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. 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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  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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    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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  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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    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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  6. Daddy Why?

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

    Picture

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  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. 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 dad abandoned me when I was 4 years old. My mom says he still loves me because he paid child support, but I do not believe he loved me. He never kept his word and was always breaking...

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