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This poem is true. My father walked out on me, my sister and my mother when I was two weeks old, When I turned three, I started to see him about once a month. Now I'm 14 and I see him about once every 2 months. He never listens to me, and he babies my older sister. I've never spoken to him about how much it hurt me, and I guess I never will.

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Jesse
This is perfect for me, just because of the fact I went through the same exact thing as you. Thank you lots!
Jessica
This poem describes how my dad treats me, I havent seen/heard from my dad since october, I hate how much he has hurt me, he just doesnt understand :(
lindsey
I absolutly loved this poem. Im doin a project for my l. arts class and we are doing poetry. i was lookin for poems about family problems that are some what related to mine. my dad cheated on my mom wen i was born and then they got divorced and left wen i was 6 wks old. he had alot of probs so my mom got full custody of me and my older bro. he knew my dad way more then i did but now, hes not as attached as me, i love my dad but will never forget any of the stupid inconsderate things he did. so wen i had things to say to him that i never could tell him to his face, i started writing it in poems, u are an inspiration to me. i admire yooh and how well this poem was written, it made me cry b/c its a horrible thing for him to do, no body deserves this comin from there dad. but i wanna let yooh kno that im here with yooh, and that mite not be that bigg o a deal seeing how ima stranger but, i kno wut ur goin through,i feel for yooh. but it was an AWESOME poem!
bonnie
the poem really touched my heart an it sounded just like i was reading about how my daughter's were feeling . you see my x walked out on us an treated the girl's really bad. he only care's about one but the other he think's nothing of her an really if you wanna know the truth i do not think he care's about her neither. thank you for writting something like that. keep up the good work it was great an made me cry. cause the hurt is still there an never leave cause when i see my two beautiful daughter's i remember what an how he treated them an i thank god he will not ever do it again. bonnie

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Daddy

Daddy.
You were never really there for me.
You never really cared for me.
You listen very rarely.
I feel close to you barely.
Every thing she did was the most important stuff.
Every thing I did was never good enough.
Youíre a very small man,
and that I will not stand.
You werenít there when I needed you.
you always had something better to do.
I loved spending time with you,
but that seems to be the one thing you never wanted to do.
So now I given up, I just donít care.
And when Iím asked about you, a good response is rare.
You donít know how much Iíve cried.
You donít know how long Iíve sighed.
Iíve learned lessons from you that werenít good.
but I never understood.
Iíve learned to be conceded.
And uncompleted.
From you Iíve learned never to have a softer side.
And when things get to tough, to run out and hide.
Iíve learned to be cold, cold as cold can be.
Yet with all the damage youíve caused you still canít see.
Youíve torn me apart.
and thatís just the start.
You said Iím not that smart, that Iím really slow.
You said (not in these words) but basically that Iím a ho.
Thank god I donít take after you.
or I donít know what Iíd do.
Unlike you I grew up.
My new fathers a man, while youíre still a pup.
He may be a dick,
but who gives a lick.
At least he cares,
at least heís there.
I know these things sound mean.
But my pain will no longer go unseen.
Iíve gone though some changes, and opened up my heart.
But in my new happier life, you are still a part.
My new love for others and for you I will show.
But this pain in my heart will never let go.
Iím a young woman now.
That happened . . . some how.
Iíve learned to forgive,
but never to forget.
My memories of you are bad and sad.
But now in many ways, Iíve found hope. Even though it still hurts, Iíve
learned to cope.

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sharon
i cn relate to this poemalthough my father never walked out on me or ma family he still lives with me but he is never there for me he never talks to unless its fior me to do something for him whether its cooking or cleaning. a big family fude between my dad and my dad's mom brothers and sisters let me in pieces because i was caught in the middle. when i read this poem it just mademe cry because i realised this is like me and i was 7 years old when all this started i am now 16 and i have been broken anf torn apart since and it is gettin worse each day i have been through depression anger problems to a point where i just brake down and cry in the middle of the day in school. i am sorry i have givenmy life story but i just wanted tosay this poem is great, and i now know i am not alone thank you
Jessica
I love this poem. My dad hates me and his 6 other kids. He doent even remember my B-day.
Deanna
I loved this poem! it made me cry cause my dad is the same way. ive grew up with him, me acting like cinderella but coming home to my mom i'd break down and cry. im not sure why because i still loved him but after a while i learned that i dont need to give into him. so. yea! keep up the good work! i loved it! thankyou so much cause i didnt know how to get out wat i wanna say to him but now (if you dont mind) im goin to send this to him. thank you!
luz de la luna
wow this poem is beutiful i love it it expesses so much pain.
