn.
God, I need you.
Can you give me a family,
give me a home,
someone who'll love me for me?
I know it's a lot.
I will thank you for this.
I may not have a family,
but you made up for it with friends.
I love them all very much,
but you know it has to end.
Everyone says that you love me.
Is that really true?
Sometimes it doesn't seem like it.
I wonder if I should love you, too.
I don't know what I'm doing,
who it is I am.
I don't know anything anymore.
It's all confusing.
Latest Shared Story
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...
Poem About Hatred Toward Father
To have your last name
makes me ill.
You make me so angry
I want to kill!
I hate your voice
and the thought of you.
You were never there
when I needed you!
you're a lazy slob.
How could you do
what you did to mom?
It's like you don't
even accept me.
What kind of father
can you be?
You're stupid for thinking
that I'd forgive
what you did to me...to mom.
How do you live?
Do you regret?
I hardly doubt.
I bet that I'm
the last thing you think about.
Don't lie to me.
I know I'm right.
I don't want you
in my sight!
Stay where you are;
You're lousy - I hate you
You're not my father!!
But that's okay,
because I don't need
Go ahead...do it
LOSER! JERK! - I hate you
you're not my father,
and guess what,
I'm no longer
your daughter!Latest Shared Story
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...
11. Dear MomAn Absent Mother Who Left Her Children
Have you forgotten?
Sitting, waiting, hoping
Where did you go, Mom?
Did I do something wrong?
Lost, lonely, sad
Are you really gone, Mom?
I'm with my grandparents now, Mom.
I have a room now.
Are you there, Mom?
Can you hear me?
Tired, crushed, defeated
Started school again.
It's my birthday, Mom!
It's okay, I don't need a birthday card.
Broken, lacking, sorrowful
Broke an arm, Mom.
Got a school solo.
Are you happy?
Undefined, sinking, heartbroken
Went to prom, Mom.
Had my first kiss!
Do you miss us, Mom?
Warped, torn, tangled
You're really gone now.
I'm moving on now, Mom.
I miss you.
Abandoned By Mom Poem
Behind your shadow,
I stand and fall.
It's a tough battle,
In which I feel so small.
My feelings toward you
you might think are dumb.
Sad, upset, confused,
angry, hurt, and numb.
When I needed a mom,
you were not there
to talk about boys
or to fix my hair.
Yes, you did call
every once and a while,
but an ocean of tears
hides behind this smile.
Tormented, trapped, and torn,
my heart says I feel.
Seven years after I was born
my heart won't start to heal.
I see other girls
laugh with their moms,
I go dizzy with swirls
and crash like a bomb.
The anger in me
rages in fright.
Always staying angry,
I just think I might.
Time heals everything;
I don't think that's true.
I know something
time did not do.
Time has been flying.
For a long while
I've always been trying
to show a real smile.
One thing that hurts,
and I don't know why,
you moved far away,
and it makes me cry.
When I think about this,
to myself I lie.
I've gotten over you,
that I would not try.
You are a mother,
a mother of two,
me and my brother.
We hardly know you.
Every night I think
of how my life could've been.
tears run down my face,
and my world starts to spin.
These past few years
have been really hard.
For the rest of my life
I'll be severely scarred.
It took me time to realize
what you did to me.
Tears in my eyes,
and you're clueless it seems.
I try to be brave,
it really hurts.
You could've stayed,
instead of making it worse.
I want you to know this.
It's sad but it's true;
you hurt your little girl
and your little boy too!
You ruined me,
you made me cry,
you really hurt me,
and to laugh I try.
There is a hole in my heart
the doctors don't see.
I guess they don't know
what my mommy did to me.
If you want me back,
you have to prove
you can be a mom
to me and Andre, too!
When I screamed for you,
did you hear a sound?
I guess you didn't,
because you were never around.
I will tell you something
you cannot forget.
Once you hurt your kids,
it will soon come to regret.Latest Shared Story
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...
Poem About Cutting Off Feelings
Where have you gone?
My heart beats faster and faster every time I say your name.
Did you ever love me?
Do you love me now?
I think of you day in and day out, and
Yet you are so far away.
I don't know what to think anymore.
Once I believed in my heart you were someone I could love forever.
I can't love you anymore.
The pain is so deep
That every time I think of you,
My heart is stabbed once again.
It feels like thousands upon thousands of knives stabbing me in the heart.
I can't go on like this anymore.
I can't go on missing you so much that it jeopardizes my happiness.
I want to run and be free from all the hurt you have caused me.
This is my last and final goodbye to the person I thought I could love for the rest of my life.
I am sorry.
But missing you can't go on.
Goodbye, Mommy.Latest Shared Story
I know the pain you must feel to be abandoned by our family. I'm still only a kid, and I'm probably not supposed to be doing this, but when I read that poem, I felt the pain. I was also...
Poem About Not Waiting Any More For Parents Love
I sit alone in the darkness
Waiting for him to come back to me.
Can he hear my cries?
Can he feel my tears?
Can he sense my breaking heart?
God only knows such a fact.
How can this be that he can't see me?
Is it because I'm sitting alone in the darkness?
I just walk past everyone as if I were invisible.
Can he see me now?
Can he see the pain he's caused me?
