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.

91 Raw and Angry Poems about Abandonment

  1. 1. Mother To Son

    Langston Hughes was a prominent writer during the Harlem Renaissance. In this poem, a mother uses the metaphor of life being like a staircase to give advice to her son. While there are difficult times, you must keep moving like you would while walking up a staircase.

    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

    Not receiving the love that one needs from their mother.

    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. Always My Father But Never My Dad

    • By Allyssa
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2009

    I dedicate this to my real father because he was never there as I was growing up, so my mom's ex treated me like I was his and that's why I call him daddy because he's the one that I actually had!

    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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  6. 4. Last Chance

    • By Stefanie
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008

    A poem to her dad from a daughter who is slipping away before his eyes.

    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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  7. 5. I'm Sorry

    • By Casey Lee Watson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2008

    Sorry for the way I behave.

    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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  8. 6. A Smile To Remember

    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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  9. 7. Forget

    • By Angie M.
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems 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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  10. 8. The Way It Was

    • By Janice
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    I would just like my daughters back in my life.

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

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  11. 9. A Letter To My Dad

    • By Destiny
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems January 2015

    My dad has been in and out of my life, and it hurt me deeply because he has other kids, and I always felt like the one kid he never really wanted. I turned to poetry because it gave me the opportunity to express my thoughts and emotions in a good way,

    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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  12. 10. A Grieving Daughter

    This poem is to give every hurting little girl confirmation that no matter what you've been told or have been through, your heavenly Father will always love you.

    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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  13. 11. What Did I Do?

    • By Krista N. Davis
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2017

    My name is Krista. For four years my mom and I have been raising my nieces: 7, 5, and 4. We see their heartache knowing their mom doesn't choose to be around. This poem is a way to make a 7 year old voice be heard because we know this is how they feel sometimes. Thank you. I hope you enjoy!

    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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  14. 12. Falling Tears

    • By Bethann Simonson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2014

    I wrote this poem because my mom left me when I was only 4, and I feel that there are lots of other people out there who feel the same. I wrote this because I want someone to understand how I feel.

    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!

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  15. 13. Daddy's Little Girl

    • By LaKandace Harris
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A girl cries out for the loss of her father who has left her life. All she wants is to be daddy's little girl.

    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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  16. 14. Dad

    • By Jacqueline M. Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A child who yearns endlessly and in vain for her 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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  17. 15. Dear Mom

    • By Katrina Randklev
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2011

    I am a survivor of child sexual abuse by my father. This is one of many of my reflections on how the abuse has not only changed my life forever, but how it has completely killed any happiness in my life as well. I am 25 now, 26 next month. My father has been in prison for the last 19 years for the abuse against my brother and me. His earliest release date is for July 22, 2024. He will be 74 then. I hope to God he never lives to see outside of the prison walls.

    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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  18. 16. Daddy Wasn't There

    • By Deven T. Smith
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    Mom, you were there for everything in my life, but daddy wasn't.

    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. New Life

    • By Racheal E. Bartels
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    This poem consists of a girl expressing anger at her mother for not appreciating her. She finally finds relief when she moves in with her dad.

    Why can't you love me and accept me for who I am?
    I always try my hardest; I do the best I can.
    Can't you see how sad I've been?
    The way you treated me must have been a sin.

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  20. 18. Dear Mom

    • By Jonah
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2017

    This poem is coming right from the heart. As a child, my mother had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, which impacted my siblings and my life. There was constant upheaval and unstable lifestyles. I had to deal with being homeless, taking care of my 4 younger siblings, and moving around a lot (7 schools in 5 years). At the age of 13 my mom left us and forgot about her kids completely, leaving us to pick up the pieces.

    Dear Mom,
    Have you forgotten?

    Sitting, waiting, hoping

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  21. 19. Blind

    • By Jack Mcifco
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2008

    This poem is how I feel. Even if I'm ashamed of it, it's a big part of my life, and it changed me.

    You are blind.
    You can never see
    All the anger built up in me.
    I hated life,

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    I can totally relate. My whole life I thought my parents were in love and that we were a happy family, minus some flaws. But last year, I found out the truth. My parents have been married for...

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  22. 20. Tell Me

    How do you forgive someone who can't be forgiven?

    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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