Dawn
Katey, I am 39 years old and I love this poem. Good for you that you can express yourself and put it into words. My father also made some very bad choices and I also feel the same way about my dad that you do, and the thing is, he STILL wants me to feel guilty for not dealing with him. The pain will never go away, but you can learn from it. Good Job!
Crystal
I loved this poem. it really touched me because my dad just left me basically a couple of months ago and now i live with a family that i lived with when i was younger. and its not like my dad is in trouble or doesnt know where i am he has made no effort to contact me or the people i live with. he doesnt care. it astounds me how a father can just abandon his daughter like that. its amazing!
Ana
I really liked your poem. I am really sorry you have had such a horrible time with your father. I have never had that trouble with my father, but all but one of my siblings treat me like crap. It is amazing how your poem can touch so many people in so many different ways. Great Job!
Liza
I vote great way to express yourself. I thought I was the only one who went threw this, you have expressed my relationship with my father, better than I ever could! I am truely sorry for your pain, but grateful that you have learned to move on. I loved how I felt your pain, through out just reading the first paragraph.
patricia
the poem is great comes from u heart about u dad well love it touched my heart it made me cry cause my dad was excacly like that i love it keep up the good work
Christo
" "- I'm absolutely speechless. Fab poem, keep it up!
Kelly
THIS WAS AN AWESOME POEM! ME AND MY FATHER DID NOT SPEAK FROM THE TIME HE LEFT ME MOTHER WHEN I WAS 5 UNTIL I WAS ABOUT 14. I WAS RAISED BY MY STEP-FATHER WHO IS BEEN SUCH A BLESSING TO ME. HE IS RAISING MY 12 AND 13 YEAR OLD BROTHERS RIGHT BY HIMSELF, HE IS A WONDERFUL MAN. THIS POEM HIT HOME WITH ABOUT MY REAL DADDY, IT MADE CHILLS RUN DOWN MY BODY AND TEARS SWELL IN MY EYES, YOU ARE A GREAT! WRITIER
Kandice
This is a really good poem. My "Father" walked out on my mom an me when i was little bitty. Now I'm 15 an never see him. He don't pay child support and always talks about his other kids. But i also learned o cope cause my mother found a great guy and He is and always will be my Daddy.
Leighann
I must say, Katey well done for being able to open up and write a poem like this, I was very Touched by it, it is everything I feel and have gone through myself, I am 19 and my real father was never around when I was growing up, never there for birthdays or Christmas, but was for his other two children, but not me! I wish I had never meet him, lies after lies all they do is hurt you! your poem is so true to me and I really do feel for u and to know that there are others out there that have experienced the same as u, in some way makes you feel better, all I ever wanted was to be a daddyís girl and I have never had the chance to be that, only a Mummyís Girl, I have not had contact with him since may this year and I can start to move on, and forget. Katey all I want to say to you is, I know itís easy for others to say But u donít need him, you have your mum and she is the only one who we will ever need.
tiarra
this poem really touched me . i can almost relate to it but my dad was never there i talked to him when i was i think 11 that meant so much to me. i understand how you feel. If you need anyone to talk to I will love to because all my friends have their dads in their lives if they dont its a father figure. thanks for writing the poem. i mean that alot
Jen
Absolutely amazing your poem expresses to a 't' how I feel. Thank you so much and I will be sending it in my father's day card. Best wishes and again absolutely amazing. God bless!
Kacie
omg, your poem made me cry. it's amazing how you expressed your feelings, i always seem to hide them. my dad is a drug addict and i still have problems with him. thanks for your poem, it really helped me to find hope for my future.
Krista
I loved that poem because its how i feel about my dad. He can be a real dick. I love my dad like always I just don't like his ways.
Daniella
That poem is so true, That really reminds me of my father also. Good work on that poem. Im just now starting to feel like your starting to (confused) but really really good. see-yah
Shannon
I liked this poem because it kinda describes what i am going through, except for the part about my mother being with someone else because she isn't and she doesn't want anyone or any guy to hurt us anymore.
mincie
Awsome poem.
Brittany
This poem really touched me becasue I have the same problems with my father. I had thought I was the only one you had that bad of problems with their dad but I guess not. So I thank you for wrinting this poem to open up not only my eyes but our fathers and other girls with the same problems.
jillian
this poem is like a biograpy of my life i love it
ashley
i really like this poem i mean it fits my daddy so much. He is in jail and he never relly liked me that much and i never understood y but katey u did a great job on this poem and im hoping that it is a false one for u~~~ Great Job Girlie Love Ashley**
angie
wow is a beutiful poem,,is the same way i feel for my dad give you *****stars keep up the good work.
sierra
I'm 13 now but when I was 8 my dad walked out on me,my sister,and my mom. It broke my heart because more then anything i wanted a family. That night everyone was fighting and he just packed and left. Within the next couple of months he came around every few days. But for the last 2-3 years i haven't seen or had anything to do with him I haven't got a birthday or christmas present for about 3 years. But i live with just my mom and your poem really described my current situation*. And it was really good.