Or does he look past it?
I think I should move on,
But something tells me to wait.
It's my heart.
I'll give him one more chance
He needs to prove his love to me.
As I return to sit alone in the darkness...
Waiting.Latest Shared Story
I haven't lost my dad, but I did lose one of my closest friends who sent me a scary letter then never talked to me again. A year later, and I'm still waiting for him. This poem explains just...
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
He moved out and lived with her
Where he remains to this day
I miss the way we once were
Before he moved away
I lost all of my respect
And my confidence
I just wish I could forget
I've built myself a fence
The world was a dreary place
For my eleven year-old eyes
Tears would always run down my face
Like rain from the skies
I hung my head in utter sorrow
As I end my fifth grade year
Knowing I won't see him tomorrow
Was enough to bring on tears
Daddy, Daddy please come back
Mommy's crying and I am too
Daddy, Daddy, pick up the slack
I don't know what else to do
Daddy, Daddy I miss you so
Please don't let me see
Daddy, Daddy, please don't go
Daddy you abandoned meLatest Shared Story
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...
Poem About Loving Father Even If He Doesn't Visit
Sometimes I wonder if you even care,
because when I need you, you aren't there.
No matter how much I want to hate you, I can't;
Momma won't let me 'cause nobody's a saint.
I know you could be a good father if you really tried;
so, stop, think about it; listen to the tears I've cried.
Tears that could so easily be wiped away
and replaced with love sure to stay.
Listen, no one can take your place,
even if they had your same face.
I've grown to love you despite all fault,
and that love I will keep within my heart.
Don't be afraid;
my love has never strayed.
I need you a lot,
more than you ever thought.
And remember, I love you despite all fault.Latest Shared Story
You are a very strong young girl. I don't know if it's because he hasn't let you down enough times yet for you to lose the love you have for him or if maybe I really do deep down love my...
Father, today I was born.
As I look at the faces of all the doctors, nurses, and my mother,
You weren't there. I cried.
Father, today is my first day of the third grade.
My grandparents and mother and sister hug me and say good luck.
You weren't there. I cried
Father, today I'm up getting my diploma.
As they call my name and I walk up and look in the audience
And my family and friends cheer,
You weren't there. I cried.
Father, today I get married to the love of my life.
As we say our vows and kiss and turn to our family and friends,
You weren't there. I cried.
Father, today I had my first child.
As I hold her and everyone is gathered around me,
And my husband hugs us,
You weren't there I cried.
Father, today we lay you to rest.
We stand around your grave and keep our heads bowed.
As my family leaves, I lay a rose on your grave
And get on my knees and talk to you.
You're finally there to listen to me and be there, but still I cried.Latest Shared Story
All throughout my life I always had my mom and dad, and I was a happy little girl. They got separated, but that didn't stop me from being daddy's little girl. When I was about 12, he decided...
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.
She said her child was the reason she never achieved her dreams.
Those words hurt her child more than to her they may have seemed.
All her daughter wanted was her love and her affection.
But all she ever got was her mother's constant rejection,
Feeling like a lost child with no one to love.
She prayed to be taken away to the heavens above,
Not knowing why she just wasn't good enough.
Why, when she needed gentleness, was she treated so rough.
Wondering why her existence caused her mother so much pain,
Longing for her mother's love she probably would never gain.
Wanting her mother to tell her she was a blessing,
That she was not the reason for her mother's stressing.
If there is a little girl out there that feels this way,
Just know you are one of GOD's Angels, and he loves you more each day.Latest Shared Story
This is an amazing letter. It takes so long to reach this point in one's life to be able to write these words and feel them. I know...this letter could be mine, but it isn't. I applaud...
19. DadPoem 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
I never heard you clap
You were never there
For me to sit on your lap
All the times I fell
and scratched my knee
You were the one who wasn't there
To comfort me
All those times I was bored
And wanted someone to call
You still weren't there
Not there at all
I always tried to make you proud
Hoping you would love me more
but you never seemed to care
So what did I even do it for
You weren't there for any of my firsts
Might not be for any of my lasts
It's like you're not here in my present
Just like you weren't there in my past
I try to move on
But no one knows how hard it is
For your own father not to love you
As much as he loves his other kids
But I hold my head high
To keep things from looking so bad
But deep down I still wish
I had love from my dadLatest Shared Story
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...
20. ClosurePoem About Accepting Father Leaving
How could you have left
I was only a young girl
I needed your help
I didn't know much of this world
You said that you loved me
You said that you cared
But once you were gone
I was so very scared
So many things we could have done differently
Things we could have fixed
Most of which
By just one simple kiss
You used to be my hero
You used to be a dad
But after you were gone
I found things out
Things that were pretty bad
You're gone now
And you're not coming back
You know that I love you
But I just have to know
If you got a second chance
Would you still go
For a while I blamed you
For a while I blamed me
But now that I am older
I can finally see
That it's never been a fault
And it's never been a fee
Yes, you're gone
And yes, I miss you
But I've finally found happiness
In which to life it is the keyLatest Shared Story
Hi my name is Geraldnae Shaw and I am 13 teen years old. My dad walked out on me, my mom, and 2 brothers. It's very hard for me. My dad was my best friend, we would do everything together....
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