You neglected me, 

didn’t protect me, 

abandoned me,

chose an abusive man 

over your children... 

I forgive you. 

I give you the

unconditional affection

never afforded me,

because I love you 

despite everything 

and I don’t want 

the past having 

power over me.



abusechildhoodfatherforgivenessmotherrelationshipsunconditional love

◄ Moral Abyss

Daughter ►


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Fri 17th May 2019 14:44

Thank you Dorothy. I appreciate your feedback. I came back a couple times to delete this poem, but I believe the poems you want to delete are the ones the world needs to read. My hope is that no one can relate, but my fear is that many do. For me, poetry is a way to acknowledge the pain, let it go, and move on.

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Fri 17th May 2019 07:35

This is such a sad poem, your gentle nature shines through and you are an example to all of us,


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