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.

45 Raw and Angry Poems about Abandonment

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  1. 1. Mother To Son

    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. I Needed You

    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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  5. 3. I'm Sorry

    • By Casey Lee Watson
    • Published: January 2008

    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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  6. 4. Always My Father But Never My Dad

    • By Allyssa
    • Published: November 2009

    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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  7. 5. Last Chance

    • By Stefanie
    • Published: August 2008

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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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  8. 6. A Grieving Daughter

    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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  9. 7. Not Good Enough

    • By Imza
    • Published: October 2009

    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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  10. 8. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By Emma R. Sims
    • Published: July 2006

    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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  11. 9. Dad

    • By Jacqueline M. Smith
    • Published: November 2006

    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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  12. 10. The Way It Was

    • By Janice
    • Published: April 2011

    The times we had,
    the times we shared
    were the best time
    when everyone cared.

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    • Rating 4.87
  13. 11. Forget

    • By Angie M.
    • Published: April 2010

    Forget how to care.
    Forget how to trust.
    Forget how to love.
    For my sanity, I must.

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    I've been struggling with being an addict since I was 11 years but once I turned 18 everything changed. I was raped and after that I just felt like giving up. So I turned to heroin...

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  14. 12. A Letter To My Dad

    • By Destiny
    • Published: January 2015

    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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  15. 13. What Did I Do?

    • By Krista N. Davis
    • Published: February 2017

    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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  16. 14. Dear Mom

    • By Katrina Randklev
    • Published: February 2011

    Standing in self-hatred,
    drowning in my tears.
    Looking back on my life,
    what I've been through the past 18 years.

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    This poem deeply touched me, because I can completely relate to it. I have always lived in my brother's shadow, and most times, I wonder if my mom ever even cares or listens to me. This poem,...

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  17. 15. Falling Tears

    • By Bethann Simonson
    • Published: November 2014

    You left me when I was young,
    Left me with my falling tears.
    I felt like I was no one
    For so many long painful years.

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    This poem reminds me of my dad and what I still feel even now when I live with him. Never stop writing!

  18. 16. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By LaKandace Harris
    • Published: August 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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  19. 17. Daddy Wasn't There

    • By Deven T. Smith
    • Published: April 2006

    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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  20. 18. My Father Left Me Behind

    • By Jessica Farley
    • Published: April 2006

    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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    My dad left me because I came out to my family, and he didn't love me for who I am. He was against gays and didn't accept me for who I am, and instead, he packed his bag and never looked...

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  21. 19. Tell Me

    Tell me how to love someone
    who doesn't love me back.

    Tell me how to respect someone

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    Dad, you were never home and I rarely ever saw you. When you were, you would only come to pass through. Your stench of alcohol was so strong. When you'd drink, we'd never get along. In your...

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  22. 20. Daddy Why?

    • By Heidi A. Hopson
    • Published: November 2006

    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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