A POEM TO SHARE

November 26, 2013

Hey everyone. Getting ready to spend some time with family, eating, doing not one thing….well, I’m helping my mom with the  cooking.

In addition to writing, I like poetry as well. I have one that I’ve just written and I have to say it was the hardest, somewhat painful one. It deals with abandonment from a parent. I’m sure some of you have experienced this early in your life. My mom had me when she was 19. My father was around for a short time, but unfortunately left. From that time before she was married, it was just me and her. After her divorce, it was three: Mom, me and my brother. My mom raised us the best she could, even working two jobs, and went to school for a spell. My brother and I are well-adjusted adults. Both of us have very good heads on our shoulders and we know right from wrong….even if we do slip up. I’m sharing this poem to those who know how it feels to be abandoned by a mother or father. It’s something we try to push into the back of our minds, but there are some moments in our lives when it comes back with a painful sting. When I read it, I couldn’t help but cry, all the anger came rushing back to me, but I’m feeling better. Writing this poem has been very cathartic and I’m learning to heal from it also. I hope this helps for you too.

 

ABANDONED DAUGHTER

I’m an abandoned child

I’ve been left behind

Never to experience a father’s love

You left me when I needed you

Left because of selfishness

Left because of cowardice

You left a daughter

I feel a deep jagged hole

A wound that hasn’t healed

A wound so deep….it hurts

Hurts to see

Hurts to hear

Hurts to feel

My pain

My self-worth

My anger is unending

How can I know love

I chase after it

Knowing it will leave me

I built a wall around my heart

Instead of receiving….I push love away

Fearing it will cruelly be taken

A father is supposed to protect

Watch

Cherish his daughter

Instead, I was left alone

Abandoned

 Sometimes you just need to get things off your chest and keep living your life. I pray that every one of you have a Safe, Happy, and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Don’t eat too much……

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