My hands cover the sound 

Of another broken bone,

Awarded to her by the one to which she is bound

To love and to cherish, that’s what they say

But he hates and neglects not just her but me

I sit and I wipe my tears away 

As I listen to the way she, 



He said that he loved me,

But he never did,

Daddy doesn’t love me

I’m not the perfect kid.

He ran away and he never looked back

He didn’t have not one regret

Further and further along the track 

He’s happier now, I bet.

Without me.


It wasn’t just me and my mum, but my sister too,

I held her in my arms as she sobbed it all out,

He left us wondering ‘what shall we do?’ 

Not knowing what all of this was about,

He found someone new 

Created a family of his own

Had a new baby too,

He doesn’t even care enough to phone.

Gone from his mind.


We went through a lot and it hurt like hell

But oh well,

we’re happier now my family and me

As we continue on just us three.





  • Author: prettylittlepoet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 5th, 2018 14:42
  • Comment from author about the poem: This is the first poem I ever wrote. It’s extremely personal and talks about the struggles I had with my father.
  • Category: Family
  • Views: 29
  • Users favorite of this poem: Maura
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    WELCOME PLP ~ Thanks for your first poem ~ very poignant and personal. I have always had a good relationship with my DAD and still do ~ so I can't empathise but I can sympathise. However many of my students (aged 17 to 30) have parental problems so I do understand ! This is a very well penned Poem with lots of Rhyme & Rhythm but with a sad content ! Verses 1 & 2 & 3 describe your Dads attitude to Your Mum ~ You and Your Sister and then he left and started a New Family and that really hurt ! I love the optimism in V 4.

    "We're happier now my family and me
    As we continue on ~ just us three !"

    Every Blessing you will have great Joy in supporting each other ~ Thanks for caring & sharing ~ Yours BRIAN MPS works by reading and commenting on each others poems. Please check my SITE ~ Thanks BRIAN !

  • Hidden

    Grow, forgive and forget who held you up.
    You are power. You are strong. Theres no war for you...wherever you are.

  • Goldfinch60

    May the three of you go forward into the world with love and joy. Good strong write.
    Welcome to MPS.

  • Maura

    a very powerful poem and structured with care. please keep writing more !!

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