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A Poem by Marie Harrison

A poem about growing up feeling abandoned




When I least expected change,

You abandoned me


You left me alone…

Discarded...stuck with strangers…

Constantly leaving me in danger…


I was scared…

I was lonely…

I felt duped over and over


Embarrassed to be repeatedly

Kicked to the curb


I was enraged…

Frustrated at your

Lack of respect for me


Now it’s hard for me to trust


So difficult for me to

Let go of people and things


If someone walks away

 I want desperately to chase after them


Saying goodbye…

Is next to impossible for me!


My life’s constantly in turmoil for my

Fear of abandonment


When you leave me…

I feel so sad


If you to hang-up the phone…

I feel so alone


I’m always stuck feeling abandoned…

Or smothered


All because of

How you conditioned me,



© 2011 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
Trying to deal with my abandonment issues as an adult. Changing that part of me is hard to do. Maybe writing this poem will help me heal.

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Very nicely expressed ....

Posted 9 Years Ago


Posted 10 Years Ago

Its been a long time since I last read you. I relate to this alot, wonderful poem.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I can totally relate to this peice.. It is wonderfully expressed and a fabulous write :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow so deep but yet so true. It brought back memories of my child hood and though I know I am only 18 a lot went on that no one knows. Wow great wording and your poem is perfect like your wording. :)

Posted 11 Years Ago

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I was very touched by your poem. I hope you find healing.
You have some good images in your poem but the last line says it all. It made me say WOW! I can relate to that.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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I loved how you conveyed the receiver at the last line, it was unexpected..
Writing shall help us deal with our issues, keep writing, and you will heal someday
Good write

Posted 11 Years Ago

Writing does help and you’ve done a great job in bringing all that in this piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago

A neat surprise at the end... a twist that grabs at your guts when you want to fly above the pain...

Posted 11 Years Ago

It saddens me when mothers dont live up to what they should be. They should be comfort and love. Kindness and guidance. They should love unconditionally but the reality is that many mothers are nothing more the selfish women. This shows how it can cause turmoil later on in life.

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on December 28, 2011
Last Updated on December 28, 2011


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

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