Anger Poems

Anger Poems

Powerful Poems about Hard Times

There is nothing more painful than fighting between family members. Whether between parents who are married or divorced, or between siblings, there is nothing more bitter than watching people who once loved each other say painful things to one another. Family member know each other better than anyone. They know each other's vulnerabilities and can hurt each other in the most private and intimate places. So before you say something to a family member, no matter how much you think that they deserve it, remember, the pain of the memory of this encounter will last much longer than the satisfaction of a good one liner.

48 Raw and Angry Poems about Abandonment

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  1. 1. Mother To Son

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    Well, son, I'll tell you:
    Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
    It's had tacks in it,
    And splinters,

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    I was not a very good student when I was in school. I did the minimal amount of work required, retained little and barely paid attention. In 1965, my 8th grade English teacher read MOTHER TO...

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  3. 2. A Smile To Remember

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    we had goldfish and they circled around and around
    in the bowl on the table near the heavy drapes
    covering the picture window and
    my mother, always smiling, wanting us all

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  5. 3. I Needed You


    • By Angie M Flores
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2008 with permission of the Author.

    When I was sad and depressed,
    I needed you to be cheer me up.
    Instead, I drank till I was numb enough not to feel anything.

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    As the eldest in the family I was always the one who got blamed for the mistakes of my sister. My sister and I don't share a bond. As far as I can remember, we were still young when I put...

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  6. 4. I'm Sorry


    • By Casey Lee Watson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Words I say don't always come out right,
    and they always seem to start a fight.

    I know what I say can hurt you,

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    I was dating a guy who was 5 years younger than me, and now he wants to live alone, leaving me and us behind. He says there is no chance of being together for us. He wants a girl younger. We...

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  7. 5. Always My Father But Never My Dad


    • By Allyssa
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I'm sorry you missed out when I went to school for the first time,
    And you didn't have me tell you that you were all mine.
    I'm sorry you weren't there to take me to the mall,
    And you weren't there to tell me I have to stand tall.

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    I am so deeply sorry. I, too, fantasized about a wonderful future with my dad in the picture. He made lots of promises to me when I was younger and I believed in him. But now I know that it...

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  8. 6. Last Chance

    • By Stefanie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

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    My heart aches, Dad,
    For the things you won't do.
    My soul breaks, Dad,
    For all that we've been through.

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    My dad is a substance abuser. He is abusive physically, emotionally and mentally in every possible way imagine. Since I could remember he has degraded my mum, my brothers and me. My mum...

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  9. 7. My Feelings To You

    • By Katarina Alexa Arruda
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2007 with permission of the Author.

    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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  10. 8. A Grieving Daughter

    • By Ebony Angel B.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    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 the child for all of her heartache and pain.
    Did she realize emotional abuse can drive a child insane?

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    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...

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  11. 9. Not Good Enough

    • By Imza
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2009 with permission of the Author.

    I help you through hard times, as you do for me,
    But you really don't know how much I hide.
    Even though we are the best of friends,
    I really don't think you can understand.

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    For a dad, it's really hard when you’re unable to heal her most precious heart. I read a poem so it can give me ideas on what else I need to say, but what can a dad do if his daughter is...

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  12. 10. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By Emma R. Sims
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

    I wish, I wish I was daddy's little girl,
    I would have a dance with him; into his arms I'd twirl.
    I would have someone to hold me close when I get too scared,
    Instead I have to dream about it with my best friend Brittany Baird.

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    I'm 13 years old. I have a dad, but I want him to be with me. We talk on the phone and we say we love each other. But I want him here in my life. I want him to be on my side when my mom...

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  13. 11. Dad

    • By Jacqueline M. Smith
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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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  14. 12. Daddy Why?

    • By Heidi A. Hopson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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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  15. 13. I'm Sorry...Dad

    • By Shayla Pearl H.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I'm sorry you missed the day I came home.
    I'm sorry you left my Mum all alone.
    I'm sorry you missed the first time I walked.
    And I'm sorry you missed the first time I talked.

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    My dad was deported for being caught with drugs a few months before I was born. He wasn't there for any of my firsts. He didn't see me until I was a year old and we moved to Mexico. I grew up...

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  16. 14. A Letter To My Dad

    • By Destiny
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2015 with permission of the Author.

    I am angry at the world, and I often wonder why
    I don't want to throw my sorrow on all those who have hurt me
    Yet you are one of the main reasons I cry
    I cry because you weren't there

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    This poem really touched me since I am going through a really difficult stage right now. Both of my parents divorced when I was little, but I had always maintained contact with my dad. I...

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  17. 15. What Did I Do?

    • By Krista N. Davis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2017 with permission of the Author.

    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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  18. 16. Daddy Wasn't There

    • By Deven T. Smith
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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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  19. 17. My Father Left Me Behind

    • By Jessica Farley
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2006 with permission of the Author.

    Leaving behind others to take your place,
    Carrying on your name, walking around with your face,
    Knowing you got left behind,
    Wondering what's on my father's mind.

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    This is my poem. I'm so glad it has inspired so many people.

    My dad passed last year, I was able to meet him prior to his passing. Sometimes you just have to forgive people as they do not...

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  20. 18. How Do You Call Yourself A Mom?

    • By Taryn
    • Published by Family Friend Poems April 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Looking in your eyes
    Tells me something's wrong.
    Never began to realize
    You've neglected for so long.

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    I can feel this poem. My father died early. I live with my 2 siblings and mother. My grandparents pay for everything for us. My mother is a good person only towards my siblings. She takes me...

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  21. 19. Dear Mom

    • By Krystal A. Bayer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2006 with permission of the Author.

    Dear Mom,
    You said you'd always be there
    But you're nowhere to be found
    I can't believe you left me

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    My story began when I was a baby. I got taken into a family, but my sister and brother (only 1 and 2 years older) stayed with my mom. She had another baby girl 2 years younger than me who...

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  22. 20. A Lost Promise

    • By Jacqueline Uvalle
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2006 with permission of the Author.

    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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    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;...

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