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.
90 Raw and Angry Poems about Abandonment
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And splinters,Featured Shared Story
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...
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.
Featured Shared Story
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...
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.Featured Shared Story
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...
4. Last Chance
My heart aches, Dad,
For the things you won't do.
My soul breaks, Dad,
For all that we've been through.Featured Shared Story
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...
5. I'm Sorry
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,Featured Shared Story
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...
Forget how to care.
Forget how to trust.
Forget how to love.
For my sanity, I must.Featured Shared Story
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...
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 thereFeatured Shared Story
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...
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?Featured 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...
11. What Did I Do?
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?Featured 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...
12. Falling Tears
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.Featured Shared Story
This poem reminds me of my dad and what I still feel even now when I live with him. Never stop writing!
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.Featured 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...
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 receivedFeatured 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...
15. Dear Mom
Standing in self-hatred,
drowning in my tears.
Looking back on my life,
what I've been through the past 18 years.Featured Shared Story
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,...
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 allFeatured Shared Story
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...
18. Dear Mom
Have you forgotten?
Sitting, waiting, hoping
You are blind.
You can never see
All the anger built up in me.
I hated life,Featured Shared Story
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...
20. Tell Me
Tell me how to love someone
who doesn't love me back.
Tell me how to respect someoneFeatured Shared Story
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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