Britney
I am the same age as Katey and i loved it I think she should move on to being a real poet if not! I just think it waz FANTASTIC!
ashley
This is a great poem. This poem touched my heart because I never felt the love from daddy either. Im very sorry that you had to experience this horrible pain. Keep up the good work.
Alaina
i loved it. That was so true , cause my parnets are divioced and my dad doesn't care about me at all. I have a new dad and he is dick , but i really have him in my life than Chuck. Someday i am going to tell him how it is. I was really good. I almost cried.
bekah
This poem touches me so much. Im only twelve years old and i feel this way my dad compares me to my stepsister so much and he cheated an my mom. When i tell him things im just waisting my breath. Your very good at letting your feelings out and i give u best wished.
Hannah
I cannot relate to your poem, thank goodness. I have a father that cared for me, and a step father who still cares about me. My biological father is dead, but he did care for me. I am sorry that you never got to feel the love that every child deserves from their parents. My heart goes out to you.
sarah
I LOVED THIS POEM! My biolagical father (I call a sperm donner) left my mother and sisters for his ex-wife. he left when my mother was about 3-4 months pregnent with me(and he new). i have meet him once only becaus my grandmother wanted me to and I did not want to hurt her. That was the first and last time I have talked to him.
Jessica
Katey. thats exactly like my story! i mean my dad paid attention to my sister but not me! i couldnt handle it and could never put it into words! thank you for doing it for me!
Precious
I just wanted to say that my father walked out when I was four. I never see him, I've inherited his anger, rage, stubborness, ignorance and inconsiderate attitude. Up until this past Dec. I was a mess and tried committed suicide because I've the emptiness I felt. Now I've learned that I don't have any of his traits and that I can only control my own actions and attitudes. I'm a better person and the way your dad affects you, is similiar to how my "dad" affected me. I hope your life will offer a point where you can just put himin your past and be happy. it took me 17 years and lots of therapy (LoL I'm not crazy!) but I'm finally happy without him in my life!
Kimmie
I really like your poem. You showed your true feelings and you almost remind me of me. Tis a good poem.
Adrienne
This poem is exactly my life! I have a step-father who is exactly like this and my biological father is this way too. It is so true!
rebecca
i totally relate to this my dad left me when i was just a baby and there are all kinds of questions i want answers to but he's never around for me to ask him i really like the poem losing a father is one of hardest things that a daughter or son will ever feel
Ashley
This is such a great poem it reminds me of my dad because he doesn't really care for me. And i never can forget him for not being there for me. This poem is outstanding! Great job Katey!
M
I give this poem 5 stars! I had a dad that wasnt around much so I can really relate! WONDERFUL WRITING!
Chey
I also can relate to your poem. My dad was not around when i was growing up. he left around when i was 5 months maybe older but i havent seen him in 18 1/2 years. Great poem, I love it.
Ashley
WoW i can relate to this poem for 15 years i never even spoke to my "sperm donar" and he only lives like 2 minutes away so ya. but it doesnt matter cuz i got ppl who care =)
KALI
kATEY, yOUR POEM BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD AND HOW I FELT LEFT OUT OF MY FAMILY AFFECTION ESPECIALLY MY DAD, I HAVE EXPERIENCE ONE IMPORTANT THING TIME HEALS EVERTHING,AND THANK GOD OFTEN FOR YOUR LIFE BECAUSE YOU HAVE A PUEPOSE HERE AND YOU ARE VERY SPECIAL.
Dawn
I can really relate to your poem. My mom did the same to me. Very good poem. You took the words right out of my mouth.
summer
i really like this poem and my dad never even cared.. i cry.. and i hurt .. and it's just a shame..not even words could decribe the way i feel.but your poem cleared every feeling of mine . it is so true
lisa
thank u for making this poem i've kinda been in denyle about my father but he never really talks to me it's like it gripes him to be with me and that hurts me tremendesley but don't worry about my problems just thank u for making me realise this may ur poem help other poeple as much as it did me cas i had all this anger form totally different places coming and it helped drain them thank u again:)
kerri
Mine walked too,it's a hard hill to climb when you are too young to understand WHY?All you can do is deal and be a much better parent yourself!
N.G.
I cant say i feel the same way as you about my dad! But i know how bad it hurts.Im 14 almost 15 an the only parent that has ever stuck by my side is my dad My mom is the one who i think this pome would be about in my life. She never cared for me but my older and my littler sister she was all ways there for. Anyways that was a really good pome!
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